Faceoff between Maryland and Cornell is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Faceoff between Maryland and Colgate is scheduled for noon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Faceoff between Maryland and Virginia is scheduled for 5 p.m. at UNC's Kenan Stadium.
Zink Honor Roll: 2004 Preseason First Team All-American 2003 USILA Second Team All-American
On Zink: All-American defenseman who returns for his senior season as a team captain ... preseason first-team All-American as a senior ... combines with fellow All-American Chris Passavia to give the Terps perhaps the nation's top 1-2 punch on close defense ... great at stripping the ball from offensive players and creating turnovers with an stifling style ... a very versatile player with good size and good reach ... looked upon as important part of the team's close defense according to Dave Cottle ... a natural southpaw ... the best position defenseman on the team ... impressive size works to his advantage ... has also seen time as the back-up long-stick defensive midfielder ... winner of the team's Hammer Award for hardest hits.
As a junior (2003): USILA Third Team All-American on defense ... helped Maryland to a 7.25 goals against average as part of the Terps' All-American defense with Michael Howley (first team), Chris Passavia (second team) and Danny McCormick (third team) ... started last 27 of 29 games on close defense including 15 of 16 last season ... had 41 groundballs and team-high 32 caused turnovers ... held his opposing man scoreless for four games in row late in the season during the Terps' run to the NCAA Semifinals ... his man did score from the Georgetown (4/28) through UMass (5/17) games, spanning four games vs. nationally-ranked teams ... blanked UMass' Jeff Zywicki, the nation's fifth-leading scorer, also grabbed two groundballs and caused three turnovers in NCAA Quarterfinal win over UMass (5/17) ... had three groundballs and a caused turnover in blanking OSU's Curtis Smith -- nation's fifth-leading scorer -- vs. Ohio State (5/11) in NCAA First Round ... named Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week on May 4 after week in which he had 10 groundballs, 12 caused turnovers and first career goal ... posted career-highs with nine groundballs and seven caused turnovers at Notre Dame (5/3) limiting the Irish to zero goals in 32:55, also shutout Dan Berger ... had his career game with first goal and five caused turnovers vs. Georgetown (4/28), holding Hoya top scorer Neal Goldman pointless ... named TerpVision Player of the game vs. Georgetown ... did not start on Senior Night vs. UMBC (4/25), but had two groundballs ... grabbed five groundballs and caused four turnovers at Navy (4/5) ... had three groundballs and helped defense to keep Virginia (3/29) scoreless for 33:06 ... three groundballs and caused turnover vs. Butler (3/25) ... three groundballs in win at Towson (3/8) ... team-high four caused turnovers and three groundballs vs. Duke (3/2) in opener.
As a sophomore (2002): Earned a starting role on close defense and started 12 of 13 games, excluding Senior Night ... contributed to the nation's top defense allowing less than seven goals per game ... scooped up 28 groundballs ... first start came against Hobart (2/23) ... grabbed four groundballs at Duke (3/2) ... had four takeaways at North Carolina (3/23) ... four groundballs vs. Navy (4/5) ... career-high five groundballs vs. Duke (4/19) in ACC semifinal.
As a freshman (2001): Played in all 16 games as a backup long-stick defensive midfielder to Brett Harper ... made college debut in Colorado ... grabbed season-best four groundballs in opener vs. Air Force (2/24) ... also scooped two groundballs at Delaware (3/17) ... member of the Maryland Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: Played lacrosse and ice hockey at Darien High School in Darien, Conn. ... teamed with brother Alex to lead Blue Wave to the Connecticut state title in 2000 ... played lacrosse under coach Jeff Brameier... honored as second team all-state, second team all-conference as a senior ... named most valuable player in the FCIAC county title game in which Darien beat New Canaan, 8-5 ... played in the North-South High School all-star game ... starred on the ice earning all-state and all-conference honors as a senior ... scored 33 goals and added 48 assists during his hockey career.
Personal: Lee Jordan Zink ... born Oct. 13, 1981 in Greenwich, Conn. ... son of Christina and Robert Zink ... brother of Eric (25) and Alex (22) ... Eric was a four-year hockey player at Middlebury College in Vermont and twin Alex is a senior attackman at Syracuse ... majoring in history.
CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2001 16/0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 2/2:00 2002 13/12 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 7/6:30 2003 16/15 1 0 1 1 0 0 41 14/12:00 2004 15/15 0 0 0 2 0 0 61 11/9:30 Totals 60/42 1 0 1 5 0 0 138 34/30:00