Ryan receives scholarship towards graduate studies from BIG EAST, American Eagle Outfitters
Ryan earns all-region accolades for the first time in her career
Villanova seniors continue to balance their success between the classroom and competition
Ryan nets first team honors for the second straight year, Myers named to All-Rookie squad
Villanova finishes the 2011 season with an 8-9-2 record, 4-7 BIG EAST mark
On Ryan: Returning first team all-conference player who is one of the star forwards in the BIG EAST Conference ... Brings tremendous speed and athleticism to the front line ... Explosive scorer who does a good job finishing scoring chances in the box ... Has developed into one of the most prolific goal scorers in school history during her Villanova career.
Awards: All-BIG EAST First Team (2010) ... All-BIG EAST Second Team (2009) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Capital One Academic All-District 2 Second Team (2010) ... Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team (2009, 2010).
Career: Has played in 58 games with 43 starts ... Ranks among the leaders in program history in every major offensive category ... Offensive totals include 28 goals, 17 assists, 73 points and 11 game-winning goals ... Has taken 158 shots (.177 shot percentage) and put 90 shots on goal (.570 shot-on-goal percentage) ... Tied for fourth in school history in game-winning goals ... Sixth in shots and tied for sixth in goals scored ... Also ranks seventh in points and tied for 11th in assists.
Big East Regular Season: Has played in 32 games with 23 starts versus conference foes in the regular season ... Has tallied 10 goals and nine assists for 29 points ... Owns four career game-winning goals in league play ... Has attempted 73 shots (.137 shot percentage), including 42 tallies on goal (.575 shot-on-goal percentage).
Big East Championship: Has logged games against Connecticut and Marquette in the first round and quarterfinals of the conference tournament in 2009 ... Attempted eight shots between those two contests, including a team-high seven attempts in a 1-1 draw against the Huskies ... Has one goal and one penalty kick in a shootout in conference tourney action.
NCAA Tournament: Made her NCAA Tournament debut against Washington State in 2009, playing 61 minutes and recording two shots.
2010: Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 10/12) ... Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 17/19) ... Started all 19 games and led the team with nine goals scored, 24 points and four game-winning goals ... Ranked second on the squad with six assists ... Took 55 shots (.164 shot percentage) and tallied 32 shots on goal (.582 shot-on-goal percentage) ... Finished the season fourth in the BIG EAST Conference in points per game, fifth in goals per game, seventh in shots per game and ninth in assists per game ... Scored the first goal of a game on six occasions ... Notched at least one point in 11 of 19 games ... Registered her only multi-goal game of the season at Cincinnati with a pair of scores ... Assisted in both goals in a 2-1 win over Monmouth ... Recorded two assists at West Virginia ... Scored the only goal of the game in 1-0 wins over Charlotte and Rutgers ... Also notched the game-winning goal in the season opener versus Temple and the season finale against DePaul; BIG EAST: Played in all 11 games against league opponents and led Villanova with five goals and 13 points ... Second on the team in conference games with three assists ... Tallied the game-winning goal in both of the team's BIG EAST wins during the year ... Scored the first goal of a game three times, including in shutout victories against Rutgers and DePaul ... Took 27 shots (.185 shot percentage) and had 16 shots on goal (.593 shot-on-goal percentage) in conference games.
2009: Villanova Classic Offensive MVP (Aug. 28/30) ... Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Aug. 28/30) ... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Aug. 31, Sept. 14) ... Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week (Oct. 12) ... Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (Oct. 12) ... Started all 21 games she played in and recorded 11 goals, seven assists and 29 points ... Led the team in each of those categories ... Ranked second among all BIG EAST players in goals and points, while tying for fourth in assists ... Led the league in points through the end of the regular season and conference tournament ... Contributed a team-high four game-winning goals ... Her 71 shots (.155 shot percentage) ranked as the fourth-highest single-season total in program history, and included 39 shots on goal (.549 shot-on-goal percentage) ... Tallied at least one point in 13 of 21 contests; BIG EAST: Started all 10 conference regular season games she appeared in, tallying two goals and five assists for a total of nine points ... Her five assists were a team high and represented nearly half (five out of 11) of the entire team's total versus league foes ... Scored goals against Cincinnati and Louisville in back-to-back games, including the game-winner against the Bearcats on a penalty kick ... Dished out two assists in a 3-1 win over Seton Hall ... Attempted 25 shots (.080 shot percentage) and managed 14 shots on goal (.560 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Scored a goal in a first round conference tournament game against Connecticut just 26 seconds into the contest ... That game ended in a 1-1 draw and she also delivered a penalty kick in a shootout that ultimately send Villanova into a quarterfinal game at Marquette ... Played all 90 minutes in that game against the Golden Eagles and took one shot; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Attempted two shots in a first round NCAA Tournament game against Washington State.
2008: Penn Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 12/14) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 6) ... Villanova Classic Offensive MVP (Sept. 5/7) ... Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 5/7) ... Played in 18 games with three starts ... Tied for the team lead with eight goals and was second with 20 points ... Recorded four assists ... Tallied three game-winning goals and one game-winning assist ... Attempted 32 shots and placed 19 shots on goal ... Owned a .250 shot percentage and a .594 shot on-goal percentage ... Had a four-game streak with at least one goal scored early in the season and a three-game streak midway through the year ... Netted game-tying and game-winning goals late in a 3-2 win at Penn; BIG EAST: Played in all 11 games with two starts and tallied three goals, one assist and seven points ... Second on the team in goals scored in conference play ... Registered game-winning goal less than two minutes into second half against Syracuse ... Took 21 shots and had 12 shots on goal.
Wayne Valley High School: Earned varsity letters in soccer (4), outdoor track (3), indoor track (1) and softball (1) ... As a soccer player was an All-Passaic County and All-Northern Hills Conference first team selection all four years ... Also named to the Herald News first team All-Area squad all four years ... 2006 and 2007 NSCAA Regional All-American and the Herald News Player of the Year ... Three-time all-state selection by the New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association and the Star Ledger ... Two-time `Top 20' pick in the state ... 2007 Star Ledger Player of the Year in Passaic County and a first team All-County choice each year from 2005-07 ... Chosen as Athlete of the Week by The Record on September 18, 2007 and was a four-time All-North Jersey selection ... Also received Athlete of the Week honors from WGHT Radio and garnered all-area accolades four times ... Recipient of the Jack McFadden Memorial Award and the Wayne Valley Most Distinguished Athlete Award in 2007 ... Senior team captain ... Team was four-time conference champions and advanced to the county championship all four years, winning three titles ... Scored 106 goals and had 44 assists in her high school career ... The 106 goals are a career record and rank second all-time in Passaic County ... As a track runner was named to the 2004 All-Passaic County second team in a relay event and in 2007 earned the same honors in the 100 meter dash ... Team won county championships in the spring seasons in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and conference championships in 2004 and 2005 ... The 2004 spring team won the Passaic County Relays Championship ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Recipient of her school's Minds in Motion Award on five occasions ... The award is given to student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA and a varsity letter.
Personal: Born 3/21/90 in Pompton Plains, N.J. ... Older of two daughters of William and Christine Ryan ... Has a younger sister, Jenn (17) ... Majoring in Psychology.