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20070516 Soccer Recruit Has High School Jersey Retired(1)
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/16/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B>SANTA ANA, Calif</B></st1:City><B><st1:State w:st="on">.</st1:State> ? </B>Jackie Zinke an incoming freshman on the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> women&rsquo;s soccer team received the honor of having her high school jersey retired on April 20.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This was the third time that Mater Dei High School in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Santa Ana</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place> has retired a soccer player&rsquo;s number in 17 years.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">&ldquo;When I found out I was surprised but it was an amazing feeling,&rdquo; Zinke said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;I feel very honored for having my jersey retired.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I think it shows that I am a hard worker and through hard work comes success.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Zinke&rsquo;s jersey will be displayed in the Hall of Fame in the school&rsquo;s new athletic complex.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">&ldquo;Jackie has meant a great deal to the Mater Dei High School girls soccer program,&rdquo; head coach Matty West said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;She has been 4 year starter leading the Monarchs to two CIF Championship games while winning one this year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Her determination and hard-work have created a competitive environment for other players to thrive.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I am extremely proud of the Jackie's contributions on and off the field.&rdquo;</P>
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