Pictured at the Carrier Dome on March 27 against Middlebury where he scored a season-high five goals, Wellesley native Kerry Lyne (9) will look to lead the Union College Dutchmen on a deep run in the upcoming Division III NCAA Tournament. Photo by Mike Flanagan.
By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Wellesley has had an ample amount of legacy families throughout the years in lacrosse. Recently, names like Callahan, Cheek, Darcey and Dziama have dominated the headlines.
One last name that lax rats in Wellesley have become more accustomed to over the last year or so is Lyne.
In 2019, maybe no other player made more of an impact for Union College men’s lacrosse than Wellesley native Kerry Lyne. Starting in all 16 games for the Dutchmen (13-3, 6-1), Lyne helped lead Union back to the NCAA Division III Tournament by leading the team in both goals (35) and total points (44). Against Middlebury at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on March 27, Lyne lit it up for a season-high six points (five goals, one assist) and led the Dutchmen to a 14-10 victory. Lyne also notched a silver-five against Rensselaer on May 1 in a 13-8 win for the Dutchmen.
Still a junior, Lyne will look to help lead the Dutchmen on a deep run in the upcoming Division III tournament before being one of Union’s key returning pieces next season. The Dutchmen drew rival SUNY Cortland for their opening-round matchup on May 8.
As for the future, Lyne’s younger brother, Emmett, is currently doing his part for Wellesley High School. Following in the footsteps of a brother like Kerry, who was a three-time Bay State Conference All-Star as a Raider, certainly is not an easy feat. Nevertheless, the sophomore attack-man has become one of Wellesley’s core pieces on offense, alongside the Callahan brothers, Hugh and Carl, as the Raiders (5-5, 4-3) continue to fight for a berth in the Division I state tournament later this May.
Moral of the story? Kerry and Emmett Lyne are making quite the name for themselves on the lacrosse field. Union and Wellesley High appear to be in good hands with these guys lighting up scoreboards all across the Northeast.
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