Zinn cracks top ten

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By: Ben Klau ’18 & Shane Rabacs ’18

Evan Zinn ’18 was recently ranked as the number seven senior player in the country, according to Ty Zander’s latest article on the Recruiting Rundown.

Zinn, who committed to Johns Hopkins in 2014 as a freshman, enters the Wreckers spring season as a senior captain.

“It’s a cool honor to be thought of that highly and be listed alongside such a group of good players, but in the end, it all comes down to how I play on game day to help my team win,” Zinn said.

Zinn’s performance on game day isn’t the only way he impacts the team. “He not only needs to lead on the field but also he and the other captains are the ones that motivate the team, by talking to them after practices and games,” head coach Paul McNulty said.

Zinn finished last year with 40 goals and 35 assists, totalling 75 points in Staples’ 10-6 season.

Zinn’s honors don’t stop with being named the number seven senior in the country. McNulty elaborated on Zinn’s talents and honors. “ He was first team FCIAC and second team All State,” McNulty said. “He was selected to the Hearst Connecticut Media Boys Lacrosse All-Star Team Under Armour All-American Underclass Long Island – Highlight Team.”

Zinn was ranked 17th on the list last year, making this a 10 spot jump.

The pressure to play as the number seven senior in the country doesn’t seem to phase Zinn. “I feel no different now than I did before. I don’t really think about pressure like that. I think of it more as motivation,” he said.

Zinn is an athletic player that uses his speed to blow by defenders and uses his shot accuracy on the move. He has put a lot of time and effort into the game of lacrosse and he doesn’t have any sign of slowing down.

“I’ve dedicated a lot of time to be the best I can. Whether it be with my teammates or on my own, I always find time to practice,” Zinn said. “I’ve also played for the Long Island Express club team for the past four years, traveling all around the east coast to play against the top talent in our class.”

Photo Credit: Shelly Burger

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