by Grant Clark
The Zimmerman brothers basically grew up on the soccer fields at The Evergreen State College.
It was almost a given, however, that this would be the case as the roots to their family tree are deeply imbedded in the program.
Mom and dad both played collegiately at Evergreen and later, their uncle served as head coach of the men’s team. At his side as an assistant coach was their father.
There’s the oldest, Jake, middle brother, Jordan, and youngest, Alec. And if the family had a coat of arms, it would most likely feature a Geoduck front and center with a soccer ball.
“We’re been here a long time,” said Jordan, a 2015 Capital High School graduate. “I can remember being here when they laid the concrete and they turned the Pavilion from a tennis and basketball court into a soccer field.”