Jenna Byrne leaves an unforgettable mark on Rutgers women’s lacrosse
Coming into the 2023 campaign, Jenna Byrne was looking to leave her mark on Rutgers. The Florida native was entering her senior season and has been a productive player since making her debut in 2020. Over the last few months, she has once again been one of the Scarlet Knights’ primary weapons on offense and critical to their success.
In 15 games, Byrne only recorded 26 points but still set career highs in a few categories, including assists with 22. While her shooting percentage was down, Bryne finished third on Rutgers in points and second in assists. Down the stretch, she was a points machine.
As the regular season ended, the Benjamin High School product had three goals and eight assists in her final four games. During that stretch, the Scarlet Knights went 3-1, and they scored more than ten goals three times. With Byrne at her best, they were hard to stop.
Jenna Byrne gives us our first lead with this highlight goal! pic.twitter.com/DTWvdPY5jd
— Rutgers Women's Lacrosse (@rutgers_wlax) April 20, 2023
With the Big Ten tournament set to start in two days, Byrne has found her scoring touch at the perfect time. The Scarlet Knights will face the number three seed James Madison to start the tournament, and Bryne will be looking to continue her hot stretch.
6:52-Q1 | Jenna Byrne's assist on this Cassidy Spilis goal is her 💯th career point!
RU 2, SBU 1#BxB🧱 | #GoRU pic.twitter.com/D5wLbnVWhw
— Rutgers Women's Lacrosse (@rutgers_wlax) April 12, 2023
Regardless of the outcome, Byrne has provided a reminder of her value. In 60 games for Rutgers, she recorded 109 points while starting 33 games on attack. Those numbers will not be easy to replace, and her impact goes beyond the scoresheet. However, before the whistle on her career is blown, the Scarlet Knights still have some unfished business which starts on Saturday in Baltimore.