Men's Lacrosse

Liam Byrnes
21

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
West Islip, N.Y.

High School:
West Islip

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
LSM

Liam  Byrnes

05/03/2016

Byrnes is the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year

Seven Golden Eagles were honored by the BIG EAST on Tuesday

04/18/2016

Byrnes Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week

MU moved up in both polls Monday and is 10th in the latest NCAA RPI rankings

03/14/2016

Byrnes and Gately on BIG EAST Honor Roll

Pair honored after Marquette’s 13-5 win over Robert Morris

12/10/2015

Byrnes and Grill are Preseason Third Team All-Americans

Pair of MU graduate students honored as Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans

04/13/2015

Liam Byrnes Earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week

Byrnes earns second BIG EAST weekly mention and Blaine Fleming earns first honor

Honors and Awards:

2016-
BIG EAST Preseason Co-Defensive Player of the Year
All-BIG EAST Preseason Team (unanimous)
Inside Lacrosse Midseason Second Team All-American
Inside Lacrosse
Faceoff Yearbook Preseason Third Team All-American
Major League Lacrosse third round draft pick (No. 21 Florida Launch)
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (March 14)
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (April 18)
NCAA National Defensive Player of the Week (April 20)
Team Captain

2015-
All-BIG EAST First Team (unanimous)
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (April 13)
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (March 2)
All-BIG EAST Preseason Team (unanimous selection)
Team Captain

2014-
All-BIG EAST Second Team
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (April 21)
BIG EAST Honor Roll (Feb. 17)

Marquette's all-time leader in ground balls and caused turnovers


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).

2015 Season (R-Jr.):
Team captain ... Ended the season with an MU record 26 caused turnovers to go along with 52 ground balls ... Scored a total of four goals and added a pair of assists on the year ... Notched a game-high six ground balls in 10-9 win at No. 18/16 Lehigh (Feb. 7) ... Scored his first goal of the year in a win over No. 17/19 Hofstra (Feb. 14).... Tied a season high with six ground balls and caused two turnovers as MU defeated Richmond 11-10 in OT (Feb. 22) ... Picked up four ground balls and caused three turnovers vs. Detroit (Feb. 27) ... Entered into the starting lineup for the first time on defense vs. Ohio State and scored a transition goal, picked up two ground balls, and caused four turnovers to help MU come from behind and win 10-9 (March 1) .... Named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll for his performance as the Midwest Lacrosse Classic (March 2) ... Picked up five ground balls at Georgetown (March 31) ... Grabbed three ground balls and caused two turnovers at Bellarmine (March 31) ... Scored his third goal of the year in a win over St. John's, while also causing two turnovers (April 4) ... Scored his fourth goal and snagged five ground balls at No. 1/1 Notre Dame (April 7) ... Dished out two assists in a road win at Providence, while also grabbing six ground balls and forcing three turnovers (April 11).

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 ... Enrolled in MU's MBA program while using his final season of eligibility in 2015-16.

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