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15 Kendra Lynch
Lynch Lynch 1703966

2017 Honors:
» USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Finalist (top 34)
» NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team
» All-ACC Second Team
» ACC All-Tournament Team
» Two-time ACC Player of the Week (2/28, 3/14)
» College Sports Madness ACC Player of the Week (2/27)
» Carolina Classic MVP
» UNC Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete Award
» bCLA Leader of Distinction
» UNC Strength & Conditioning Iron Ram Award

2016 Honors:
» All-ACC First Team
» Three-time ACC Pitcher of the Week (2/15, 4/11, 5/9)
» All-ACC Academic Team
» ACC Academic Honor Roll
» NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

2015 Honors:
» ACC Academic Honor Roll

2014 Honors:
» 2014 ACC All-Tournament Team

2016 (Junior): Pitched 80% of UNC's innings as a junior, setting single-season records for appearances (53), starts (47), innings (301.1), complete games (33) and batters faced (1,373) • Went 28-19 with a save and five shutouts • Posted a 3.88 ERA with 170 strikeouts and just 97 walks (2.25 BB/7 IP) • Led the ACC in innings, wins, appearances and starts, ranking seventh in the nation and third all time at UNC in victories • Ranked fourth in the ACC in strikeouts, including third in called Ks (52) • Ranked 68th in the NCAA in Ks • Provided power in the offensive lineup as well, batting .321 with 12 home runs, 38 RBIs and a .595 slugging percentage • Ranked in the top 10 during conference games in doubles, home runs and total bases • Tied for 10th at UNC with her second straight 12-homer season • A three-time ACC Pitcher of the Week and All-ACC First Team selection, she was also named to both the All-ACC Academic Team and an NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.

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2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in 51 games, starting 43 contests in the outfield while making eight starts in the pitcher's circle • Had another fantastic season at the plate, batting .302 while finishing fourth on the team with 12 home runs and 35 RBIs • Recorded an ERA of 4.86 in 16 appearances, tallying a record of 5-0 with 32 strikeouts • ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2014 (Freshman): Made 42 appearances with 40 starts, seeing time in the outfield and at pitcher • Hit a solo home run against Texas (2/7) in her first career at-bat • Batted .245 with 24 hits and seven home runs, including two grand slams • Tallied 27 RBIs and 13 runs scored • Made 19 appearances in the circle with 11 starts • Struck out 27 batters in 52 innings pitched with an ERA of 5.65 and a record of 1-6 • Went 3-for-4 with a first-inning grand slam against NC State to earn a place on the ACC All-Tournament Team.

Prep: Named all-county and first team all-state in 2013 • Holds six school and two state records for hits and doubles • Named 2013 Indiana Miss Softball • Led her team to victory in the 3A state championships in 2011 • Was a two-time 3A sectional and regional champion as a pitcher and hitter • Totaled 164 hits and 96 RBIs in her first three years • Was a member of the National Honor Society and was named a Junior Outstanding Honors English Student.  

Personal: Born Kendra Nicole Lynch on March 22 • Daughter of Rob and Kerry Lynch • Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Leadership Academy as a member of the Veteran Leaders program and was awarded the title of Leader of Distinction, the highest honor bestowed by the program • Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.

Career Batting Statistics
Year GP GS Avg AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB FLD%
2014 42 40 .245 98 13 24 4 0 7 27 49 .500 17 0 11 .353 1 1 1-1 .938
2015 51 51 .302 139 27 42 7 0 12 35 85 .612 15 3 13 .382 0 3 0-0 .958
2016 55 55 .321 168 20 54 8 1 12 38 100 .595 22 4 14 .410 1 3 1-1 .908
TOTAL 148 146 .296 405 60 120 19 1 31 100 234 .578 54 7 38 .387 2 7 2-2 .931

Career Pitching Statistics
Year App GS CG ERA W-L SV SHO/CB IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg
2014 19 11 1 5.65 1-6 0 0/2 52 71 49 42 24 28 11 0 9 250 .321
2015 16 8 2 4.86 5-0 0 1/1 49 60 35 34 22 32 12 2 6 225 .305
2016 53 47 33 3.88 28-19 1 5/0 301.1 350 207 167 97 170 65 8 44 1,376 .287
TOTAL 88 66 36 4.23 34-25 1 6/3 402.1 481 291 243 143 230 88 10 59 1,851 .294

 

 

Position: Pitcher/Utility
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Roncalli
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