Rising-Junior Mo Lynch prepares to hit during a crucial SCIAC Tournament matchup.

The Chapman University Softball team has seen success in the past two years. During their 2022 campaign, they earned a SCIAC Tournament championship and an automatic bid to an NCAA regional in Seguin, Texas. This past season, the team appeared in the SCIAC Championship game despite vacancies at multiple positions going into the season. After returning from a knee injury in 2022, rising-junior Mo Lynch filled a significant offensive hole, finishing her sophomore season batting .304 with two home runs.

As an Environmental Science and Policy major, Lynch is currently involved in multiple research projects that pertain to serving others. Through Schmid College of Science and Technology’s Grand Challenges Initiative program, she worked to develop a 3D-printed customizable ankle brace to help people better recover from their injuries. Her team utilized a foot scanner to create a brace that can adapt to the injured individual’s foot and ankle complexities.

This summer, she also accepted a laboratory assistant position in a lab that focuses on stem cell research and teaching high school students about the world of biochemistry in the growing field of STEM. Mo hopes to use her knowledge of environmental science to bring a unique perspective to the lab and future projects in air pollution.

Mo’s experience as a student-athlete at Chapman has included challenging setbacks. Still, she hopes to use the lessons she learned in the face of adversity to grow in both the professional and athletic worlds. Lynch looks forward to being a leader for the Softball program this upcoming spring.