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Brian Byrne
Brian Byrne

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington Heights, Ill.

High School:
Buffalo Grove

Last College:
Lewis

Height:
6-0

Position:
GK

Club Team:
Elk Grove Arsenal


2008: Horizon League All-Tournament team selection...broke his own single-season record with 12 shutouts and a 0.61 goals-against average that ranked him 13th in the nation...set a new Loyola career shutouts record with 22 in two seasons...also owns the career goals-against average with a 0.65 mark...tallied a season-high seven saves in a 3-0 defeat of Bradley...concluded his career with four straight shutouts, Nov. 9-Nov. 21.

2007: Named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...earned Horizon League Player of the Week accolades (10/23)...also named to College Soccer News' National Team of the Week (10/23)...set a new single-season school record with 10 shutouts and a 0.69 goals against average...started in all 19 matches and played every minute of every match...posted a 10-5-4 record while recording 70 saves on the year...recorded his first shutout as a Rambler against Oral Roberts (9/9)...tallied a season-high seven saves in 3-0 victory over Green Bay (10/21)...notched six straight shutouts, Oct. 5-21, as the Ramblers went 5-0-1 in that stretch.

At Lewis: Appeared in and started five matches in 2006, posting a 3-1-1 mark with two shutouts, 26 saves and a 0.80 GAA...as a freshman at Lewis in 2005, earned Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors and was the recipient of Lewis' Delahanty Award for academic excellence among student-athletes...dean's list student...started all 16 matches in which he played in 2005, posting a 9-7 ledger to go with a 0.75 GAA...recorded a 1-0 shutout with a season-high eight saves at Mercyhurst in his collegiate debut...six of his seven losses were 1-0 decisions.

High School: Earned four varsity letters as a goalkeeper and forward...also lettered four years in track and field...as a senior, was team captain and was voted honorable mention all-state...helped Buffalo Grove to a 21-6-3 record and a second-place finish at the state tournament as a senior...in his final prep season, owned an 0.80 GAA and a school-record 14 shutouts...finished his career with a school-record 35 clean sheets...named Buffalo Grove's Most Inspirational Player as a senior and also captured Daily Herald All-Area, all-conference and all-sectional honors...was a Chicago Tribune Top 50 player...as a sophomore, posted single-season school records with a 0.56 GAA and 13 goals allowed...played club soccer for Elk Grove Arsenal, which finished third in the state in 2004.