Outside Hitter
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mendham, N.J.
High School: Mendham


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Captain...enters the season rankedsecond all-time at Holy Cross with 1,218 career kills and seventhwith 919 career of only two players in program historyto record over 1,000 kills and 900 digs.

2011: Served as a team captain...started all 31matches and played 103 sets...earned second team All-Patriot Leagueaccolades and was named to the Patriot League All-Academicteam...received team MVP honors...named Patriot League Player ofthe Week (11/14), marking only the third time a Holy Cross playerhad won the award...earned Bryant Invitational MVP andAll-Tournament accolades (9/10)...named to the Harvard InvitationalAll-Tournament team (9/17)...earned AT&T Crusader of the Week(8/29) honors...recorded 405 kills, to place second on the schoolsingle-season list...led the Patriot League and ranked 55thnationally with 3.93 kills per set...led the team with acareer-best 31 aces and was ninth in the league with 0.30 aces perset...ranked second on the team with 298 digs, and her 2.89 digsper set placed 10th in the conference...tallied double-digit killsin 24 of the 31 matches...either led or tied for the team-lead inkills in 27 matches...tallied 20 double-doubles...posted 19 killsand 15 digs in the win versus Providence (8/31)...tallied 16 killsand 13 digs in the victory over Navy (9/30)...recorded acareer-best 34 kills at Bryant (10/5), which tied for the fourthmost in Division I in the nation all season...posted 18 kills and14 digs versus Army (10/8)...tallied 21 kills and 11 digs in theseason-ending victory over Colgate (11/12)...member of the HolyCross Leadership Academy...named to the Patriot League AcademicHonor Roll.

2010: Started in all 33 matches and played all 123sets…earned second team All-Patriot Leagueaccolades…named to the inaugural Patriot League volleyballAll-Academic team…selected to the Bryant InvitationalAll-Tournament team (9/11) and the Brown InvitationalAll-Tournament team  (9/18)…earned AT&T Crusader ofthe Week honors (9/27)…set a school record with 442kills...first player in program history to record over 400 kills ina season…led the Patriot League in kills…rankedsecond on the team with a career-best 388 digs, the fifth-most inprogram history…ranked fifth in the conference indigs…averaged 3.59 kills per set and 3.15 digs perset…prior to 2010 season, no Patriot League player hadaveraged over three kills and three digs per set since2006…was 98th nationally in kills per set…recordeddouble-digit kills in 26 of the 33 matches...either led or tied forthe team-lead in kills in 30 matches…posted 20double-doubles…ranked fourth on the team with a career-best31 blocks…tallied 15 kills and 11 digs in the season-openingvictory over Boston College (8/27)…posted 21 kills and 16digs versus Hartford (9/7)…had 21 kills and 13 digs in thewin over Boston College (9/10)…tallied 15 kills and 14 digsin the Patriot League season-opening victory over Lafayette(9/24)…recorded 19 kills and 17 digs in the win over Bryant(10/6)…posted a season-best 23 kills and also recorded 19digs versus Bucknell (10/16)…tallied 14 kills and 20 digs inthe victory at Lafayette (10/23)…recorded 18 kills and 17digs in the win over Navy (11/6)…earned Patriot LeagueAcademic Honor Roll accolades.

2009: Started in all 29 matches and played all 105sets…earned second team All-Patriot League honors to becomethe first Crusader freshman to receive All-Patriot Leagueaccolades...named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice (9/28& 11/9) as she became only the second Crusader to earn thataward...named to the Sacred Heart Invitational All-Tournament team(9/5)...was the AT&T Crusader of the Week (10/12)…had371 kills which are the fourth most at Holy Cross for asingle-season and the most ever by a freshman…ranked secondin the league in kills and kills per set (3.53)...posteddouble-digit kills 20 times...either led the team or tied for theteam-lead for kills in 25 out of 29 matches…ranked second onthe team with 233 digs and 2.22 digs per set…had 23 killsand 19 digs at Brown (9/19)…had 22 kills and nine digs atHarvard (9/22)…tallied 20 kills against Colgate(9/25)…recorded 21 kills and 17 digs against Army(10/13)…had 23 kills in the victory over Bucknell(10/23)...member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsityvolleyball team at Mendham H.S. for coach Bob Acker...seniorcaptain...earned 2006, 2007 and 2008 first team All-Iron-HillsConference accolades...named the 2008 Daily RecordAll-Area Player of the Year...earned 2008 PrepVolleyball.comHighest Honorable Mention All-America honors...member of the 2008Star-Ledger All-State first team, while she was a memberof the 2007 All-State second team...earned 2007 and 2008Star-Ledger first team All-State-Group 3 accolades, and 2006 secondteam honors...set the school record for career kills with 875 andthe record for career aces with 141...set the single-season killsrecord with 375 (2008)...also a member of the 2009 TCA club teamand the 2006-2008 Atlantic Valley club competed at the2006 Junior Olympics...Latin Club Vice President...member ofNational Honor Society...earned three-time Silver Medalist nationalLatin honors...volunteered with Projects Abroad Care and Communityin Ghana (2008).

Personal: Daughter of Peter and BarbaraLynch...father was a member of the football team at Cornell...hasone brother (Timmy)...her uncle Tom Lynch (Class of 1969), cousinBrian Lynch (Class of 1996) and cousin Katie Lynch (Class of 2001)all graduated from Holy Cross...cousin Brian was a member of theHoly Cross men’s lacrosse team...cousin Katie played on theHoly Cross volleyball team as she holds the program’ssingle-season digs per game record with 4.57 (1999)...a Psychologymajor.

Lynch's CareerStatistics

Season Sets Played Kills Assists Digs Blocks Aces
2009 105 371 11 233 21 21
2010 123 442 21 388 31 17
2011 103 405 13 298 18 31
Total 331 1218 45 919 70 69

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