Melissa Lynskey


Cranberry Township, Pa.

High School:
Seneca Valley


Mechanical Engineering

Melissa  Lynskey


Lynskey Golden in Overtime Win at Navy

Leopards are alive and well in the Patriot League Tournament picture after late victory


Women’s Soccer Cruises to First League Win

Leopards score twice in the first half, once in the second in 3-0 win over American


Comeback Bid Thwarted at Army

Leopards equalize to start second half, but surrender game-winner shortly after


Women's Soccer Works Result in League Opener

Leopards fend off Loyola in 1-1 double-overtime draw to open Patriot League play


Early Goal Trips Women’s Soccer Versus Brown

Leopards fall to 3-2-2 in defensive affair


Lafayette vs. American

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette vs. Siena

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette vs. American

Lafayette Women's Soccer vs. American (10/10/15)


Lafayette vs. Army

Lafayette Women's Soccer vs. Army (9/26/15)


Women's Soccer Class of 2017

Lafayette Women's Soccer Class of 2017

2015: Played in 12 games on the season, starting 10 of them…scored five goals on 29 shots…recorded a hat trick against Saint Peter’s on Aug. 30…named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 31…registered 10 points on the year…scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against Delaware State on Aug. 21…second on the team in shots per game (2.42), goals per game (.42) and points per game (.83).

2014: Played in 12 games, starting in one for the Leopards...Recorded a goal against Binghampton on 9/7...scored two points on the season

Played in eight games, making one start on defense...had three shots including one shot on goal in her lone start of the year at Columbia (10/15).

At Seneca Valley:
Four-year starter and senior captain...three-time all-county selection and WPIAL AAA All-Section Selection in 2012...led Seneca Valley to three section championships, a WPIAL Conference Championship and two PIAA State Quarterfinals...captain for the North United Club team who were two-time Pennsylvania West State champions and Region I Semi-Finalists...five-year starter for PA West ODP team which reached the 2011 Region I ODP Final...four-year letter winner in Track and Field and was both a WPIAL Conference Finalist and State Indoor Track and Field qualifier...National Honor Society Vice President, a student council class representative, and a member of the Science Honors Society...recipient of the President's Award for Educational Excellence.

Personal: Daughter of James and Kelly Lynskey...has a sister, Jenny...born on Dec. 16, 1994.

Why Lafayette?
I was drawn to Lafayette because of the prestigious academics, beautiful campus, friendly students and faculty that continued to impress me with each visit. Lafayette presents a magnitude of opportunities to its students-not only with its liberal arts core combined with an intensive math and science curriculum in the Engineering degrees, but also with its Division I athletics. I am looking forward to spending the next four years at Lafayette to grow as both a scholar and a person.