6/27/14 12:00 AM
It’s safe to say that Denver Outlaws defenseman Lee Zink has already solidified his place in MLL history as one of the top shutdown defenders. The 32-year old seems to keep getting better with age, having been recognized as the league’s top defender for two years in a row (2012, 2013) and he has earned the respect of opponents across the league due to his relentless and strategic defensive play.
The 10-year MLL veteran has seen and done almost everything a professional lacrosse player could hope for in a career. He has appeared in 125 MLL games, which ranks sixth all-time in league history, and has made a home for himself in Denver, where he has suited up for the Outlaws for 104 of those contests.
Zink is a seven-time All-Star and likely would have more nods if he hadn’t been so talented that he made the Team USA roster, removing him from the running for yet another All-Star honor this year.
The reigning MLL Defensive Player of the Year has four All-MLL honors (2009, 2011-13) and earned a spot on the MLL 10th Anniversary squad in 2010, but he’s hungry for more. Zink has yet to win a Steinfeld Cup and has been working towards playing in his first FIL World Championships. In 2006 he fell short of making the final roster, and then in 2010 Zink travelled to England as a team alternate. It would be sweeter than ever to make the final Team USA roster this year, with the 2014 FIL World Championships being hosted in the city he now calls home, Denver, in just a few weeks.
The Outlaws are offering special ticket packages for fans to see Zink play for both the Outlaws and Team USA! Click here for details.