RICHMOND, Ind. – Former Quaker standouts Nate Lynch '17 and Joy Doucette '13 were Earlham College's representatives on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) All-Decade team, which was announced Friday.
The team was announced as part of the HCAC's 20th anniversary celebration, and recognizes athletes who competed in the HCAC between 2008-09 and 2018-19.
Lynch, who played the outfield for Earlham baseball from 2014 to 2017, earned HCAC Player of the Year honors in his senior season. He was a 2017 All-Mideast Region selection by both D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), and was an All-HCAC honoree in 2015 (Honorable Mention), 2016 (Honorable Mention), and 2017 (First Team).
Lynch finished his career as Earlham's all-time record-holder in hits (192), runs scored (138), and stolen bases (87), and ranks among Quaker career leaders in batting average (5th, .356), triples (4th, 8), and at bats (3rd, 540). He also holds Earlham single season records for hits (73, 2017), runs (55, 2017), and stolen bases (47, 2017).
Lynch helped lead Earlham baseball to its first HCAC Championship in 2017, and the program's first NCAA post-season appearance.
Doucette, a forward for Earlham women's soccer between 2009 and 2012, led Quaker women's soccer to back-to-back-to-back HCAC regular season championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The 2012 HCAC Player of the Year honoree and a three-time All-HCAC selection was also a three-time All-Great Lakes Region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). In 2009, in Earlham's final season of competition in the North Coast Athletic Conference, Doucette was tabbed as the conference's Newcomer of the Year.
Doucette finished her career as Earlham's all-time leader in assists (34), and was second among career leaders in goals (38), points (110), and game-winning goals (13). She set an Earlham single season assists record in 2010 with 12 assists, to go with her 11 goals that season for the Maroon and White.
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