Pitt faces Lafayette and Lehigh to kick-off the regular season
Dan Lynd, Romeo Charron and Stephane Pierre will serve as team captains
Pitt hosts the Vulcans for the final exhibition of 2015 preseason
The Panthers out-shot the Red Flash 10-9
Panthers open preseason with a friendly exhibition
Dan Lynd Photos
Career: Played in 34 matches, starting 29 of them ... played a total of 3,067:07 minutes for the Panthers in goal ... Eightcareer shutouts
2014: Game-by-Game Stats
Team Captain ... Went 3-9-4 in his second season as the starting goalkeeper ...Played 1,536:17 minutes in goal in 16 games and notched 72 saves over the course of the season ... Recorded shutouts on fiveoccasions ... Finished with a career low 1.58 goals against average, while posting a .727 save percentage ... Compiled a career-best 208:52 ...Notched first career win, making two saves against Presbyterian ... It was his fourth career shutout ... Recorded four saves at William & Mary ... Totaled three saves at #3 North Carolina ... Stopped a season-high seven shots and grabbed his second shutout of the season in a draw with Lafayette ... Upped his season high with an eight-save performance in a 1-1 tie with NC State ... Made two saves in a tie versus Niagara ... In 90 minutes of play against Louisville, notched four saves ... Made three saves at Robert Morris for his second career win and third shutout of the season ... Stopped five shots against #19 Virginia ... Had three saves against Clemson ... Denied two shots against Howard ... Made six saves atVirginia Tech in 110 minutesfor a shutout... Had nine saves against High Point for his second straight shutout.
2013: Started in 14 matches...finished the season with 87 saves ....had first career shutout against Longewood (Sep. 1) with three saves...made a pair of saves in his second shutout of the season to earn the Panthers their first ACC point against Virginia Tech (Oct. 8)...had a career high 11 saves against Syracuse (Oct. 12) in his third shutout...played 1,301 minutes for the Panthers in goal ...received a student-athlete academic Gold Award for a 3.5 or higher GPA...named to the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team.
2012: Appeared in four games while earning a start against Connecticut (Oct. 20) and Villanova (Oct. 27) ... recorded season-high seven saves versus Villanova (Oct. 27) ... logged 229:27 minutes in goal.
High School: Played at Penfield Senior High School in Penfield, N.Y., helping lead squad to the Section AAA finals as a senior ... Penfield is the sixth-winningest high school soccer program in the nation ... as a senior co-captain, led Patriots to a 16-3 record ... paced all 105 goalkeepers in Section V with a .2 goals against average and 13 shutouts ... was named a NSCAA All-North East Region II and NSCAA All-New York State Fourth Team selection ... also selected to the ESPNHS NY All-State Team and was First Team All-Monroe County and First Team All-Greater Rochester as a senior ... Section V AAA All-Tournament Team ... named Channel 10/Wendy's Scholar Athlete of the Week and the Democrat and Chronicle Male Athlete of the Week ... played club soccer for Empire United Rochester, helping lead the team to four NY West State Cup championships, the third title at U18 in June 2012 ... Empire United also captured three US Youth Soccer Regionals and one Regional Final appearance, with a trip to the US Club Soccer National Championship ... played all five positions on Penfield varsity basketball team.
Personal: Son of Tom and Debbie Lynd ... has an older sister, Colleen, who attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ... full name is Daniel Thomas Lynd ... hopes to major in history.
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