Sep 12, 2012

Longwood Senior Kyra Byron named Big South Defensive Player of the Week

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

FARMVILLE, Va. --
Longwood University senior goalkeeper Kyra Byron|Richmond (Mills E. Godwin) has been named this week’s Big South Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player Of The Week for her efforts during a 1-0 shutout road victory at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on September 9.  She is Longwood’s second Big South Player of the Week (Lindsey Ottavio, Attacking, August 28) through the first four weeks of the season.  Byron posted six saves for the Lancers against the Retrievers with five of her saves in the second half, including four after Longwood had taken a one-goal advantage.  It was the third shutout in six matches this season for Byron, who now totals 10 shutouts in her career to rank sixth all-time.