Lien Voted Men’s Golf MVP Of The Decade
Lewis-Clark State College Sports Information
LEWISTON, Idaho – Chris Lien finished his four years with the Warriors as one of the most decorated to play in the program. He leads a team of five former Lewis-Clark State men’s golfers on the All-Decade Team.
Also voted into the group by fans were: (alphabetically) Ben House, Cole Lorenzo, Connor McCracken and Jason Molner.
Lien (2013-17) was a four-time First-Team All-Frontier Conference selection and won the Frontier Conference Tournament two years in a row. He appeared at nationals all four years. Lien earned his first-career win as a freshman and picked up Frontier Conference Male Golfer of the Week honors in his first month as a Warrior. He finished second overall in conference scoring as a junior and posted nine rounds at or under par. As a senior he shot a 1-under 215 (73-73-69) to win medalist honors at the conference championship. He is married to current LC State head golf coach Kyla Lien and is an assistant coach for the Warriors.
House (2008-11) played for the Warriors early in the decade and was a Second-Team All-Frontier Conference pick as a junior. He was the medalist is a dual meet against NIC, then led the team with a 36-hole total 148 at the LC State Invitational.
Lorenzo (2015-17) was named the Frontier Conference Player of the Year as a senior and was a two-time First-Team All-Frontier Conference selection. He won two tournaments in his first season with the Warriors, including the Frontier Conference Tournament. As a junior, his score to par was second-best in the conference and 29th in the nation.
The program’s only two-time All-American, McCracken (2008-11) established himself as one of the premier golfers in the history of the program. He was named the Frontier Conference Player of the Year three times. He was a Second-Team All-American as a sophomore and Third-Team All-American as a junior. He won medalist honors multiple times throughout his career and is only the second Warrior men’s golfer to earn All-American honors.
Molner (2010-11, 2012-13) was named First-Team All-Frontier Conference in both of his seasons with the Warriors. As a sophomore, he tied for 24th overall at nationals. Though he was not a member of the scoring team at the LCSC Invitational in the 2010-11 season, Molner brought home medalist honors as an individual with two rounds of 1-over 73.
Brandon Barnes and Drew Reinland were also included in the poll.