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Erin Ryan

Player Profile
Hometown:
Doylestown, Pa.

High School:
Gwynedd Mercy Academy

Position:
Middle Distance

Birthdate:
04/03/1990

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

05/05/2012

Verdier Leads the Field in 400 Meters on Second Day of BIG EAST Championships

Wildcats scored points in four events that held finals in Saturday competition

04/20/2012

Akande Leads Strong Villanova Efforts at Larry Ellis Invitational

Sophomore middle distance runner ran time of 2:06.09 in 800 meters

04/16/2012

Four Wildcats Compete in Patriot Open Invitational

Villanova had runners in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters at George Mason

04/08/2012

Wildcats Dominate at Colonial Relays, Capture Second Straight Team Title

Reid takes 800 meters and 1500 meters crowns, headlines five individual victories for team

04/01/2012

Wildcats Capture Six Wins at Danny Curran Invitational

Lipari wins the 1500 meters and Villanova finishes first in five field events

On Ryan: Walked on to the team before the 2012 indoor season after a successful four-year career playing for the Villanova women's soccer team ... Helped the Wildcats immediately as a BIG EAST scorer in the 800 meters.

2012 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 meters and placed 14th in the preliminaries at the conference meet with a personal best time of 2:10.99 ... Competed at five other meets during the season ... Her time at the BIG EAST Championships was her third straight personal best after previously recording times of 2:12.22 at the Patriot Open Invitational and 2:12.06 at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Came in 14th at the Patriot Open and 24th out of 60 runners at the Larry Ellis meet ... Runner-up out of 121 runners at the Danny Curran Invitational (2:15.57) and came in 24th at the Colonial Relays (2:15.17) ... Opened the season by running in both the 800 meters (2:18.96) and the 1500 meters (4:55.98) at the Big Five Invite.

2012 Indoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a seventh place finish in the 800 meters ... Came in seventh in the preliminary heats at the conference meet with a time of 2:14.20 and held her spot in the finals with a time of 2:14.37 ... During the season came in 15th at the Penn State National (2:16.57) to earn her spot at the BIG EAST meet ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (2:20.92) ... Came in sixth in the 500 meters at the Penn State National (1:17.44) and finished in 30th place in the College section of the event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (1:17.28) ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Great Dane Classic, where Villanova finished in 12th place with a time of 4:02.21.

Villanova Soccer: Versatile player for the Wildcats over four years who played every position on the field ... Was mostly a defender for three years before moving to forward as a senior ... Four-year starter ... Played in 64 career games with 61 starts and registered totals of one goal, four assists and six points while taking 26 shots.

Gwynedd Mercy Academy: Earned four varsity letters in both soccer and track and received two letters in basketball ... As a track runner achieved all-state status three times and was a state champion in the 4x800 meter relay in both 2006 and 2008 ... Earned first team recognition in 2008 from the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Gwynedd Mercy won a state championship in 2006 ... Winner of five PIAA State Medals and nine PA District Medals ... Two-time team MVP and senior team captain ... Holds school records in the 200 meter dash (25.6 seconds, personal best) and 4x800 meter relay (9:04.35, personal best split of 2:13) ... Named to the all-state soccer team in 2006 and was a two-time league MVP in both 2006 and 2007 ... Four-time all-conference selection, three-time team MVP and two-time Philadelphia Inquirer first team honoree ... First team Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2006 and 2007 the 2008 Gwynedd Mercy Senior Athlete of the Year ... Led her team in scoring all four seasons and was a senior team captain ... Had single-season highs of 19 goals and 18 assists during her career and holds her school's all-time record with career marks of 59 goals and 74 assists ... In basketball was the MVP of the Lower Merion Classic in 2007 and was a team captain that year ... Earned `Academic Honors' in 2004 and 2005 and Accounting Honors in 2007.

Personal: Born 4/3/90 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. ... Youngest of four children of Michael and Andrea Ryan ... Siblings are Kieran (28), Terence (26) and Maura (22) ... Kieran played soccer at Mount St. Mary's from 2000-04 and was a midfielder ... Maura also played soccer and was a defender at Penn State, while also running on the cross country and track teams ... Majoring in Marketing.

PERSONAL BESTS

500 Meters            1:17.28             2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
800 Meters            2:10.99             2012 BIG EAST Championships
1500 Meters           4:55.98             2012 Big Five Invite

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                2011-12

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

800 Meters            7th                 2012 Indoor
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