|Hometown:||West Hartford, Conn.|
|High School:||Loomis Chaffee School|
Byrne's Career Stats
2015 (Senior): Earned Ivy League Honorable Mention recognition…Started all 14 games…Finished second on the team in goals (21) and points (24), while third in assists (3)…Led the team with 46 draw controls, finishing sixth in the Ivy League. Her 24 draws in Ivy League games ranked as the second most among conference players…Scored multiple goals in seven games, including a four-goal contest at home against Harvard on April 1…Scored three goals against Vermont (March 18), Penn (March 21) and Cornell (April 4)…Her nine free-position goals (9-25) were the third most by any Ivy player this season…Tied for third on the team with 10 caused turnovers.
2014 (Junior): Played in all 14 games, making 11 starts…Was third on the team in scoring with 35 points, while second in goals with a career-high 30…Her five assists were also a career high…Was named the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week…Scored 16 goals in the first four games of the season, including a six-goal, eight-point effort at home against UConn in a 14-11 win on Feb. 26… Set up Lindsey Allard for the game-winning goal at Harvard on April 25 to cap the comeback and wrap-up the season on a high note… Ended the season with 10 goals and 12 points in the final five games.
Played in 18 games, making 14 starts…Finished third on the team in scoring with 29 points on 26 goals and three assists…became just the second player in program history with consecutive NCAA tournament games with at least four goals after reaching the mark against Boston College (first round) and Syracuse (second round)…Appeared in all seven Ivy League games, making five starts and finishing third on the Big Green with 14 points on 12 goals and two helpers…Her 29 total goals ranked third on the team…Had nine multi-goal games, including three of three or more…Scored the game-winning goal with 13.8 seconds left against Brown on March 30...Tied for second on the team with two game-winning goals… Was 8-for-14 on the free-position shot.
Appeared in three games...Scored one goal and added one assist for two points, with both coming as part of Dartmouth's 21-4 victory over nonconference foe Niagara at home on April 16...Added two ground balls and one draw control against the Purple Eagles that afternoon...Her first career ground ball came against Columbia on March 24.
Comes to Dartmouth from Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn. ... A four-year member of the women's lacrosse team...Also played four years as a member of the women's ice hockey team, including serving as an assistant captain her senior season...Played two years of varsity soccer...As a member of the lacrosse team, she helped to win four-straight New England Div. I Founders League Championships (2008-11) and compile an overall record of 55-4 in that time...An honorable mention all-American her senior season...As a junior and sophomore was named to the All-New England Women's Lacrosse First Team...A four-time USA Hockey National Camp Selection...Captain of the Connecticut Polar Bears ice hockey team in 2010-11...Recipient of the Loomis Chaffee Outstanding Female Athlete Award as a junior in 2010...Honored by Loomis Chaffee with the Senior Leader award in 2011.
Daughter of Thomas and Nancy Byrne...A native of West Hartford, Conn. ...Has three brothers and one sister...Father, Thomas, played four years of tennis at St. Lawrence University, serving as captain during his time...Distant cousin, William Ashley '46, was a member of the Dartmouth ski team...Major is undecided.
What drew you to the Dartmouth Lacrosse Program?
The Dartmouth Lacrosse Program has historically been known as a program that successfully competes with the ivies while also being a contender against the scholarship school. Dartmouth itself is an amazing place and it is an absolute privilege to be able to study there. That being said it’s hard to not to be drawn to a program that is successful while also being part of such a great school.
What is your favorite Dartmouth Lacrosse moment?
Winning the Ivy Tournament freshman year and our NCAA win against BC are definitely up there but it’s the off the field things have been my favorite. Our pregame meal before our second round game against Syracuse when Szaf broke out her guitar (yes she had brought a guitar) and brought us all to tears is one of my favorite experiences with the team.
As a little kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
An astronaut. The dream lives on.
Do you have a pre-game ritual you have to do?
I get to see our trainer, Nicole with plenty of time to complete two mad libs and then I get back to the locker-room just in time to watch Holly Foster dance and sing for a solid ten minutes.
What is the best part about a Dartmouth Lacrosse road trip?
The constant presence of food is a huge positive. It’s also entertaining suck the whole team into games of Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Heads Up.