HONORS & AWARDS
All-Great Western Lacrosse
League First Team (2008)
All-Great Western Lacrosse
League Second Team (2007)
A two-time all-GWLL selection ... named to
the first team as a senior and was a second-team
pick as a junior ... four-time monogram winner ...
played in 58 career games, including 45 starts, with
106 ground balls ... notched one point on an assist
... prep All-American while at Brother Rice ...
first Utica native to ever be a student-athlete at
AS A SENIOR: Named to the all-GWLL first
team ... started all 17 games in the Irish defense
... key cog in an Irish defense that ranked fifth
among all NCAA Division I teams with a 7.06
goals-against average ... picked up a single-season
career-high 39 ground balls ... picked up three or
more ground balls in eight games during the season
... matched a career-high number with six
ground balls in helping the Irish to the GWLL
tournament title in a 9-2 win over #10 Ohio State
... scooped up five ground balls in a 16-6 league
win over Quinnipiac ... had four ground balls in
back-to-back wins over Air Force (13-5) and #9
Ohio State (17-12) during the regular season ...
whistled for two penalties, which resulted in one
minute of penalty time.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 15 games ...
earned second-team all-GWLL recognition ...
helped the Notre Dame defense rank fourth
nationally with a school-record goals-against average
of 6.66 ... picked up 34 ground balls and
attempted one shot ... tallied his first collegiate
point with an assist in a 14-9 road victory at
Quinnipiac in the regular-season finale ... picked
up a season-high five ground balls in a 14-6
league win over Denver ... collected four ground
balls against both #20 Ohio State and Quinnipiac
... had three ground balls on three occasions ...
whistled for one penalty, which resulted in 30 seconds
of penalty time against Denver.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 15
games, making four starts ... picked up 23 ground
balls ... key member of Irish defense that ranked
11th nationally by allowing just 7.67 goals per
game ... collected a career-high six ground balls
against both Brown and Ohio State ... had three
ground balls in an 8-4 season-opening victory
over #14 Penn State ... picked up two ground
balls against #5 Hofstra and Lehigh.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 11 games,
making nine starts in the Irish defense ... collected
10 ground balls ... called for one penalty ...
started his first collegiate game, a 14-6 victory at
#21 Penn State, where he picked up two ground
balls ... also picked up two ground balls versus
Denver and Fairfield ... had a season-high three
ground balls in a 9-8 double-overtime win at #13
Hofstra ... only games he did not start where
against North Carolina and Butler.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA:
Decorated two-sport athlete at Brother Rice, garnering
four varsity letters in lacrosse and three in
football ... part of two state championship teams
in lacrosse and one in football ... combined to
win seven conference and seven regional titles in
his scholastic career ... lacrosse team was ranked
nationally during his freshman and junior seasons,
as they captured the state title both of those years
... received All-America honors as a defenseman
in 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 takeaways
and ground balls ... had 60 takeaways, the top
mark in the state, and was most valuable defenseman
at the Boys' Latin Invitational in 2003 ...
played for the west squad in the All-American allstar
game ... all-city and all-conference linebacker
his senior season ... collected 150 tackles during
that campaign en route to being tabbed team
MVP ... member of the National Honor Society
... grew up in the same area as former Irish
lacrosse player Nick Petcoff ... son of Karen and
Larry Zimmerman ... father played collegiate
football at Central Michigan ... has one younger
brother ... born Dec. 12, 1985, in Detroit, Mich.
... graduated from the Mendoza College of
Business in May of 2008 with a 3.025 cumulative
ZIMMERMAN'S CAREER STATISTICS