As a freshman: Saw action in 19 games, mainly as a pinch-runner, in his first season in Smithfield ... Went 0-for-3 with four runs scored and stole a base ... Scored his first collegiate run against Maine (Mar. 24) ... Made his first career start in the final game of the season against Wagner, starting at DH.
Before Bryant: A 2011 graduate of Staples High School, Lipper was a three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Jack McFarland ... Led the Wreckers to a FCIAC championship as a senior and was named All-FCIAC and the Player of the Year ... Also earned All-Tri-State honors as a senior ... Earned All-FCIAC Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore member of the Wreckers league championship team ... Named All-FCIAC as junior, helping Staples to a No. 1 ranking in the state.
Personal: Son of Howard and Sharon Lipper, Benjamin Lipper was born on June 8, 1993 ... Has one sister, Hillary.