Men's Lacrosse

Liam Byrnes
21

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
West Islip, N.Y.

High School:
West Islip

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
LSM

Liam Byrnes

2014 Season: Earned Marquette's first ever BIG EAST weekly roll mention following a 11-9 win at Hofstra, where he notched five ground balls and caused four turnovers (Feb. 15) ... Scored his first goal of the year with a long pole at Detroit (March 15) ... Moved to "On the cusp" of the Division I long pole career scoring list after scoring his second goal of the year at Rutgers (March 29) ... He is one of two underclassman to appear on this national list ... Picked up a team-high five groundballs and caused three turnovers in a 11-10 (OT) win over Georgetown and named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his performance (April 19) ... Picked up three groundballs and caused a team-high two turnovers in MU's first postseason appearance in a loss to Villanova in the BIG EAST tournament semifinals (May 1) ... Named to the 2014 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team for his performance ... Named to Second Team All-BIG EAST (April 29) ... Finished 2014 second on the team with 46 groundballs and led the team with 25 caused turnovers ... Also tallied two goals and one assist from the long stick midfielder position.

2013 Season: Started all 13 games at defenseman ... Team leader in ground balls won (60), winning eight in 3 different games ... Team leader in caused turnovers, forcing 18; including three against Georgetown and Duke ... Forced a turnover in 10 of 13 games played ... Fifth on the team in assists, recording two in a win against High Point.

Prior to Marquette: Lettered at West Islip High School ... Helped the Lions win the Class A New York State championship in 2010 and the Suffolk County title in 2011 ... Was an all-county selection his senior year.

Personal: Born on April 19, 1993 ... Son of Robert and Donna Byrnes ... Has a sister, Erin ... Majoring in finance.

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