Megan Lynch Earns All-Patriot League Honors

Megan Lynch

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross sophomore volleyball player Megan Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) has earned 2010 second team All-Patriot League accolades. This is the second time that Lynch has received this honor as she was also on the second team last year as a freshman.

Lynch concluded the 2010 season with a school record 442 kills, while her 388 digs were fourth all-time. She is the first Crusader in program history to record over 400 kills in a season. She led the Patriot League in kills and was third with 3.59 kills per set and ninth with 3.15 digs per set. Her 3.59 kills per set are ranked 95th nationally. She recorded double-digit kills in 26 of the 33 matches this season as she either led or tied for the team-lead in kills in 30 matches. Lynch had 20 double-doubles this season and 27 for her career. For the season she averaged 3.59 kills per set and 3.15 digs per set. Prior to this season, the last time someone had averaged over three kills and three digs per set in the Patriot League was in 2006. She is the first Crusader to do this since the 2005 season. She also earned all-tournament accolades at the Bryant Invitational and at the Brown Invitational this season. 

In only two seasons her 813 career kills are fifth all-time at Holy Cross. She also has 621 career digs. For her career she has recorded double-digit kills in 46 of the 62 matches as she has either led or tied for the team-lead in kills in 55 of the 62 matches.

As a freshman in 2009, her 371 kills were the second most all-time at Holy Cross at the time and are the most ever by a freshman. She was the first Crusader freshman to ever earn All-Patriot League honors. Lynch was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice as she was only the second Crusader to ever win that award. She was also named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

The Crusaders concluded the 2010 season with a 12-21 overall record (4-10 Patriot League). Holy Cross' 12 wins were its most since going 12-16 in 2000. Also their four Patriot League victories were their most since they went 6-8 in 2004. The Crusaders won 51 sets this year. The 51 sets won were the most for Holy Cross since winning 55 in 1989.

2010 Volleyball All-Patriot League Team

First Team
Magdalena Tekiel, American, Sr., OH
Cassandra Ricketts, American, Sr., RSH
Angelina Waterman, American, Sr., OH
Francine Vasquez, Army, Sr., RSH
Heidi Kamp, Bucknell, Sr., MH
Casey Ritt, Colgate, Sr., MB
Taylor Poole, Lehigh, MB, So.

Second Team
Bianca Richardson, American, So., MB
Brittany Jensen, Army, Sr., L
Megan Wilton, Army, Fr., MB
Karyn Powell, Army, S, Sr.
Maureen Colligan, Colgate, Jr., OH/RSH
Kaylee Dougherty, Colgate, Jr., MB
Megan Lynch, Holy Cross, So., OH

Player of the Year Magdalena Tekiel, American, Sr., OH
Setter of the Year Karyn Powell, Army, Sr., S
Defensive Player of the Year Brittany Jensen, Army, Sr., L
Rookie of the Year Megan Wilton, Army, Fr., MB
Coach of the Year Barry Goldberg, American