Kara Zimmerman Joins Hood Field Hockey Coaching Staff
FREDERICK, Md.--Hood College head field hockey coach Staci Brennan has added Kara Zimmerman as a graduate assistant coach for the 2012 fall season.
A standout goalkeeper at Stevenson University, Zimmerman was a four-year starter in the cage for the Mustangs and posted a career 2.32 goals-against average. She amassed 555 saves in her four years at Stevenson which ranks fourth all-time in the Capital Athletic Conference annals. She started all 75 games she appeared in and guided the Mustangs to four appearances in the CAC tournament, including a trip to the semifinals her sophomore year.
Zimmerman earned numerous awards in her collegiate career. A team captain her senior year, she was chosen as the Mustangs most valuable player as a sophomore and a senior. She was selected by the CAC head coaches as a first-team all-conference goalkeeper in 2008 and 2010 and garnered second-team recognition in 2009. Zimmerman was also a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) all-region selection and received an invitation to play in the NFHCA senior all-star game to cap her impressive collegiate career.
Originally from Odenton, Md., Zimmerman was a second team all-county and honorable mention all-metro honoree at Arundel High School.
Last fall, Zimmerman served as a student assistant coach at Stevenson and received a bachelor of science degree in business communication in December 2011. She will be pursuing a master's degree in business administration at Hood.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of the Hood field hockey team as the new GA," said Zimmerman. "Playing at Stevenson, I watched the Hood program grow over the years and the fact that I now have the opportunity to help them succeed is very exciting. I'm fortunate to be surrounded by a group of women who love the sport as much as I do."