Lynch joins UCF as assistant coach after being the volunteer assistant at Florida State during the 2018 season.
In her first season, the Knights finished 34-21 overall and 20-13 at home. Working with the pitchers, Lynch led Alea White and Breanna Vasquez to be a top-15 duo in all of Division I with a 1.88 ERA and coached White to her first career no-hitter. White and Vasquez each picked up all-conference and all-region honors proving to be two of the best pitchers in the game.
Prior to Florida State, Lynch wrapped up an outstanding four-year career at North Carolina, where the dual-threat pitcher and outfielder earned NFCA Second Team All-American honors in 2017 after batting .374 with 21 home runs and 68 RBI at the plate and posting a record of 11-4 in the circle as the Tar Heels reached the NCAA Regional finals.
A left-handed power hitter, she improved every season and was called upon to become UNC’s primary pitcher during her junior season, where she would go on to break five single-season pitching records. Saw action as an outfielder early in her career, before transitioning to a full-time pitcher as a junior and finally the Tar Heels’ primary DP in 2017.
In her four-year career, Lynch appeared in 208 total games, starting 206 of them. She totaled 188 hits, 32 doubles, a triple, 52 home runs, 168 RBIs, 378 total bases, 81 walks, seven sacrifice bunts, four sac flies and just 52 strikeouts over 587 at-bats. She Finished second all-time at UNC in career slugging percentage, home runs and RBIs, third in total bases and eighth in walks
Lynch is just the second Tar Heel ever to have at least as many home runs as strikeouts, with 52 of each. In the circle, Lynch made 114 pitching appearances, going 45-29 with a 4.42 ERA and 280 strikeouts over 496.0 innings. In her 84 starts, tossed 39 complete games, including six shutouts, allowing 313 earned runs and just 163 walks, as batters hit .298 against her.