|High School:||NC State|
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... taking graduate classes in business at UNCG's Bryan School.