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Evan Zinn

200 lbs.
Graduate Student
Westport, Conn.
Staples HS
High School
Johns Hopkins
Previous School
Evan Zinn - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023 – “Evan is intellectually and emotionally dialed in to take on the full-time role as a defensive midfielder this spring. Having studied our defensive schemes extensively through on-field experiences and film, Evan has quickly become one of our louder voices during settled 6v6 scenarios. Possessed with this knowledge and a ferocious chip, Evan is poised to have a breakthrough season as he makes our team defense more stable and ignites our offensive transition with his blinding speed.”


  • Appeared in all 17 games as a short-stick defensive midfielder
  • Recorded 24 ground balls and seven caused turnovers along with nine goals and six assists
  • USILA All-American Honorable Mention (May 25)
  • Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American (May 17)
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention All-American (May 9)
  • Tallied a career-high five ground balls and scored one goal against No. 3 Maryland (March 18)
  • Signed with PLL’s Chaos as an undrafted free agent
  • Drafted 15th in the sixth round (No. 104 overall) of the 2022 NLL Draft by Colorado
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in all 16 games as a two-way midfielder
  • Scored seven goals and dished out six assists
  • Enrolled at Virginia as a graduate transfer from Johns Hopkins
  • Scored two goals against North Carolina (April 9), his first career multi-goal game
  • With one goal and two assists, tied his career-high three points in UVA’s season-opening win over Air Force (Feb. 5)
  • His pair of assists against the Falcons was his second career multi-assist performance


  • Played in 35 games with seven starts on the Blue Jays’ first midfield
  • Totaled 12 goals and eight assists and added 32 ground balls and six caused turnovers
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection


  • Played in all 13 games with one start
  • Played offensive midfield and worked into a role as a SSDM late in the season
  • Scored one goals and added one assist, 12 ground balls and three caused turnovers on the year
  • Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team


  • Started all six games on Hopkins’ first midfield
  • Tied for fourth on the team in goals (6) and tied for fifth in points (11) and assists (3)
  • Rang up two goals and one assist for a career-high three points in 15-7 season-opening win against Towson
  • Matched career high with one goal and two assists in the loss at Loyola and added one goal against UNC
  • Ran point and goal-scoring streaks to four games with two goals at Princeton before streak came to an end against Syracuse
  • Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team


  • Played in all 16 games at midfield and as a wing on faceoffs
  • Counted five goals, four assists, 20 ground balls and three caused turnovers to his credit
  • Picked up first career point – an assist – in the season opener at Towson
  • Notched first career goal in a 14-12 win at Princeton.
  • Punched up first multi-goal game of career with two goals against ninth-ranked Virginia
  • Added one assist and two ground balls in a 14-8 win at Michigan
  • Scored once – the second goal in a 6-0 game-opening run – in JHU’s 15-13 win over Rutgers
  • Totaled one assist and one GB in a 16-11 come-from-behind win at second-ranked Maryland.
  • Nabbed a career-high four ground balls in a 12-7 win over Maryland in the B1G Semifinals.
  • Scored once and added one assist and three ground balls in the Big Ten Championship game against top-ranked Penn State
  • Ranked the No. 7 freshman in the nation by Inside Lacrosse
  • Ranked as the No. 3 freshman midfielder in the nation by Inside Lacrosse


  • Played lacrosse and basketball
  • Four-year varsity player in lacrosse
  • Totaled 122 goals and 86 assists over four seasons
  • Graduated as the second-leading scorer in school history
  • Under Armour and US Lacrosse All-American as a senior, when he totaled 30 goals and 13 assists despite missing
  • first eight games of the season
  • Western Connecticut Lacrosse Association (WCLOA) Player of the Year as a senior
  • First Team All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference (FCIAC) and First Team All-State as a senior
  • First Team All-FCIAC and Second Team All-State as a junior, when he led team in scoring with 40 goals and 35 assists
  • All-FCIAC West as a sophomore and freshman


  • Son of Kenny and Jill Zinn
  • Has one younger sister, Jackie