UMass to challenge La Salle in search of sixth consecutive A-10 victory
UMass faces the Wildcats at Garber Field on Friday, Terriers two days later
UMass travels to Saint Joseph's on Friday, heads to Columbia for a Sunday contest
Minutewomen host a set of games on Garber Field during upcoming weekend
Minutewomen start 27th season of conference play on Sept. 26.
Rankin-Byrne With The U.S. National Program: Competed at the 2014 United States U21 Championship from June 22-25.
2014 - Redshirt-Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Made her first collegiate appearance as a reserve in the midfield and at forward against No. 1 Maryland (8/29) at the Nook in Lancaster, Pa.
2013 - Freshman: Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Redshirted the season to enter 2014 with four years of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Two-time NFHCA All-Region selection ... Participated in Futures Elite in 2011-12 ... Two-time all-state honoree (2011-12) ... Won a state championship with Lebanon High School in 2012 and finished her four-year scholastic career with a 61-2-1 record during regular season competition ... Ended the 2012 campaign with 57 points on 20 goals and 17 assists ... Produced 180 points over her four-year career at Lebanon via 59 goals and 64 assists ... Post-Star All-Region honoree in 2009-10 ... Also competed at the club level with Seacoast United ... Was an honor roll student at Lebanon and also participated in lacrosse.
Personal: Born on April 20, 1995 ... Daughter of Beverley Rankin and David Byrne ... Has two siblings, Matthew and Michael.
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