Rick Johnston talks with the senior midfielder after his big game against Lafayette.
Alberici Says - Major contributor since his first season ... fastest player on the team ... good passer coming off the dodge ... tenacity on defense and in ground ball play ... tremendous hustler ... great example for younger players on the team ... very good leader ... set the example for the young midfielders ... ability to be an All-Patriot League player.
2011: Tied for third on the team in scoring with 22 points (14 goals, eight assists) ... 14 goals ranked third on the team ... one of six players to start all 15 games ... tallied three game-winning goals, which tied for first in the Patriot League ... enjoyed a six-game goal-scoring streak midway through the season ... stretch began with a career-high four goals in Army's first win over Cornell since 2005 ... led all players in that contest and scored the game-winning goal with 3:25 remaining in the third quarter ... added Army's 10th goal as well ... registered four multiple-goal games on the season with two tallies win wins over Wagner (Mar. 13), Rutgers (Mar. 19) and arch rival Navy (Apr. 16) ... scored Army's last goal of the first half and first goal of the second half at Navy, propelling the Black Knights to their fourth-straight win over the Midshipmen and first at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium since 1997 ... added single goals against Bryant (Mar. 11), Lehigh (Mar. 22), Lafayette (Mar. 26) and Holy Cross (Apr. 23) ... in addition to Cornell, scored game-winning goals opposite Lafayette and Holy Cross.
2010: Started all 17 games as a sophomore ... ranked fifth on the team in goals (14), assists (seven) and points (21) ... listed fourth on the club with 44 shots ... added 12 ground balls and five caused turnovers ... opened the season with one goal and one assist in Army's 11-9 victory over VMI (Feb. 20) ... recorded two goals and a season-high seven shots in the Black Knights' 8-7 overtime setback at Air Force (Mar. 13) ... tallied one goal and one assist versus both Bucknell (Apr. 10) and Holy Cross (Apr. 24) ... posted one goal and a pair of assists in Army's 9-7 victory opposite Bucknell in the Patriot League Tournament seminfinals (Apr. 30) ... scored two goals and dished out one assist in 9-8 overtime upset of Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament first round (May 16).
2009: Saw action on the second midfield line in first four games of the season before suffering a shoulder injury that all but wiped out his season ... tallied a point in first games of the season on three goals and an assist in the short amount of time he played ... credited with his first collegiate goal in the season-opening victory opposite VMI (Feb. 14) ... netted another goal at Syracuse the following week (Feb. 20) ... first collegiate assist came in one-goal loss to Cornell (Feb. 28) ... already had a goal before sustaining his injury in the first half of the Bryant win (Mar. 4).
Prior To West Point: Central New York All-Star at Skaneateles High School under coach Ron Doctor ... earned offensive MVP recognition and a Coach's Award as a senior captain ... four-year letterman ... also voted offensive MVP and senior captain for soccer team that finished 20-1 in 2007 ... played point guard on the basketball team ... member of the National Honor Society ... prepped for a year at USMAPS, captaining the lacrosse squad for coach Tom Hansen ... named team MVP and the Most Outstanding Athlete at the school.
Personal: Devin Jonathan Lynch was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on April 14, 1989 ... parents are Michael and Meg Lynch ... has a sister, Julie ... majoring in Systems Engineering.