UND Roster

2008-09 Women's Lacrosse Roster

#4 Jillian Byers


Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Northport, NY
High School Northport


  • Closed her Irish career as the program’s all-time leader in goals (262), points (336) and draw controls (154).
  • Her totals in both goals and points still stand as the program’s all-time mark.
  • 2009 First Team IWLCA All-American
  • 2009 First Team Womenslacrosse.com All-American
  • 2008 Second Team IWLCA All-American
  • 2008 Second Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-American
  • 2008 Third Team Womenslacrosse.com All-American
  • 2007 Second Team IWLCA All-American
  • 2007 Third Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-American
  • 2007 Third Team Womenslacrosse.com All-American
  • 2006 Second Team IWLCA All-American
  • 2006 Third Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-American
  • 2006 Second Team Womenslacrosse.com All-American
    • Became the first freshman in program history to earn All-American honors in 2006.

AS A SENIOR: Set the program record with 83 goals and notched 111 points, which stands as the second highest mark in Irish history … Also led the Irish with 55 draw controls … A Top-Five Finalist for the 2009 Tewaaraton Award … Named a First Team IWLCA All-American, First Team Womenslacrosse.com All-American and Second Team IWLCA All-American … First Team IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region … Named Big East Attacker of the Year and First Team All-Big East … Named the Notre Dame National Monogram Club’s Most Valuable Player .. Selected to participate in the 2009 North/South Senior All-Star Game.

AS A JUNIOR: Paced Notre Dame with 67 goals, 81 points and 52 draw controls … earned Second Team IWLCA All-American, Second Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-American and 2008 Third Team Womenslacrosse.com All-American accolades … Named a 2008 Tewaaraton Award nominee … First Team IWLCA All-West/Midwest All-Region … First Team All-Big East.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Led the Irish with 58 goals and 66 points … named a Third Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-American and Third Team Womenslacrosse.com All-American … First Team IWLC All-West/Midwest Region … First Team All-Big East.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played and started all 19 games in her freshman year … set Irish freshman records for goals (54), assists (24) and points (78) in a season … added 23 ground balls, 30 draw controls and 15 caused turnovers … led the Irish with four game-winning goals … goal and point totals were second-best single-season totals in program[apos]s history behind Crysti Foote[apos]s 74 goals and 114 points … selected first team all-BIG EAST … first team IWLCA all-region team selection … chosen second team IWLCA and womenslacrosse.com All-American … was a third team selection by Inside Lacrosse Magazine … had an 18-game point streak (54g, 24a) snapped in the NCAA semifinal game with Dartmouth … had 18 games with two or more points and 16 games with two or more goals … started her collegiate career with a seven-point game (5g, 2a) in win at California … followed that with five goals, including game winner in overtime, and one assist in 12-11 win at Stanford … selected womenslacrosse.com player of the week and rookie of the week for Feb. 26 …had three goals and two assists in 18-6 win over Ohio … added two goals and one assist in 17-15 win over Cornell … had career-high nine-point game (5g, 4a) in 20-4 win over Lehigh … scored three goals in wins over James Madison and Loyola … scored twice in 21-12 loss to Northwestern …scored twice in 18-2 win over Canisius … had three goals and one assist in 13-9 win at Connecticut … racked up three assists as Irish defeated Ohio State, 13-6 … scored twice in 11-10 loss at Duke and followed with three goals and one assist in 11-10 loss at Georgetown … recorded three goals, including game winner, with two assists in 13-8 win at Rutgers … held to a season-low two points (two assists) in 11-10 win over Syracuse … had a season-high six goals, including last second game winner in 12-11 win against Vanderbilt … had seven goals and four assists for 11 points in three NCAA tournament games … scored four goals with two assists in 16-8 win versus Cornell … followed with three goals and two assists in 12-9 win over Georgetown … was held off the scoresheet in the semifinal loss to Dartmouth.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout in soccer, basketball and lacrosse at Northport High School … earned 12 letters (four in each sport) during her high school career … led all three teams to Suffolk County League titles all four years at Northport … team captain of soccer and lacrosse teams as a senior … team MVP in soccer as a senior and three-time team MVP in lacrosse (2003-05) … three-time all-conference selection in each sport … was selected Newsday all-Long Island in basketball (2005), soccer (2004) and lacrosse (2004, 2005) … all-state selection in basketball as a senior and as a sophomore and junior in lacrosse … set Long Island record for goals in a season (119) in 2004 and New York state record for assists in a year (59) … for career, had 282 goals and 133 assists for 415 points … two-time All-American in lacrosse (2004, 2005) … was a lacrosse academic all-American in 2005 … was a 12-time New York state scholar-athlete team award winner … winner of the ‘Butch Dellecave’ Award as the outstanding female athlete in Suffolk County … won the Northport High School Outstanding Senior Athlete Award … named by Inside Lacrosse magazine as one of 10 ‘Blue Chip’ recruits nationally … participated in the Empire State Games in 2003 and 2004, winning gold medal in `03 and silver in `04 … played in two U.S. Lacrosse Association national tournaments, finishing as top scorer on New York 2 in 2003 and New York 1 in 2004 … lost national title to Mid-Atlantic 2 in `04, a team that featured current Irish teammates Shannon Burke and Mary Veith … full name is Jillian Ashley Byers … daughter of John and Allison Byers … has three brothers … born Aug. 3, 1987 in Huntington, N.Y. … a Film, Television and Theatre major at Notre Dame.