#33 Ross Zimmerman
HONORS & AWARDS
All-Great Western LacrosseLeague First Team (2008)
All-Great Western LacrosseLeague Second Team (2007)
A two-time all-GWLL selection … named tothe first team as a senior and was a second-teampick as a junior … four-time monogram winner …played in 58 career games, including 45 starts, with106 ground balls … notched one point on an assist… prep All-American while at Brother Rice …first Utica native to ever be a student-athlete atNotre Dame.
AS A SENIOR: Named to the all-GWLL firstteam … started all 17 games in the Irish defense… key cog in an Irish defense that ranked fifthamong all NCAA Division I teams with a 7.06goals-against average … picked up a single-seasoncareer-high 39 ground balls … picked up three ormore ground balls in eight games during the season… matched a career-high number with sixground balls in helping the Irish to the GWLLtournament title in a 9-2 win over #10 Ohio State… scooped up five ground balls in a 16-6 leaguewin over Quinnipiac … had four ground balls inback-to-back wins over Air Force (13-5) and #9Ohio State (17-12) during the regular season …whistled for two penalties, which resulted in oneminute of penalty time.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 15 games …earned second-team all-GWLL recognition …helped the Notre Dame defense rank fourthnationally with a school-record goals-against averageof 6.66 … picked up 34 ground balls andattempted one shot … tallied his first collegiatepoint with an assist in a 14-9 road victory atQuinnipiac in the regular-season finale … pickedup a season-high five ground balls in a 14-6league win over Denver … collected four groundballs against both #20 Ohio State and Quinnipiac… had three ground balls on three occasions …whistled for one penalty, which resulted in 30 secondsof penalty time against Denver.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 15games, making four starts … picked up 23 groundballs … key member of Irish defense that ranked11th nationally by allowing just 7.67 goals pergame … collected a career-high six ground ballsagainst both Brown and Ohio State … had threeground balls in an 8-4 season-opening victoryover #14 Penn State … picked up two groundballs against #5 Hofstra and Lehigh.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 11 games,making nine starts in the Irish defense … collected10 ground balls … called for one penalty …started his first collegiate game, a 14-6 victory at#21 Penn State, where he picked up two groundballs … also picked up two ground balls versusDenver and Fairfield … had a season-high threeground balls in a 9-8 double-overtime win at #13Hofstra … only games he did not start whereagainst North Carolina and Butler.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA:Decorated two-sport athlete at Brother Rice, garneringfour varsity letters in lacrosse and three infootball … part of two state championship teamsin lacrosse and one in football … combined towin seven conference and seven regional titles inhis scholastic career … lacrosse team was rankednationally during his freshman and junior seasons,as they captured the state title both of those years… received All-America honors as a defensemanin lacrosse his senior season … two-time all-conference,all-city, and all-state selection in lacrosse… team MVP and captain during his final campaign,as he set school records for most takeawaysand ground balls … had 60 takeaways, the topmark in the state, and was most valuable defensemanat the Boys[apos] Latin Invitational in 2003 …played for the west squad in the All-American allstargame … all-city and all-conference linebackerhis senior season … collected 150 tackles duringthat campaign en route to being tabbed teamMVP … member of the National Honor Society… grew up in the same area as former Irishlacrosse player Nick Petcoff … son of Karen andLarry Zimmerman … father played collegiatefootball at Central Michigan … has one youngerbrother … born Dec. 12, 1985, in Detroit, Mich…. graduated from the Mendoza College ofBusiness in May of 2008 with a 3.025 cumulativeGPA.
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