Severna Park’s Liam Lynch Commits To Holy Cross

Spalding Offensive Tackle Named All-Conference And Carries 4.6 GPA


One of the unheralded aspects of Archbishop Spalding’s championship football season was the offensive line that protected star quarterback Malik Washington and provided gaping holes for the running game.

One of the key linemen for the Cavaliers was 270-pound left offensive tackle Liam Lynch. He was an integral part of Spalding’s outstanding three-year record of 31-4.

“Liam worked his tail off for those years,” said Spalding’s head football coach, Kyle Schmitt. “He’s tough, smart, and I knew he could be a college football player when he battled bigger linemen from New Jersey’s Dom Bosco Prep, Concordia and Philadelphia’s Imhotep Charter during our first three games this year.”

Lynch started playing football with the Green Hornets when he was in fifth grade. He went on to play travel football with the Blue Devils out of the Old Mill district. That team had great success and eventually lost in the 13-year-old Snoop Dogg national championship game in Las Vegas.

Lynch went on to enroll at Spalding and overcame a heartbreaking loss during his freshman year as his father died from a heart attack. The teen dedicated his schoolwork and workouts to make himself a better student and football player.

“My freshman year, we were still in COVID, so you had more time to dedicate to schoolwork,” he said.

Lynch achieved outstanding success in the classroom and his grade point average (GPA) skyrocketed to a 4.6 during his four years with a 4.3 GPA in International Baccalaureate classes.

As Spalding’s recognition as a regional football power increased, so did the number of college recruiters who came to the New Cut Road campus.

“We would have offseason morning workouts and there would be as many as a dozen college coaches watching our drills,” Lynch said. “It was great to get that attention from colleges and then set up information sessions and visits.”

Lynch had numerous colleges recruiting him, including Army and Navy, and went on several campus visits after the season.

“I selected Holy Cross because of their academics, and it’s where I felt most welcomed,” he said. “Coach Schmitt always says go where you are loved and make sure you get a degree.”

Massachusetts’ College of the Holy Cross has made Spalding a frequent stop in its recruiting trips to the area. The college has also signed wide receiver R.J. Newton from this year’s team as well as six other players from Maryland.

Currently, Lynch is preparing to play at the next level by continuing to work out at Spalding and doing drill work with Archbishop Spalding offensive line coach Howard Duncan, who played at Oklahoma. Lynch is also trying to add weight and go into college around 285 pounds.

Lynch has fond memories of his high school playing days, including team meals before the games, bus rides after victories and winning back-to-back conference championships, especially the first one played at the Naval Academy’s football field.

He said he won’t miss “running 20 100-yard sprints during summer workouts.”

Lynch will be an engineering major at Holy Cross.


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