Fairfield Men's Lacrosse BIO
Colin McLinden
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Colin McLinden 1795073
Position: Attack/Midfield
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Madison, N.J.
High School: Madison

2015: Second Team All-CAA…NEILA East-West All-Star…Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America Honorable Mention…Second Team Preseason All-New England… Preseason All-CAA…Started all 15 games…Ranked third on the team with 32 points courtesy of 12 goals and 20 assists…Also collected 21 ground balls…Tallied at least one point in 14 games…Racked up four assists in back-to-back outings against Manhattan on Feb. 21 and at Stony Brook on Feb. 28…Also netted a hat trick against the Seawolves to match his career high of seven points…Registered two goals and two assists in the March 14 win over Colgate…Scored a man-down goal as a part of his two-point day at Massachusetts on April 4…Also recorded five caused turnovers, including a career-best three in the Feb. 18 win at Providence.

2014: USILA All-America Honorable Mention … All-NEILA Second Team … All-ECAC First Team … ECAC Championship All-Tournament Team … ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (3/10) … Finished the year ranked 14th nationally in assists per game (1.93) and 32nd in points per game (3.40) … Led the ECAC with 29 assists, tying the fifth-most in program history … Scored 22 goals … Finished with 51 points, the first 50-point season for a Stag since 1999 … Notched a least one point in 14 of 15 games played … Had two goals, an assist, and a career-high five ground balls in ECAC Championship finals against Air Force … Had a career-high four goals, including the game-winner, in ECAC Championship semifinal victory over Michigan … Had a goal and two assists in win over Ohio State … Had two goal and two assists in win at Quinnipiac … Had two goals and three assists in win at Michigan … Posted a goal and three assists in victory over Bucknell … Had a goal and two assists against both Bellarmine and Holy Cross … Had three goals, an assist, and three ground balls in win over UMass … Had two goals and two assists with two ground balls in win over Stony Brook … Had a career-high six assists with a goal in win over Yale … Had two assists against both Providence and Manhattan … Opened the year with two goals and an assist at Delaware. 

2013: InsideLacrosse Presason All-America Honorable Mention ... Second Team All-ECAC ... Started 12 of 15 games ... Led the team in assist for the second consecutive season ... Had 29 points, good for third on the roster ... One of six players to score double digit goals on the season ... Averaged a career-best 1.20 assists per game during the season, which ranked him 47th in the nation ... Got off to a fast start with a goal and two assists in the opener and seven assists through the first five games of the year. Over the next six games McLinden had only two assists, while contributing six of his 10 goals ... Found stride once more down the stretch, with 10 assists in the final four games ... He had three assists against Air Force to begin that stretch and then had a goal and three assists in the upset of Denver on April 20 ... Wrapped up the year with consecutive two assists games.
2012: Made an immediate impact, starting all 16 games of the year, and leading the team with 19 assists ... Averaged 1.19 assists per game, good for 63rd in the country and eighth amongst ECAC Lacrosse League players ...  Found the back of the net eight times during the year to rank fourth on the squad with 27 total points ... Started the year with three assists in the first two games, and then went for a season-best four points in the overtime win at UMBC ... Scored first collegiate goal in that game, to go along with three assists ... Scored at least one point from that game forward, 13 total, with four assists in ECAC Tournament play ... From March 13 through March 31, had five multi-point games, 13 total points, with five goals and six assists. In collegiate debut he picked up five ground balls, a personal best, and finished the season with a dozen.
High School: Earned four varsity letters at Madison High School, helping the Dodgers to a 54-29 mark in that time ... Touched net 90 times while adding 133 assists in four seasons ... As a senior captain, won 59 percent of the faceoffs taken, while scoring 44 goals and handing out 48 assists ... Named a US Lacrosse All-America that season, while also picking up second All-State accolade and was named team MVP ... Also earned three varsity letters in football, leading Madison to the 2011 state crown.

Personal: Son of Marthe and Michael McLinden ... He has two older brothers, Bill and Brian, who played lacrosse at the University of Virginia for three seasons ... Double major in finance and marketing.

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