June 27, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Christof Lindenmayer returns to Loyola College as assistant men's soccer coach, Head Coach Mark Mettrick announced today. Lindenmayer, a 1999 graduate of Loyola, was a starting forward for the Greyhounds from 1996 to 1999, and served as a graduate assistant coach for the 2003 season.
"Christof has lived the life as a top student-athlete at Loyola College and brings instant credibility with his success as a player at both the college and professional levels," says Mettrick. "He wants to make coaching his career and I truly believe he has Loyola's best interest at heart."
Lindenmayer was a dominant force at Loyola College, starting every game in his four-year career. He earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Year and regional All-America honors twice and is currently the 12th leading scorer in Loyola history with 84 career points.
"I'm obviously excited to be back," says Lindenmayer. "Loyola College has been a big part of my life and I'm looking forward to contributing to a program that means so much to me."
In 2000, Lindenmayer was drafted by the Columbus Crew (MLS) and later made the team's final roster. He also played with the Hershey Wildcats, helping the team advance to the A-League Final, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2001. He also played with the Virginia Beach Mariners in 2002 before wetting his feet in coaching as a graduate assistant in 2003.
"A goal I've always had and still have is to reach the NCAA Tournament," says Lindenmayer. "I can't wait to get there with this team."
Lindenmayer spent a year away from soccer, working for TranSpend, a consulting firm based in Miami, Fla. He replaces Mike Nelson, who left the Greyhounds to pursue a career in public safety as a state trooper.