Keith Lindgren enters his third year as the University of Dallas men’s lacrosse head coach, after completing two seasons with the Crusaders. This most recent spring, UD notched a 3-14 record, but the program continues to make strides in its fifth season being offered. The roster displayed 11 newcomers, and Lindgren expects most if not all to remain as he builds a program that was two years removed from a cancelled campaign.
Lindgren's squad found the men's lacrosse record books 22 times this season. Ryan Murphy surpassed his own single-season saves record (308) and saves-per-game record (17.75), and also extended his career saves mark at 746. Alex Ziolkowski found the top of the career record books in groundballs (199) and faceoff wins (244) - which were all garnered once coach Lindgren began his tenure. Ziolkowski managed 139 in both categories to set the program's single-season record. Jacob Tom now is the career record holder in caused turnovers with 38, and forced a single-game record of six this spring.
Lindgren joined the Dallas Athletics Staff in November, 2014. He guided the club in its fourth season to a program-high, five victories. Under Lindgren’s first spring at the helm, the Crusaders went 5-12 overall.
Coming off a cancelled campaign in 2014, Lindgren built confidence in this young program that posted a 1-6 mark the previous season. He hopes to continue recruiting and begin building the UD men’s lacrosse team in the upcoming years.
Lindgren coached Murphy, who set the career and single-season save records for the Dallas program with 438 and 301 saves, respectively. Murphy also boasts the most saves-per-game with 19.67 in the NCAA Division III rankings. Matthew Cyr garnered 49 points to notch the individual season record in that category.
Lindgren served previously as the head coach for the University of Northen Colorado. Since Aug. 2013, Lindgren worked as a head coach of Wheel Chair Lacrosse Denver, demonstrating his passion for the sport carries no bounds.
The incoming head coach gained experience from Dec. 2010 to May 2012 guiding the junior-varsity team in three seasons at Grandview High School. While at his alma mater, Lindgren also held the role of varsity assistant coach.
His long history with working in lacrosse at the youth and high school levels dates back to 2004.
Lindgren earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Northern Colorado and a minor in Mass Media in Dec. 2013.
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