Lipinski is a talented forward who had 10 contested marks and kicked 11 goals during the first 6 games of the 2016 TAC Cup season for the Northern Knights. Mid-season he was moved into the midfield where he caught the eye of scouts and by the end of the season, was averaging 19 disposals per game. This included a 30 disposal, seven tackles and six clearances performance game mid-season. Lipinski’s eye-catching play saw him invited to the NAB AFL Draft Combine, where he was able to showcase his elite endurance to clubs. A talented basketballer from Whitefriars College, he was selected by the Western Bulldogs with pick 28 at the 2016 NAB AFL Draft. As a lifelong Bulldogs fan, Lipinski should fit right in at Whitten Oval and provide another talented forward-midfielder to their Premiership winning list.