When considering that the Revs are actively looking for help at the forward line, I was expecting that the next casualty on the Roster would be an outfield player - maybe Dube or Thompson.
However I was completely wrong - and at first I was a bit shocked when the Revs announced that they have waived Zack Simmons . Simmons however has the opportunity to go to Yale Law School, and had asked to be waived in order to pursue his legal career.
This is a classic case of "Fish" or "Cut Bait", and in retrospect, Simmons probably made the smart move. Third on the depth chart behind all-star keeper Matt Reis and 2nd year standout Brad Knighton, Simmons was pulling splinters out of his backside.
Simmons, a native of Durham, N.H., had an impressive collegiate carreer at UMASS Amherst, where he was a walk-on to the team as a freshman.
Over a four year span Simmons recorded a 0.97 goals against average in 84 starts. Simmons also leads all UMASS keepers in wins (42), shutouts (30), saves (386), and also wins (17), shutouts (10) and goals against average (0.79) in a single season (2007) earning him All-American status, and leading the Minutemen to a berth in the NCAA College Cup the same year.
As a fellow UMASS Alum, I am sorry to see him leave the Revs, but at the same time, I respect his decision to move on with his career. Best of luck Z.