was an outstanding goalkeeper on Rhode Island Collegeís menís
soccer team from 1978-81. The Smithfield, Rhode Island native
captained and was named the team MVP of the 1981 team, which
posted a 10-4-4 record. Lynch backstopped the team to a
school-record nine shutouts that season.
Lynch owns a 1.00 career goals against average,
which currently ranks third all-time in school history. He also
logged 13 career shutouts, which ranks fourth. Lynch was named
to the Collegeís All-75th Anniversary Menís Soccer Team in 2005.
He earned a bachelorís degree in social work from Rhode
Island College in 1982. Lynch is currently a Detective Commander,
holding the rank of captain, with the Rhode Island State Police. He
is a 1986 graduate of the Rhode Island State Police Academy. During
his career, he has been the recipient of 30 departmental
commendations. After serving in the uniform division, Lynch
transferred to detectives in 1991 and has held various positions
including the Officer in Charge of Major Crimes and Violent Fugitive
Lynch received the Rhode Island College Social
Work Alumni Honor Roll Award in 2006.
He resides in North Scituate, Rhode Island with
his wife Ann. They have two children: Matthew (19) and Kelsey