|Chris Zarins 8
: One of the most athletic players on the team...Has great stick skills... Highly-touted recruit...Extremely talented ...An explosive initiator...A player who teams will have to defend heavily...Causes match-up problems against opponents...A triple-threat...Can dodge, shoot and feed.
2008: Third on the team with 31 points...Scored 19 goals and had 12 assists...Scored game winning goals against Harvard (Feb. 23) and Manhattan (4/19)...Tallied 10 multi-point games...Scored three man-up goals and one man-down goal...Put 38 of 68 shots on goal...Had 30 ground balls.
2007: Appeared in 10 games, starting three...Tallied 15 points off nine goals and six assists...Scooped three ground balls.
2006: Finished third on the team with 37
points...Ranked sixth in the league, averaging
2.64 points and 1.07 assists per game...Stood ninth in the MAAC with 1.57 goals per game...Started 13 of 14 appearances as a Saint...Second on
the team with 49 ground balls.
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered four years in varsity lacrosse and varsity soccer while at Locust Valley High School...Captain of lacrosse team in 2005...
Named All-County in lacrosse...Named Team MVP...Named Offensive MVP...Named Honorable Mention All-County in 2004...Selected to the 2004-2005
Nassau County All-Academic Lacrosse Team...Captain of soccer team in 2004.
PERSONAL: Born October 27, 1986 in Mineola, N.Y...Son of Egils and Christine Zarins...A finance major...Chose Siena because of its location,
academic reputation, and lacrosse program.
BRECHT ON ZARINS: "After being hampered with injuries his sophomore year, we will look to Chris to be a key part of our offense with the experience he gained as a freshman. He had a fantastic rookie year and was the cornerstone of our attack that season and I expect him to pick up right where he left of."