Xavier found out it will be returning to the NCAA Tournament to face West Virginia for the second year.
As a Freshman (2011): Appeared in four games and had an assist against IPFW ... missed portion of the season with an injury.
High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner at Creighton Prep in Omaha, Neb. ... Led his team a perfect 20-0-0 record and Class A Nebraska State Championship his senior year ... 2011 Gatorade Nebraska Boys Soccer Player of the Year his senior season ... Was a 2009 and 2010 Omaha World Herald First-Team All-State selection ... Class A First Team selection by the Omaha World Herald his junior and senior years ... Led Nebraska in assists his junior season, and was the leading scorer for Creighton his sophomore and second leading scorer his senior year.
Club Experience: Played club soccer with the Nebraska Futbol Club Veleno where he was a part of four-straight State Club Championships ... Member of the Nebraska Olympic Development Program (ODP) team for six years ... Chosen to the Region II ODP team, where he traveled to Argentina, Italy, Austria and Germany
Personal: Born in Omaha, Neb. to Jeff and Jenny Linden ... Earned an academic scholarship to Xavier.