6 Rachel Byron
2010: Academic All-Mid-American Conference ... played in all 22 games of the season, starting each match ... scored two goals and recorded one assist for a total of five points ... netted both goals on penalty kicks, first at Butler on Sept. 3 and the second at Northern Illinois on Oct. 22 ... dished out lone assist Sept. 12 vs. Temple ... put three of her four shots on frame ... a mainstay in Miami's backfield, she helped pitch six shutouts ... played 1,773 minutes of action, including eight complete games.
2009: Academic All-MAC ... started all 21 games, one of just four players to do so ... tallied lone assist of season Oct. 29 in the regular-season finale vs. Ball State ... fired two shots on goal ... helped Miami pitch eight shutouts while patrolling the backfield ... played the entire game in 11 matches, including all 110 minutes Sep. 25 in a double-overtime draw with Buffalo ... totaled 1,722 minutes of playing time, which was third on the team.
2008: Appeared in 16 games, making five starts (three in MAC play) ... took seven shots on the season, including a season-high two Oct. 26 at Western Michigan, with three landing on goal ... totaled 561 minutes of playing time, playing the whole game (90 minutes) Sep. 28 at Central Michigan.
2007: Saw action in 17 games, starting two ... scored two goals and had one assist as a freshman, splitting time between the forward and midfielder positions ... scored first-career goal versus Central Michigan on Sept. 30, a 3-2 win ... netted next goal in the regular-season finale, a 1-0 loss at Ball State on Nov. 1 ... lone assist of the year came in a 2-1 win at Buffalo on Oct. 28 ... put 20 shots on goal for the season.
High School: High scorer freshman, sophomore, and junior years ... earned all-conference, all-district, and all-state honors ... all-conference MVP two years ... Northern Indiana co-player of the year (shared with her sister) ... helped lead her team win conference, sectional, and regional championships ... semi-state runners up (first time in school history) ... holds records for most goals scored in a game (5) and for most career assists (60) ... team captain for one year ... played in Indiana All-Star game and Michiana Sports Fest All Star Games ... was involved in National Honor Society ... graduated with over a 4.0 and received the Economics Medal of Excellence.
Personal: Born September 17, 1988 ... daughter of Pamela and Jim Byron ... majoring in exercise science.