Zink Named MLL's Defensive Player Of The Year
Aug. 23, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. (from MLL Press Release) - Former Maryland All-American and current member of the Denver Outlaws Lee Zink was named the 2012 MLL Defensive Player of the Year, Major League Lacrosse commissioner David Goss announced Tuesday. The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coaches and general manager of each of the League's eight teams.
"It's a great honor to be recognized by former players, coaches and GMs. I've been really excited about this season; we have a great team and I'm excited about the upcoming weekend," says Zink.
A nine-year MLL veteran, Zink played in 13 games while helping the Denver Outlaws claim their first MLL regular season title since 2009. He recorded 17 ground balls, including a season-high three ground balls in a win over Rochester on June 16.
Zink has played in 103 career games and has recorded 211 ground balls. He helped the Baltimore Bayhawks win the 2005 MLL Championship and has played in 12 or more regular season games in six of his nine seasons.
His Maryland career was highlighted by being named the recipient of the 2004 Schmeisser Memorial Cup, which is presented annually to the nation's top defender.