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  • Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) On the lacrosse field, Binghamton's Jimmy Zervos doesn't always say a whole lot, but there's plenty to say about him. "I'm a shy guy," Zervos says. "My coach thinks I'm a shy guy." "He's a quiet guy," said coach Mark Ward. "But he just works so hard." Sometimes, silence can be a good thing. That's the case with Zervos, the Patriots' quiet leader on the lacrosse field. "I try to lead by example," said Zervos. "I just try to demonstrate how they should play on the field, on and off the field. Like you said, I'm not necessarily the verbal captain of the team, I don't speak much." "If your best player is your best practice guy, usually there's going to be something that builds off of that and that's exactly what's happening with him," said Ward. If your best player is also one of your smartest, you can normally build off that, too. Jimmy's been a part of the national honor society for three years and sports a 3.8 GPA. And he plans to put those smarts to use. He'll study criminology at SUNY Broome. It's a perfect career for the quiet guy who thinks team-first. "With the FBI, I'd have to think about a lot of things, figure things out, work with a team, like lacrosse," explained Jimmy. "He's just very level-headed. He's got a nice IQ around him, so I think he just sees it and reacts in a nice, calm fashion," said Ward. "I know he's capable of doing it, especially academically but then also as a person." While Jimmy may not always have much to say, he has lofty goals and the tools to reach them and that speaks volumes about this week's Academic All-Star.

  • Academic All-Star: Carolian Doane

    Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A name can tell us a lot about a person, like what country their family is from. In the case of Union-Endicott softball player Carolian Doane, it tells us something else.

  • Academic All-Star: Caleb Gould

    Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) There's a lot of history in the Chenango Forks football and wrestling programs, which means they're the perfect fit for senior Caleb Gould.

  • Academic All-Star: Lorinda Haynes

    Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Vestal bowling coach Michael Demetros says a happy bowler is a good bowler, but a happy bowler can also be a good student. Vestal's Lorinda Haynes is a perfect example.

  • Academic All-Star: Lauren Miller

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Whether it's on the court or in the classroom, Seton Catholic Central senior Lauren Miller keeps it simple. She just gets down to business.

  • Academic All-Star: Tristan Martin

    Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Since he started wrestling in fourth grade, Tristan Martin has been following in his father's footsteps.

  • Academic All-Star: Luke Dionne

    Town of Fenton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The saying "slow and steady wins the race" pretty much perfectly describes Chenango Valley senior Luke Dionne. Whether it's in the pool, on the track or in his hobbies. He's a patient guy.

  • Academic All-Star: Ian Lupole

    Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The relationship between a coach and athlete is a special one, some even compare it to that of a father and son. But for Jamie and Ian Lupole, the two are one in the same.

  • Academic All-Star: Taylor Clink

    Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) At Whitney Point, field hockey is about family and one of the key parts of that Eagles family is senior Taylor Clink.

  • Academic All-Star: Dave Matthews

    Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Susquehanna Valley's Dave Matthews puts the "all" in "Academic All-Star." For one, he's a three-sport athlete for the Sabers. Whether it's football, basketball or baseball, Matthews has a knack for doing whatever the team needs.

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