A 2012 All-American and Tewaaraton Award Finalist at the University of North Carolina, Becky Lynch wrapped up her fourth season as an assistant coach on the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse coaching staff in Spring 2018.
Lynch assists in all facets of the program, with a specific focus on mentoring SJU's offensive unit.
In four seasons under Lynch's direction, Saint Joseph's has produced the 2016 Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Year in Rebecca Lane as well as 13 All-Conference offensive players.
The Hawks are 37-35 since Lynch has joined the staff and have made three consecutive A-10 postseason appearances (2016-18).
In 2018, one of the most historic seasons in Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse history, Lynch helped guide the Hawks to a 12-7 overall record as SJU broke the record for wins in a season for the second year in a row. Saint Joseph's finished the A-10 regular season with a 7-2 record for the third consecutive year to finish third in the league and earned an A-10 quarterfinal win over George Mason as the Hawks reached the A-10 semifinals for the third year in a row. SJU broke program records in points (389), goals (262), assists (127), and shots (618), all improvements on records broken the previous season, and Lane broke the program record for assists (73) and became the eighth Hawk in program history to reach 100 career goals.
The Hawks won eight A-10 games between the regular season and postseason in 2018, matching the most single-season league wins in program history. In the midst of those eight wins, the Hawks earned seven consecutive victories from April 8 through May 3, marking the longest winning streak in program history.
Lynch was also onboard for the 2017 season, in which the Hawks went 11-7 to break the then-program record for single-season wins, made their second consecutive A-10 postseason appearance, and broke the program records for points, goals, assists, and shots, and for the 2016 season, in which the Hawks went 9-10 to turn in the then-third-highest, single-season win total in program history alongside a single-season, program-best eight A-10 wins and a trip to the A-10 postseason.
Lynch enjoyed a decorated four-year career at the University of North Carolina, where she was a Tewaaraton Award Finalist, First-Team-All American, and All-ACC selection in 2012. She is UNC's record holder in both single-season assist (36) and all-time career assists (93) and the only Tar Heel in program history to be named to the All-ACC Tournament Team for four consecutive years. She was recognized as a “Leader of Distinction” in 2012 by the Carolina Leadership Academy.
"As an All-American from UNC and U.S. National Team player, we are thrilled to have Becky as a part of our coaching staff," said head coach Alex Kahoe. "She had an incredible playing career, and her coaching experience will undoubtedly have an immediate impact on our program. I am very impressed with her ability to connect with, motivate, and inspire our student-athletes."
Lynch spent the 2013-14 season as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of North Carolina, where she trained two All-ACC goalkeepers and worked with the scout team while assisting the offensive and defensive game strategies and execution.
She has also been involved in local lacrosse development, where she directed the “Young Guns” local youth lacrosse program and led numerous clinics at the high school level. As a camp instructor at both Carolina Lacrosse and Amonte Lacrosse since 2008, Lynch has worked camps and clinics for lacrosse players looking to improve their fundamental skills.
Lynch gained valuable experience working as a Lacrosse Ambassador for the English Lacrosse Association, out of Bedfordshire, England. She worked as a full-time physical education teacher at Bedford Girls School and as a lacrosse specialist.
She was inducted into the Garden City High School Sports Hall of Fame in June 2013 and was a member of the United States National Women's Lacrosse Team.
Lynch currently plays professionally for the Philadelphia Force, one of four teams of the inaugural United Women's Lacrosse League. She was selected in the fifth round as the 19th overall pick on April 13, 2016 and scored the first goal in the program's history on May 28, 2016.
Lynch earned a bachelor's of arts degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina in May 2012.