Erin Byrnes
Erin Byrnes

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sayville, N.Y.

High School:
Saint Anthony's

Height:
5-8

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
07/29/1988

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On Byrnes: Skilled midfielder and forward with tremendous ball skills ... Outstanding 1-v-1 layer ... Possesses explosive speed and scoring potential ... Dependable starter for Villanova who was a part of two NCAA Tournament teams (2006, 2009).

Awards: BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Sept. 11, 2006) ... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17, 2007) ... BIG EAST Academic All Star (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).

Career: Three-year starter who played in 82 games with 54 starts ... Tallied 12 goals, 14 assists and 38 points ... Netted four game-winning goals ... Took 107 shots (.112 shot percentage) and placed 40 shots on goal (.374 shot-on-goal percentage).

BIG EAST Regular Season: Played in 44 games with 27 starts ... Totaled four goals, four assists and 12 points ... Notched a pair of game-winning goals ... Attempted 44 shots (.091 shot percentage) with 18 shots on goal (.409 shot-on-goal percentage) ... Both game-winners came in 1-0 victories against Louisville in the 2006 and 2007 seasons ... The one in 2007 was a double-overtime tally and is one of 12 game-winning goals in school history in double overtime or later.

BIG EAST Championship: Started all five of her appearances in the BIG EAST Championship, including games in 2006, 2007 and 2009 ... Accumulated eight shots with one shot on goal (.125 shot-on-goal percentage).

NCAA Tournament: Appeared in NCAA Tournament games in 2006 and 2009, starting all three of Villanova's tournament games in those years ... Attempted six shots in the three games played.

2009: Flourished in a full-time switch to the midfield and became one of Villanova's top playmakers ... Started all 22 games during the year and contributed two goals, five assists and nine points ... Ranked in a tie for second place on the team with her five assists ... Fired 33 shots (.061 shot percentage) and tallied nine shots on goal (.273 shot-on-goal percentage) ... Netted the game-winning goal in a road win at Davidson ... Registered a game-winning assist in a double-overtime win against Vermont ... Logged the third-most minutes (1,849) of any player on the team; BIG EAST: Started all 11 games and had two assists, including a game-winning helper against Seton Hall ... Took 15 shots and totaled five shots on goal (.333 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Started games against Connecticut (first round) and Marquette (quarterfinals) in the conference tournament ... Attempted three shots while playing all 110 minutes in a first round draw against the Huskies; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Played all 90 minutes in a first round game against Washington State, attempting two shots.

2008: Started 10 of 18 games played and tallied one goal, three assists and five points ... Took 23 shots and placed eight shots on goal ... Had one game-winning assist in a win over La Salle; BIG EAST: Played in all 11 games with three starts, registering four shots and two shots on goal.

2007: Played in 20 games and made nine starts ... Led the team with five assists and ranked third in scoring with four goals and 13 points ... Took 27 shots and scored on four of her 13 shots on goal ... Netted game-winning goal in second overtime period against Louisville ... Assisted on game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at DePaul ... Registered career-high nine points against St. Peter's in an 11-0 win, scoring three goals and dishing out three assists; BIG EAST: Played in all 11 regular season games with five starts ... Had one goal and one assist, both coming on game-winning plays in 1-0 victories ... Tallied 12 shots and six shots on goal; BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Started against USF and West Virginia in the first round and quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... Attempted two shots in both games and had one shot on goal.

2006: Appeared in all 22 games and started 13 ... Ranked second on the team with five goals and 11 points ... Tallied one assist ... Recorded game-winning goals in 1-0 wins over Louisiana State and Louisville ... Had 24 shots and 10 shots on goal ... Her first collegiate goal was a game-winner in double overtime versus LSU ... Assisted on the game-winning goal against DePaul ... Registered three goals and her only assist during the last 11 games of the season, and started every game in that span; BIG EAST: Started eight of 11 regular season games and totaled three goals, one assist and seven points ... The three goals tied for the team lead and her point total was one off the squad's high mark ... Two of the tallies came in a 4-2 loss to Notre Dame ... Took 13 shots and had five shots on goal; BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Earned a start against Marquette in the BIG EAST quarterfinals; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Started Villanova's games against Toledo and Penn State in the NCAA Tournament ... Tallied four shots in the two games, including three in a 5-1 first-round win over the Rockets.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Club team is Commack Emeralds ... Teammate of fellow Wildcat Kelly Eagan ... Three-time Eastern New York state champions ... Region I finalist in 2005 and semifinalist in 2004 ... Ranked as high as third in the nation ... Five-year member of New York State ODP team as well as a two-year member of Region I team and the national pool.

Saint Anthony's High School: Played for a team that won the 2005 CHSAA state championship and was ranked fourth in the entire nation ... Also lettered one year in indoor track ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Principal's List all four years.

Personal: Born 7/29/88 in Bethpage, N.Y. ... One of four children of Jack and Kim Byrnes ... Siblings are Courtney, Terence and Shannon ... Brother, Terence, graduated from Villanova in 2008 and ran for the cross country and track teams ... Chose to attend Villanova because of its excellent academic reputation, its religious affiliation and the traditional success of the women's soccer program ... Communications major.

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