43 Thomas Zimmerman
Zimmerman in 2008 (Jr.): Having fully recovered from a torn ACL a year prior, Zimmerman played in 13 of the 16 games for the Mids ... helped Navy secure a No. 3 national ranking in fewest goals allowed per game (scoring defense), surrendering 104 goals in 16 games (6.50) ... going into the NCAA quarterfinals, the Mids had been ranked No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks ... the Mids held 10 of their 16 opponents to seven or fewer goals, winning 22 in a row when achieving this feat ... it has given up double-figure goals just nine times in the last 46 games (2006-present) and 11 times in the last 62 games (2005-present) ... Navy held seven of its foes scoreless in the opening stanza ... Maryland, who owned the nation's seventh-ranked scoring offense, was unable to score against the Mids' defense for the first 41 minutes of the game ... held Lehigh and Holy Cross to a combined 36 shots (back-to-back games) ... held the Mountain Hawks without a shot in the first quarter, while the Crusaders managed just two shots in the opening half ... member of Navy's man-down defense that was ranked 16th in the country, stopping the EMO on 74.3 percent of the opportunities ... overall, the Mids surrendered nine extra-man goals and just two by Patriot League foes ... earned his first collegiate start in the Mids' season-opener against VMI ... picked up six ground balls, including a season-high two against Mount St. Mary's ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for a second straight year.
2007 (So.): After suffering a serious knee injury during fall ball, made a courageous recovery and was able to play in 11 of Navy's 15 games in the spring ... played a mix bag of defense and among the long stick defensive midfielders ... grabbed seven grounders, including two against Canisius ... made his first appearance of the season in Navy's 9-5 victory over Patriot League foe Lehigh on March 10 ... member of Navy's nationally-ranked (3rd) defensive unit that surrendered 6.60 goals per game ... held Patriot League foes to a league-low 5.50 goals per game ... Navy's defense surrendered double-digit goals in four contests, including just once to a Patriot League team (in a 15-10 win over Colgate during the regular season) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2006 (Fr.): Saw action in all 15 games for the Mids as a valuable back-up member of the nation's No. 1-ranked scoring defense that surrendered just 5.47 goals per game and allowed double-digit goals only once during the season (in an 11-10 win by the Mids over arch rival Army) ... picked up 11 ground balls, including a career-high three against Holy Cross ... grabbed a pair of grounders against Army in the Patriot League Championship Game.
More on Zimmerman: A 2004 graduate of St. Paul's School, Zimmerman attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2004-05 academic year ... a three-sport standout, earning letters in football (3), wrestling (2) and lacrosse (2) ... member of the lacrosse team that won the MIAA "A" lacrosse title in 2004 with a 17-3 record ... member of the High School Lacrosse Tewaaraton Team in `04 ... named All-MIAA and All-Metro as a senior ... a 2004 Kelly Award finalist ... member of the wrestling team that earned the MIAA "B" Championship in 2003 and `04 ... led the football team to the MIAA "B" title in 2003 and `04 ... full name is Thomas Wickham Zimmerman ... born Jan. 13, 1986, in Baltimore, Md. ... son of Wick and Kim Zimmerman ... majoring in Ocean Engineering, he owns a 3.61 cumulative grade-point average ... an exceptional student, he has been named to the Commandant's List five times, including this past fall ... has also twice appeared on the Dean's and Superintendent's Lists ... stands 105th among his class of 1,073 students in overall order of merit, 195th in academic order of merit and 275th in military order of merit.