Lincoln hails from Cannon Falls, MN and attended St. Croix Lutheran Academy where he graduated in 2013. Lincoln stayed very busy in high school playing football, basketball, and baseball receiving all-conference honors in all three and getting an all-section nod for baseball on top of that. He would go on to continue his playing career at Augsburg University where he would pitch for all four year. After the 2015 season, Lincoln took advantage of the opportunity to play for the Waterloo Bucks in the Northwoods League. In 2016, Lincoln was rewarded for his stellar performance in 2016 when he was named Augsburg’s Most Valuable Pitcher.