Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana's David Zimmerman, Greensburg C.C.'s Fran Crouse
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Claim to fame: Zimmerman scored the lone goal for No. 12 Indiana (15-4-1) in a 1-0 victory against Blackhawk in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs at Seneca Valley on Oct. 21. Zimmerman, who scored a school-record 21 goals this season, recorded a hat trick in a 7-1 win over Derry in Section 1-AA action Oct. 10. “I had a lot help from my teammates around me that were good in assisting me, which helped me with my success,” Zimmerman said.
What was the most memorable moment for you this past season?
I'd say the most memorable moment was the end of the Blackhawk game with a minute left. It was an exciting moment for us to pull off the upset. The whole team was really excited we were going to the next round.
What are you looking to bring next year to keep up the improvement of the team?
I think we need to focus on our offense and defense, just the normal things. I hope we can score a lot of goals next year. We will need to have a lot of people step up to fill in the spots left by the seniors.
How does it feel to break a school record for team wins and individual goals?
That's just another memorable moment this year for us. I know we have broken records in past years. However, everyone on the team was excited to get that game against Blackhawk. Everyone on the team wanted that record.
Who is your role model and why?
I'd have to say my parents because after each game they tell me I did a great job even if I know I didn't do well in that game. They just try to pick me up even if I didn't do well. It keeps my mentality up and positive.
Who is your favorite person to follow on social media?
I like to follow famous athletes — soccer players and lacrosse players. I like to know what their daily lives are like on and off the field. I like to follow one of best soccer players, Lionel Messi, with how much success and goals he's scored.
School: Greensburg Central Catholic
Claim to fame: Crouse, a Penn State recruit, scored six goals to lead No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic (16-1) to a 10-1 win over Mohawk in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Oct. 21. Crouse added five more goals in a 7-1 win over Springdale in the WPIAL quarterfinals Oct. 23 and also scored five times in a 10-2 semifinal win Monday over New Brighton. “Our team as a whole has played really well,” Crouse said. “I played really well, but I would say my team helped me with the wins.”
What made you decide to go to Penn State?
I was looking Maryland, WVU and Pitt. I went to visit Penn State, and it just felt like home and that I should be there. I hopefully will major in art education.
How would it feel to win three WPIAL championships in a row?
That would be one of the best things. I wish it was four from freshman year, but I'm really satisfied with three.
Of all your moments at GCC, which one has been your favorite?
I would probably say winning states last year for sure. I hope we can win again this year. You never know what will happen though.
What do you want to be remembered for when you graduate?
I would like to be hopefully known an all-around person. I want to be known academically, athletically and personality wise.
What is better: scoring three-plus goals in a game or a game-winning goal?
Game winner just because you work harder for it, and it's more exciting.
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