Kyara Byner
Kyara  Byner


Franklin, Tenn.

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Gina Oliver Recaps 2016 Lacrosse Season


Kyara Byner Becomes First-Ever UC Lacrosse All-Region Honoree


Kyara Byner Named First Team All-BIG EAST


Bearcats Finish 2016 Season at Marquette

Watch live on the BIG EAST Digital Network via the FOX Sports GO app.


Bearcats Travel to Temple to Play Penultimate Game

Opening draw at 1 p.m. in Philadelphia.


Lacrosse 2016 Senior Memories

The six seniors on the UC lacrosse team share their favorite memories from their time as Bearcats.


Stetson & Presbyterian Preview

Lacrosse head coach Gina Oliver and senior defender Kyara Byner preview the 2016 opening weekend. UC visits Steston on Friday, Feb. 19, while traveling to Presbyterian on Sunday, Feb. 21.


RallyCats Visit Lacrosse Practice

The RallyCats student support group paid a visit to lacrosse practice on Thursday, Feb. 11.


Know Your Bearcats - Kyara Byner - Lacrosse


Cincinnati Lacrosse Take The Field Video

Lacrosse Intro Video



15 Bearcats Strong

2016: Became the first player in program history to earn IWLCA All-Region honors, as well as the school's first-ever first team All-BIG EAST selection ... Led the BIG EAST with 41 caused turnovers, good for an average of 2.41 per game which ranked eighth nationally ... Finished career with 98 career caused turnovers, most in program history ... Picked-up 96 ground balls during career, third all-time ... Led position players with 46 ground balls, fourth in the league ... Twice caused six turnovers in a game this season, first against Winthrop and later against No. 2 Florida ... Added five ground balls against the Gators ... Earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on March 1 after causing nine caused turnovers against Winthrop and Presbyterian ... Had three games with five caused turnovers.

2015: Started all 17 games on the year ... Recorded 36 caused turnovers, good for 2.12 per game which led the BIG EAST and ranked eighth nationally ... The 36 caused turnovers were a program record for a single season ... Also picked up 31 ground balls, tops on the team by a position player ... Caused five turnovers against both Vanderbilt and Marquette ... Caused four turnovers and added six ground balls in the win over Presbyterian ... Became program's all-time leader in career caused turnovers.

2014: Played in all 17 games, making 12 starts ... Posted a career-best four caused turnovers against UConn ... Recorded 21 caused turnovers and 26 ground balls on the year, first and second on the team, respectively ... Had three caused turnovers against Rutgers and in the season finale versus Georgetown ... Caused two turnovers in a game on four occasions ... Her 21 caused turnovers were the third-most in a season by a Bearcat, just one shy of tying the school record.

2013: Played in five games

High School: Four-year defender for Ensworth High School ... team won state championship her freshman year ... finished as state runner-up her senior year ... named all-region as a freshman ... earned all-region, all-tournament and All-America honors during her senior campaign.

Personal: Born November 1, 1993 ... daughter of Tina and Earnest Byner ... has three sisters, Adriana, Semeria, and Brandi ... father Earnest Byner is the running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a former running back for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens ... sister Brandi Byner plays on the Vanderbilt lacrosse team ... majoring in sports administration.