55 Anne O'Byrne
55 Anne O'Byrne
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr
Hometown: Newbury, N.H.
High School: Proctor Academy
Position: GK

The O'Byrne File

2012: Started all 17 games ... Posted a 7-10 record … Had a 2.39 goals against average and a .699 save percentage … Made 86 saves over 1083:18 minutes … Had 1.3 shutouts on the season …  

2011: Did not appear in any games …

2010: Played in one game … Recorded 9:50 minutes of action in a 2-1 win over Nichols (10/5) …

2009: Played in one game … Recorded 4:22 minutes of action … Made her collegiate debut in relief of a 4-0 win at Bryn Mawr (9/19) …

Before Mount Holyoke: Four-year member of field hockey team … Captain … Two-time Coaches Award recipient … Member of the lacrosse team for one season …

Personal: Politics major … Daughter of Deborah and Thomas O’Byrne.

Getting to Know Anne

  • Why did you choose to attend Mount Holyoke? - Because I liked the way the Field Hockey program, Coach and team were represented and what they stood for. Also, I knew that if I wanted to play Field Hockey that MHC was going to give me the opportunity to do that while still getting a really great education.  
  • What do you like best about Mount Holyoke? - I like that I get challenged in every aspect of my life and that I have made amazing life long friends.  
  • Favorite Sports Movie - Miracle  
  • Best Sporting Event Ever Attended - NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship  
  • Favorite Pro Sports Team - Tampa Bay Buccaneers or New York Giants  
  • Favorite TV Show - Law and Order SVU or Friends  
  • Favorite Athlete(s) - Mike Eruzione or Amy Tran  
  • Childhood Idol - I really looked up to my sister, but I wouldn't necessarily call her my idol 
  • Hobbies - Field Hockey, Tag Football, Dancing and pretty much anything that involves good friends!
  • Best Concert You Ever Attended - Rihanna
  • Magazine Cover You'd Like to Be On - Shape 
  • Most Famous Person Ever Met - Steven Tyler 
  • Person You'd Like to Have Dinner With - Ellen Degeneres 
  • Most Prized Possession - My fuzzy blankets, that I have in multiple colors. 
  • Place You'd Like to Visit - Italy and Greece 
  • First Memory of Your Sport - Getting picked for the "A" team in middle school and knowing I wanted to play all through college! 
  • Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics - Beating MIT and Springfield in overtime! 
  • Pre-Game Rituals - I wear the same shorts and T-shirt to every game and braid my hair the same way. I also listen to music with Steph P on the bus to get pumped up. 
  • Best Advice From a Coach - To know your role and never have a "woe is me" attitude. We have to win together and lose together; there is no use in begrudging a teammate that out works you work harder. 
  • If You Had $1 Billion Dollars You Would - I would portion it out for charity, family and investments. I'd like to make it last and do as much good with it as possible. 
  • Career Aspirations - Not positive yet, but I'd like to do something with activism or civil rights policies.