July 6, 2010


Zimmerman helps North grab victory

LacrosseRich Barnes/Contributing photographer
Homer Central grad Carl Zimmerman had two goals and an assist for the winning North squad at the Under Armour All-America game Saturday in Baltimore.

BALTIMORE, Maryland — Carl Zimmerman represented the Homer Central lacrosse program pretty well this past holiday weekend.
The recently graduated Trojan attackman had two goals and an assist in helping his North squad take a 17-12 victory over the South in the fifth annual 2010 Under Armour All-America game held this past Saturday night. This prestigious game, bringing together top scholastic talent, was hosted by Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium and televised live on ESPNU.
Zimmerman, headed to Harvard in the fall to play lacrosse, had 55 goals and 26 assists this past spring for Coach Tom Cottrell’s Trojans. Homer went 11-7 for the season, placed third with a 7-5 OHSL Class B Division mark and earned an honorable mention berth in the Class C state poll.
An OHSL B Division first team all-star, Zimmerman finished his career as the school record holder on goals with 188 and in total points with 267.
Zimmerman and the Under Armour players were guests at a dinner in downtown Baltimore on Friday, where the theme was a celebration and recognition of accomplishment with an eye to the future. The keynote speaker was Captain Craig Fleming from Wounded Warrior Project.
A dozen states were represented in the game, while Canada had its first ever representative as Mark Cockerton was a member of the winning North squad.
l The inaugural Cortland/Homer High School-College Lacrosse League gets underway tonight at Calale Field in Homer, located off Route 281. Cortland Gold takes on Cortland Purple at 6 p.m. in the opener, with Homer Blue facing Homer White at 7 p.m.





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