|High School:||NC State|
2011 (Redshirt Senior): Played and started in 18 games to earn his second letter at UNCG … Named First Team All-Southern Conference and named to the NCCSIA All-State Team … Earned SoCon Academic Honor Roll honors … Finished tied for third on the team with three assists on the year … Handed out helpers against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 24), Furman (Oct. 1) and Elon (Oct. 28) … Tallied eight shots on the year.
2010 (Redshirt Junior): Named first-team All-Southern Conference in his first season after transferring from N.C. State … one of only three Spartans to start all 22 matches … took eight shots but did not score … helped lead a defense which produced seven shutouts, including five against SoCon opponents ... recorded season’s lone assist in 4-2 win over Wofford.
At NC State: Spent the last three seasons at NC State... earned his undergraduate degree at NC State and enrolled in graduate school at UNCG... missed all of 2007 with an injury an d was a starter the last two years... appeared in 18 matches with 16 starts as a redshirt freshman... finished his freshman year with eight points (2g, 4a), recording three of his four assists in the last three games... finished third on the team in scoring in 2009 with 13 points (5g, 3a)... appeared in 22 matches with 21 starts last season as the Wolfpack advanced to the NCAA tournament... had a goal and an assist in season-opening win against Winthrop... ACC All-Academic selection... played for the Carolina Dynamo this past summer.
High School: NCISAA all-state selection twice at Charlotte County Day… all-conference selection... Member of the ’88 North Carolina ODP 5 years, ODP Region Team 2002, 2004 and Super Y National Select Team 2005, 2006... North Carolina ODP National Championship semifinalist 2004 and member of the ODP National CO-Championship team in 2006… Played tournaments in Brazil, France, Germany and England... Trained at International Soccer Academy in Oakham, England, and IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Fla… Attended the 2006 Adidas Elite Soccer camp and selected to the all-star team... Played for the Triangle Futbol Club... Member of the National Junior Honor Society.
Personal: Kristopher Leach Byrd... born Dec. 14, 1988 in Richmond, Va... son of Harry and Kathleen Byrd... enrolled in the MBA program at UNCG’s Bryan School.
Points: 1, 4 times
Assists: 1, 4 times
Shots: 2, East Tennessee State -- Aug 31, 2011 ; Campbell -- Sep 22, 2010 ; Gardner-Webb -- Sep 24, 2011