Proved a pleasant surprise after being switched to defense late last season ... adapted well to move and has bright future ahead as a defender after making name for herself in key Patriot League games keeping conference's top scorers in check ... should come into own getting vital seasoning this year playing as central or outside defender ... good size and quickness with tireless work ethic ... will figure prominently in Army's defensive scheme ... two-year letterwinner.
2004: Drew duty in 18 of 20 matches earning starting nod in final seven matches of season ... earned second collegiate career start and season's first start against Patriot League leader Colgate ... switched to defense and came through with standout performance drawing Raiders' nationally-ranked player and league's scoring leader ... did not allow freshman sensation a shot throughout 110 minutes in 1-1 double overtime tie ... effort earned league's weekly defensive honors ... held Lafayette's leading scorer to a single shot in 1-0 Army victory the following week ... Black Knights drew top-seeded Colgate in first round of tournament and again kept Raiders' leader in check, holding the league's top rookie to just two shots in double overtime draw ... seven of season-high 11 shots were on-goal.
2003: Appeared in 12 of 19 matches in reserve role in all but one in spelling injured starters ... drew duty in six of seven Patriot League matches ... registered first career start with lead cast against Colgate ... recorded first career assist in next game, setting up late insurance mark in 2-0 league win over Lafayette in final home match ... closed out year with five shots, three on goa
High School: An all-conference midfielder at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Va. ... earned similar honors lettering in track ... helped lead two different club teams to Virginia State Cup title ... member of Team America Elite that captured crown in 2000 and on the Northern Virginia Majestics squad that won the following year ... played past two years for the Vista United U-19 team that recently captured the WAGS Division.
Personal: Given name is Mary Erin Boyle ... born April 1, 1984 ... parents' names are Edward and Diane Boyle ... major is undeclared ... father is a 1973 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy ... majoring in Foreign Languages.