Springfield advanced to the NCAA Championship for the fifth-straight time last season after defeating Wheaton, 11-4, in the Pilgrim League Championship. The Pride ended the season with a 14-4 record and won 10 of its final 11 contests.
Lynch had a breakout sophomore campaign on attack for the Pride, leading the team with 58 points. He posted a 34 assists and 24 goals and ranked 36th nationally in assists per game. The Frederick, Md. native scored at least one point in every game and had at least three points in 11 contests. Also very effective on his rides, Lynch caused 13 turnovers.
Maher is coming off one of the finest seasons for a Springfield goalkeeper in program history. Owning a save percentage of .651 that ranked fifth nationally, the Katonah, N.Y. native posted single-season program record 5.64 goal against average that was also fifth best in the nation. He finished the season with 138 saves and owned an 12-3 record.