Kristina Lynch to finish college career at Notre Dame, transferring from Florida State

Tribune Staff Report
Florida State Seminoles Kristina Lynch (4) loses possession of the ball as a defender slides in front of her. Florida State defeated Michigan 1-0 after going into overtime in the NCAA quarterfinals on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.

Former Penn High School soccer star Kristina Lynch has announced she will transfer from Florida State to Notre Dame and play her graduate season with the Irish.

Lynch is a two-time national champion with the Seminoles. She played in 24 games, starting 16, as Florida State won the 2021 national title. She also helped the Seminoles win the 2018 title as a freshman. While at FSU, Lynch totaled 12 career goals, including three game-winners, playing in 77 games with 51 starts. 

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“I am so excited to play for Notre Dame this fall and finish out my college soccer career back home in front of family and friends. I remember attending multiple soccer camps growing-up and watching numerous games at Alumni Stadium hoping to one day play for the Irish. It is really special to have this opportunity and I am so thankful to Coach Nate (head coach NateNorman), Jason (assistant Jason Hamilton), and Dawn (assistant Dawn Siergiej) for believing in me and making the dream a reality. I look forward to playing with my new teammates and for the challenges and success that lie ahead. Go Irish!”

In high school, Lynch set Penn single-season records for goals (44), assists (26) and points (107). She also holds career records of 130 goals, 68 assists and 328 points. She was the 2017 United Soccer Coaches and TopDrawerSoccer National High School Player of the Year, along with being the Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year.