Holy Trinity’s Lynch signs with Holy Cross College


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Holy Trinity seniobrstndout Danny Lynch has signed to play at Holy Cross College in Indiana..

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James Phillips has worked with a number of top-notch soccer players over the years.

But there’s something about Holy Trinity senior Danny Lynch that makes him stand out.

“In my 20 years of coaching, Danny was – and still is – the best technically sound player I’ve coached,” Phillips said. “From a young age, it was obvious he had a special talent.

“I feel privileged to have been able to coach him over the last two seasons.”

On Wednesday morning, the Tigers boys soccer coach and athletic director, along with Lynch’s family and the rest of the Holy Trinity student body, got to watch Lynch do something else:

Realize one of his dreams.

Lynch, who first started kicking a soccer ball around at the age of four and began to have dreams of playing professionally just a few years after that, took the next big step toward potentially reaching that goal.

He signed his National Letter of Intent to play at Holy Cross College next season with the idea that he will then move on to Notre Dame a year later.

Though he was also looking at schools like Wake Forest, Boston College, Drake and Santa Clara, Lynch said the idea of going to Holy Cross won out over all others for several reasons.

“My brother went to Holy Cross,” he said. “I know the school. I know I’m going to really enjoy it there.

“Notre Dame has been a dream school ever since I was younger. Any way I can get there is probably what I would do.”

Lynch said he plans to major in economics with the idea of getting into the financial industry one day.

As a senior at Holy Trinity this past season, Lynch helped the Tigers win their yet another Class 1A, District 10 title and earn a spot in the regional semifinals by scoring 21 goals.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” Lynch said of his time at Holy Trinity.

“I’ve really enjoyed hanging out with kids on the team and making friends. The teachers and coaches have been really nice. They’ve helped me a lot.”