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Sean Zimber

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Auburn University '18

  • 2018: NORCA, 5th place (Top 5 scorer in the tournament, 32 goals)
  • 2018: Pan American Games Qualifier, 1st Place
  • 2018: Pan American Championships Qualifier, Top 5 scorer (5 matches, 32 goals)
  • 2017: Pan American IHF Trophy Cup, Most Valuable Player (Left Back)
  • 2017: North American Super Series, 3rd place
  • 2017: Named to USATH Senior Men’s National Team
  • 2017: Junior IHF Trophy Cup, 1st place (Most valuable left back player)

Individual Team Handball Career: 

  • 2018: Valley of the Sun Tournament Phoenix, 2nd place
  • 2017: Named to Men’s National Team Player Pool
  • 2016: All Japan College Handball Championship, 8th place
  • 2015: Western Japan College Handball Championship, 1st place


Sean Zimber has been playing handball since the age of 12 in Japan for most of his life. As a dual citizen of Japan and the United States, Sean's father showed him a flyer about a Team USA tryout when he was a sophomore in college. Since then, Sean has represented Team USA on the Junior National Team and Senior National Team level. Sean joined the residency program at Auburn University and completed his college degree. He graduated in 2018 and returned to Japan. As a representative of Team USA, Sean has sent a goal to win as many games as possible on the international stage for USA. He enjoys playing and watching other sports including Soccer and Basketball, and some of his hobbies include swimming and fishing. Sean aspires to be a P.E. teacher and to teach his kids the game of Handball if they so wish to play.

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