13 - Megan Lynch
Megan Lynch
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Mendham, N.J.
High School: Mendham
Position: OH

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Captain…enters the season ranked fifth all-time at Holy Cross with 813 career kills.

2010: Started in all 33 matches and played all 123 sets…earned second team All-Patriot League accolades…named to the inaugural Patriot League volleyball All-Academic team…selected to the Bryant Invitational All-Tournament team (9/11) and the Brown Invitational All-Tournament team  (9/18)…earned AT&T Crusader of the Week honors (9/27)…set a school record with 442 kills...the first player in program history to record over 400 kills in a season…led the Patriot League in kills…ranked second on the team with a career-best 388 digs, the fourth-most in program history…ranked fifth in the conference in digs…averaged 3.59 kills per set and 3.15 digs per set…prior to 2010 season, no Patriot League player had averaged over three kills and three digs per set since 2006…was 98th nationally in kills per set…recorded double-digit kills in 26 of the 33 matches...either led or tied for the team-lead in kills in 30 matches…posted 20 double-doubles…ranked fourth on the team with a career-best 31 blocks…tallied 15 kills and 11 digs in the 3-0 season-opening victory over Boston College (8/27)…posted 21 kills and 16 digs versus Hartford (9/7)…had 21 kills and 13 digs in the 3-2 win over Boston College (9/10)…tallied 15 kills and 14 digs in the 3-0 Patriot League season-opening victory over Lafayette (9/24)…recorded 19 kills and 17 digs in the 3-2 win over Bryant (10/6)…posted a season-best 23 kills and also recorded 19 digs versus Bucknell (10/16)…tallied 14 kills and 20 digs in the 3-1 victory at Lafayette (10/23)…recorded 18 kills and 17 digs in the 3-2 win over Navy (11/6)…earned Patriot League Academic Honor Roll accolades.

2009: Started in all 29 matches and played all 105 sets…earned second team All-Patriot League honors to become the first Crusader freshman to receive All-Patriot League accolades...named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice (9/28 & 11/9) as she became only the second Crusader to earn that award...named to the Sacred Heart Invitational All-Tournament team (9/5)...was the AT&T Crusader of the Week (10/12)…had 371 kills for the third most at Holy Cross for a single-season and the most ever by a freshman…ranked second in the league in kills and kills per set (3.53)...posted double-digit kills 20 times...either led the team or tied for the team-lead for kills in 25 out of 29 matches…ranked second on the team with 233 digs and 2.22 digs per set…had 23 kills and 19 digs at Brown (9/19)…had 22 kills and nine digs at Harvard (9/22)…tallied 20 kills against Colgate (9/25)…recorded 21 kills and 17 digs against Army (10/13)…had 23 kills against Bucknell (10/23) as the team won 3-1...member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity volleyball team at Mendham H.S. for coach Bob Acker...senior captain...earned 2006, 2007 and 2008 first team All-Iron-Hills Conference accolades...named the 2008 Daily Record All-Area Player of the Year...earned 2008 PrepVolleyball.com Highest Honorable Mention All-America honors...member of the 2008 Star-Ledger All-State first team, while she was a member of the 2007 All-State second team...earned 2007 and 2008 Star-Ledger first team All-State-Group 3 accolades, and 2006 second team honors...set the school record for career kills with 875 and the record for career aces with 141...set the single-season kills record with 375 (2008)...also a member of the 2009 TCA club team and the 2006-2008 Atlantic Valley club teams...team competed at the 2006 Junior Olympics...Latin Club Vice President...member of National Honor Society...earned three-time Silver Medalist national Latin honors...volunteered with Projects Abroad Care and Community in Ghana (2008).

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

Lynch's Career Statistics

Year Sets Played Kills Assists Digs Blocks Aces
2009 105 371 11 233 21 21
2010 123 442 21 388 31 17
Total 228 813 32 621 52 38