Former MU men's lacrosse players are finding pro success in 2017
Liam Byrnes, B.J. Grill and Jacob Richard and current volunteer assistant Ryan Brown have been selected
Nicholas Eufrasio is the lone starter returning at close defense
Two former Golden Eagles picked in the fifth round
Byrnes named a second team All-American at LSM; Grill and Richard on the third team
Marquette's all-time leader in ground balls (218) and caused turnovers (102)
2016 Season (GS): Started in MU's season lidlifter, recording a shot and one groundball in a 9-7 victory (Feb. 20) ... Tallied a season-high nine ground balls, while also recording five caused turnovers and a shot on goal in a 13-5 win over Robert Morris (March 12) ... Recorded two ground balls, one caused turnover and a shot on goal in a 11-5 victory (March 19) ... Grabbed three ground balls and caused two turnovers in a 9-8 win against Georgetown (March 26) ... Snagged three ground balls and caused two turnovers in a 11-3 win against No. 5/6 Villanova (April 2) ... Scooped up eight ground balls and tallied an assist in a 7-8 overtime loss at 2/1 Notre Dame (April 13) ... Forced four turnovers and grabbed three ground balls in a 8-7 victory versus Providence (April 16).
2014 Season (R-So.): Earned Marquette's first ever BIG EAST Weekly Honor 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 ground balls 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 ground balls and led the team with 25 caused turnovers ... Also tallied two goals and one assist from the long stick midfielder position.
2013 Season (R-Fr.): Started all 13 games at defenseman ... Team leader in ground balls won (60), winning eight in three 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.
2012 Season: Used a redshirt year while practicing with the first-year Golden Eagles program, which did not play any games.
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 ... Graduated in May of 2015 from Marquette's College of Business with a bachelor's degree in finance ... Completing his final season of eligibility in 2016 while pursuing a master's degree in human resources.
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