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Susan Byrne
Susan Byrne

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dublin, Ireland

High School:
St. Joseph's

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

As A Junior In 2006: Started 14 games as a defender and was named the winner of the Marianne Viscovich-Powderly Memorial Award (presented annually to the outstanding member of the women's soccer team whose courage, leadership qualities and love of the game inspires her teammates) for the 2006 season ... scored the game-tying goal at Pittsburgh (Sept. 22) ... volleyed a loose ball into the back of the net with less than 10 minutes left in the game vs. the Panthers to give St. John's an important road tie and a point in the BIG EAST standings ... had an assist during the regular-season against Seton Hall (Oct. 13) ... re-served the ball back into the penalty box and found Vaila Barsley, who headed it home.

As A Sophomore In 2005: Started 15 games as a defender for the Red Storm ... played complete games in all but one of those contests ... had two shots on the year, one on goal ...came back from a mid-year injury to consistently anchor the St. John's defense.

As A Freshman In 2004: Played for the Irish National Team in the World Cup Qualifying rounds during the summer of 2005 ... joined the team late during the 2004 season ... scored her first collegiate goal in her St. John's debut, knocking in a header just moments after checking in vs. Wagner (Sept. 12) ... tallied the game-winning goal in St. John's must-win game at Providence (Oct. 24) ... that goal catapulted the Red Storm to its fourth-straight BIG EAST Tournament appearance.

Before St. John's: Named to Ireland's Full National Team in 2004 ... was a member of the Irish Under-17 Olympic Squad where she competed in Olympic qualifying rounds in Paris, France, in 2003 ... played club soccer for the St. James Gate Senior women's team ... was named St. James' 2002 Player of the Year.

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