Sophia Lynch ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Walter Johnson High School
  • BETHESDA, MD
  • Softball
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Sophia Lynch's Softball Recruiting Profile
Club:
MVSA Storm
Height:
5'4"
Weight:
135
Age:
16
Prim. Position:
C
Sec. Position:
3B
Ball Exit Speed (from bat)
65
Over Hand Throw
54
Pop Time
2.0

Personal Statement

When I was eleven and playing on my first non-recreational softball team, my coach came up to me and told me that he wanted me to become a catcher.  He told me that he thought I’d be good at it, and wanted to know if I’d be willing to give it a try.  I just laughed.  Catching was the one thing I had never wanted to do on a softball field.  Any position that required that much gear couldn’t be fun.  And I didn't think again of it until we were playing a league game and he came over and told me that he was putting me in at catcher next inning.  Not only had I never caught in a game before, I had never even put the gear on before.  I was furious.  But, as it turns out, I should’ve trusted him. Putting me behind the plate turned out to be the best decision he’d ever made on both of our parts.  Catching has become the thing I love most on a softball field. 

I have been so lucky to play with really great teammates and coaches. Having that opportunity showed me that the right college match will include a group of players who love softball as much as I do but are also supportive and genuine, and coaches who will push and challenge me to be my best but will also be there for me and inspire me to excel. When I was fourteen, I made one of the hardest decisions of my life when I left the team that I’d grown up with for a new, more competitive 18U team.  Although it was difficult at first, making the switch ended up being the best decision of my life. I got the chance to grow not only as a player, but as a person as well. I learned that rather than be threatened by the great players that surrounded me, I should embrace the challenge and up my game to new levels. This summer, I ended up being the only catcher because of injuries. It was a huge challenge to keep myself healthy through all the games and all the heat, but I loved it and the team did great.

Last year in school, I took my first Psychology class and immediately fell in love with the subject.  In college, I hope to be able to major in both that and English, which is my first love.  Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved writing, whether it be essays in school or just stories that I write at home. 

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Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #27
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, Team MVP
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #14
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 6 seasons
  • 2019 MVSA Storm (18U)
  • Notes: Champion: PA Softball 18U Championship; Save Second Base; Trick or Treat. Finalist: Field of Screams, PA Softball Summer Sizzler. Overall Record 33-19-2. Starting catcher: 234 innings caught.
  • 2019 MVSA Storm (18U)
  • Notes: Summer 2019: Champion, PA Softball 18U Championship; Finalist, PA Softball Summer Sizzler. Overall Record 22-11-1. Starting catcher, caught every inning of every game (185 innings total).
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 USSSA All American Elite Select Atlantic Region (14U All Star)
  • 2018 Rogue Softball Red (14U B)
  • Notes: Taxi Team
  • 2017 Germantown Titans (14U B)
  • 2016 Red Raiders 14u Select (B)
  • Notes: Also played with ROGUE 14U-B during spring season. 82 games played (56 with Red Raiders, 22 with ROGUE). Champion: Oktoberfast (14U Open USSSA); Silver Bracket Champion: Queen of Diamonds (USSSA 14U Open), Diamonds R 4Ever (14U Open USSSA); 5th Place, USSSA B Maryland-Delaware State Championship. Selected to USSSA Del-Mar-Va Tri-State Game. Starting catcher; 16 runners caught stealing. Hit .464, with 17 extra base hits and 64 RBI.

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Bill Miller
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Nick Alexander

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Walter Johnson High School
State:
MARYLAND
Phone:
(301) 803-7100

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Chemistry (2018-19) Honors English (2017-18, 2018-19) Honors Algebra (2017-18) Honors Biology (2017-18) Honors French (2017-18, 2018-19)
AP Classes:
Yes. AP US History (2018-19) AP Psychology (2018-19) AP Government (2017-18)
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • Honorable mention
  • Activity
    • Bethesda Magazine youth short story writing competition (spring 2018)

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Contact Information

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Statistics

Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2019 MVSA Storm 2019 MVSA Storm 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Rogue Soft 2017 Germantown 2016 Red Raider
BA .569 .390 .400 .451 .375 .447 .484
GP 15 54 34 14 14 33 85
AB 51 154 95 33 24 76 153
R 19 28 20 7 5 27 29
H 29 55 38 14 9 34 74
2B 6 4 4 1 2 7 14
3B 1 2 1 1 8 3
HR 2 0 0 2 0
RBI 25 26 17 9 10 32 64
Slug% .843 .447 .463 .515 .458 .750 .614
BB 2 10 7 4 3 7 22
SO 2 5
OB% .585 .441 .484 .529 .419 .528 .555
Errors 0 0 0
Team Record 33-19 22-11 3-11 46-35-3
Thrown Out Runners 5 5 6 3 10 16
Attempted 19 19 15 7 23
Passed Balls 4 3 2 2 6
Sac 0
 

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