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Byron  Knowles-Ramirez
21   Byron Knowles-Ramirez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Costa Rica

Last College:
Lubbock Christian University

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 166

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L


TULSA – Was a two-year letterwinner . . . started in 32 of 38 career games . . . had one goal and seven assists for nine points . . . transferred to Tulsa after playing two years for Lubbock Christian University.

SENIOR (2014) – Started in 13 of 19 games . . . scored a goal against USF . . . picked up assists vs. Oral Roberts, Temple and Cincinnati . . . attempted 12 shots . . . helped post shutouts over #3 Virginia, Missouri State, Memphis, Cincinnati, SMU and USF.

JUNIOR (2013) – Started in all 19 games . . . had four assists for four points . . . attempted 15 shots from his defender position . . . had two assists against FAU, and one each against UAB and South Carolina . . . helped post shutouts over Drake, SIU-Edwardsville, Valparaiso, Kentucky, FIU, FAU and New Mexico . . . was selected as TU’s “Man of the Match” against Creighton.

PRIOR TO TULSA – Played two seasons for Lubbock Christian University where he scored five goals and had nine assists for 19 points . . . played club soccer for Brujas FC and FC Dallas Academy . . . with FC Dallas, helped his team finish second in the finals for USSDA . . . with the Brujas FC, won back-to-back national championships in the U16 and U17, and was tabbed as the U17 Defender of the Year . . . was also a member of the Costa Rica National U17 team and played in three friendlies.

PERSONAL – An exercise and sports science major . . . born February 6, 1992 . . . son of Walter Knowles and Anabelle Ramirez . . . was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a junior.

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