Barto on Paananen: "One of our most experienced players, coming back as a starter for the fourth straight year. He can play midfield, or in the back, and knows better then anyone on the team what to do on the field." (2003 Junior): Started all but one game (18 games, 17 starts) in the backfield.(2002 Sophomore): Started all 20 games for the Rebels in 2002...Took two shots, but did not score...(2001 Freshman): Played in 17 games and started on 14 occasions...Had five shots on goal.
Club Career: Team finished seventh in the Finnish first division in 2000...Named 1999-2000 Player of the Year in FCK third division.
Personal: Kristian O. Paananen...Born February 7, 1981 in Espoo, Finland, to parents Hannu and Ulla Paananen...International business major at UNLV.