Klinewski an honorable mention following Lafayette’s weekend victory
Men's hoops looks for upset in season opener
Leopards look to continue upward trend and compete for a title this winter
All proceeds from the event will benefit the One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief
Cristiano, Evans, Lindner, Panzini and Stafford among Leopards to achieve academic laurels
First Round of Patriot Championship- Men's Basketball
Photos by Rick
Photos by: Nicole Palmasano
Photos by Nicole Palmasano
Photos by Rick Smith
General: Extremely quick. . . point guard first...very good in transition...ability to set up teammates with quality shots.
2016-17: Served as Lafayette's lone captain, finishing second on the team in scoring at 13.4 points per game...selected to the All-Patriot League Third Team...became the first Lafayette player in program history to finish his career with more than 1,500 points and 500-plus assists...knocked down six triples and a free throw for 19 points in the win over American...just the sixth player in Patriot League history with more than 500 career assists...almost single-handedly completed the comeback against Loyola, scoring 13 of his 21 points in the second half, tying a season-high with eight field goals...hit a career-high seven three's en route to 23 points in the loss at Lehigh...added 20 points with eight assist in the loss to Colgate...took over the game versus NJIR, hitting five of his six free throws in overtime for the 84-83 win.
2015-16: Started in all 29 games he saw action in...became the program's 43rd 1,000 point scorer with 15 points at Navy (1/16)...opened up the season scoring 27 points against George Washington (11/13)...registered 22 points and six assists against St. Peter's (11/15)...earned Patriot League Player of the Week honors for his 27 and 22 point outings to begin the season...tallied a season-high nine assists to go along with 19 points at Cornell (12/5)...scored 24 points against Farleigh Dickinson (12/9)...racked up 26 points in a contest against Loyola (1/2)...earned a career-high three steals and six rebounds at home in a 2OT loss to Bucknell (2/24).
2014-15: Appeared in and started all 31 games for the Maroon and White during his sophomore campaign, finishing third on the team in scoring with 12.5 points per game...Selected to the All-Patriot League Third Team...Named the Patriot League Tournament MVP after averaging 23.7 points over three tournament games on the way to a Patriot League title...Led the Patriot League in both free-throw percentage (85.0%) and assist/turnover ratio (2.6), and was second in assists with 5.2 helpers per contest...His 162 assists on the year were good enough for a tie for third in Lafayette history, while, in just his second year on the floor, he ends the season sitting eighth in career free-throw percentage (82.1%), tied for 15th in career assists (286) and 17th in career three-point field-goal percentage (38.4%)...scored three points and dished out an assist in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in a loss to top-seeded Villanova (3/11)...won a battle of All-League point guards with 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting to lead Lafayette to a Patriot League crown (3/8)...scored 23 points for the second-straight game to knock off number one seeded Bucknell (3/5)...led the team with 23 points and dished out five assists in a win over Boston U in the Patriot League quarterfinal round (2/28)...added 15 points and handed out nine assists in a crucial win over Army to avoid a first-round game in the Patriot League Tournament (2/25)...poured in a career-high 30 points on 9-of-15 shooting in a loss to Colgate (2/22)...netted 14 points and grabbed three rebounds in a win over rival Lehigh (2/18)...handed out seven assists and added 15 points in a win over Holy Cross (2/14)...had three assists and 13 points in a loss at American (2/11)...scored 12 points and dished out an assist in a loss at Loyola (2/4)...handed out five assists and scored 26 points in an overtime victory over Bucknell (1/31)...contributed one steal and 15 points in a road victory over Navy (1/28)...scored eight points and dished out five assists in win at Colgate (1/21)...grabbed three rebounds and netted 12 points in a loss at Holy Cross (1/17)...led the team with four assists and scored 17 points in loss at American (1/14)... racked up 10 assists and six points in a win over Boston U (1/7)...dished out nine assists and grabbed four rebounds in loss at Bucknell (12/31)...had seven points and handed out 6 assists in a win over Army (12/28)...dished out 8 assists and grabbed three rebounds in a win at NJIT (12/20...facilitated the offense with nine assists in a win over Susquehanna (12/8)...contributed a career-high 12 assists in a final second showdown win against Sacred Heart (12/6...scored 11 points and handed out three assists in a loss at Yale (11/22) ...chipped in with 17, missing just two shots out of his 12 attempted in a win over Princeton. (11/16)... netted 18 points and grabbed a career high six rebounds in a win at Robert Morris (11/14).
2013-14: Named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team...tied for the Patriot League-lead with five Patriot League Rookie of the Week selections...one of two Lafayette players to play in all 31 games...led the squad and all Patriot League rookies in assists (4.0 apg)...124 total assists were 17th on Lafayette's single-season assists list and the most for a freshman in one season in school history...finished fifth on the team in scoring at 10.8 points per game and second among conference rookies...sixth in the Patriot League in assists (4.0 apg) and fourth in the conference in free-throw percentage at 79.6 percent...added 14 points and five assists in the First Round win at Loyola (3/3)...scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting at Army (3/1) en route to winning his fifth Patriot League Rookie of the Week award...matched his career-high with 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting at Colgate (2/26)...scored 11 points with five assists in the win over Lehigh (2/23) and was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the fourth time...netted 17 points with a team-high six assists in the win at Holy Cross (2/19)...had six points against American (2/15)...added two points in the win over Loyola (2/12)...scored seven points and handed out three assists at Bucknell (2/5)...added 13 points and had four assists in the win over Navy (2/1)...put in 11 points in the loss to Colgate (1/27)...scored nine points and handed out seven assists at Lehigh (1/25)...led Lafayette with 13 points against Holy Cross (1/22)...scored 14 points and handed out five assists at American (1/18)...Patriot League Rookie of the Week (1/13)...scored a team-high 17 points and handed out seven assists to match his career-high in the loss at Loyola (1/13)...had 16 points, five assists and two steals in the loss to Boston (1/11)...scored 11 points to go along with three assists against Bucknell (1/8)...had eight points, five assists and two steals at Navy (1/5)...recorded his first career blocked shot against Army (1/2)...scored eight points and had five assists at St. Francis Brooklyn (12/19)...had 10 points and four assists against Immaculata (12/17)...Patriot League Rookie of the Week (12/9)...scored a career-high 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting, had five assists and no turnovers in the win at Sacred Heart (12/7)...his 24-point effort was the highest scoring total for a Lafayette rookie since Brian Ehlers '00 scored 23 against Navy on March 2, 1997...netted 17 points on 13-of-14 at the line in the win over Wagner (12/3)...Patriot League Rookie of the Week (12/2)...totaled 12 points on 8-of-10 at the line in the win over Penn (11/30)...netted 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out five assists against Yale (11/26)...dished out four assists at NJIT (11/23)...came off the bench and scored seven points at Princeton (11/20)...led Lafayette with seven assists in his collegiate debut against Villanova (11/8)...his seven assists were the most for a freshman in his debut under head coach Fran O'Hanlon...became the first freshman to start at point guard in a season opener since Tim Bieg '01 in 1997.
High School: Played four seasons for head coach Jim Fenerty at Germantown Academy...served as team captain each of his final two seasons and led the Patriots to the Inter-AC Championship in his senior year...team posted a 23-5 overall record and a 10-0 conference mark and captured the PAISAA Independent State Championship in 2013...scored 11 points in the 53-47 win over The Kiski School to win the title...named to the All-Inter-Ac First Team as a junior (18 ppg, 6 apg) and a senior (12 ppg, 8 apg)...garnered Second-Team laurels as a sophomore when he averaged 13 points and five assists per game...also was the Philadelphia Markward Club Basketball honoree, which recognizes the outstanding senior high school basketball player in Philadelphia...high school teammate and classmate of Julian Moore, who went to Penn State.
Personal:Son of Pete and Peggy Lindner...has a brother, Peter, and a sister, Megan...born on March 21, 1994.