Zink earned all 16 possible first-place votes from the league's coaches and general managers, making him the only player to win an end-of-the-year award unanimously this season.
Brodie Merrill of the Hamilton Nationals and Michael Evans (South River, Johns Hopkins) of the Chesapeake Bayhawks trailed with five second-place votes each and four and two third-place votes, respectively.
"There are not enough superlatives to describe Zink," Outlaws coach Jim Stagnitta said. "He's discreet, unassuming, not flashy, but when you look at the numbers his matchups put up against him, you know he's able to neutralize the best players in the world. He's a consummate professional who juggles work, graduate school and lacrosse, and I've never been around a defender who does what he does."
Zink started in all 14 games for the 14-0 Outlaws, who became the first MLL team to go undefeated in the regular season. He recorded 21 ground balls, including a season-high four on two occasions.
Temple hires McDonogh's Fernandez
Molly Fernandez (McDonogh), a 2013 graduate of Penn State, has joined the Temple women as an assistant coach.
A four-year letter-winner with the Eagles, Fernandez led the team to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship for the first time in school history in her senior year and was named first team All-Metro by The Baltimore Sun. Fernandez played club lacrosse for Skywalkers.