Bucknell Men's Lacrosse BIO
45 Christian Klipstein
In 2018: Honored as the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week on 2/26 after making 12 saves and collecting two ground balls in victory at No. 18/20 Colgate.
In 2017: Second Team All-Patriot League honoree for the second year in a row ... also named to Academic All-Patriot League Team ... started all 13 games in goal, posting a .513 save percentage and 10.41 goals-against average ... tallied 140 saves (10.8 per game) ... recorded double-figure saves in 10 of 13 games, with a high of 16 in a 12-6 win at No. 15 and previously unbeaten Boston University ... named Patriot League Goalie of the Week on March 20 after that win in Boston ... received the award for a second straight week after making 15 saves in a 9-8 double-overtime win over No. 17/18 Loyola ... added 32 ground balls, with a high of six in the Loyola win.
In 2016: Turned in a tremendous rookie season as Bucknell's starting goalie ... earned Second Team All-Patriot League and Patriot League All-Tournament Team honors ... three-time Patriot League Goalie of the Week and two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week ... started all 15 games, posting a 10-4 record with a .579 save percentage and 8.41 goals-against average GAA was ninth-best in school history ... led the Patriot League and ranked third in the nation in save percentage ... fourth in the PL and 11th nationally in GAA ... 158 total saves ranked second in the PL and 21st nationally ... made 23 saves against Villanova, which tied for the highest total in the nation in 2016 and was the highest total for a Bison goalie since Justin Sussman had 26 against Hobart in 2001 ... later set a Patriot League Tournament record with 21 saves in a quarterfinal win over Holy Cross ... was the only goalie in the country to record two 20-save games ... tallied 10 or more saves in a game seven times ... held powerful Loyola team to seven goals while making eight saves in a 7-6 2OT loss in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals ... had a brilliant game in an 8-7 win at Army West Point, tallying 14 saves against the league-leading Black Knights ... had 14 saves with only six goals allowed in Bucknell's 13-6 rout of Boston University ... 10 saves with only five goals allowed in his collegiate debut, a 13-5 win over Delaware ... also tallied 34 ground balls, with a hight of five against Holy Cross, and seven caused turnovers.
Personal: Born Jan. 24, 1997 in Somerset, N.J. ... parents are David and Tara Klipstein ... has two older brothers, Ryan and Reaves, who both play(ed) college lacrosse ... Ryan is a 2011 Bucknell graduate who was a co-captain on Bucknell's 2011 Patriot League championship team ... Ryan was a two-time All-Patriot League selection who holds a share of the school record for goals in a game (8) ... Reaves is a senior defenseman at Army ... grandfather, Dick "Oke" O'Connell was the athletic director and basketball coach at Rutgers Prep for 45 years, where he amassed over 700 wins ... cousin, Tom Smith, is a sophomore attackman at Bucknell ... lettered four times in lacrosse and once in swimming at Rutgers Prep ... after a terrific senior year was named a High School All-American, New Jersey Goalie of the Year, First Team All-State, West Bianchi Player of the Year and First Team All-Skyland Conference ... three-time First Team All-Non Public and All-Bianchi selection ... two-time all-area pick ... named New Jersey Sophomore of the Year in 2013 ... logged over 750 saves in his career ... had a .700 save percentage as a junior and .680 as a senior ... in 2013 led his team to an 18-3 record and a Prep B state title ... major is psychology ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and 2017 Academic All-Patriot League Team.
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