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
Byrnes named a second team All-American at LSM; Grill and Richard on the third team
Seven Golden Eagles were honored by the BIG EAST on Tuesday
Pair earns weekly recognition for play in MU’s 9-8 victory over Georgetown
Marquette defensive midfielder Jacob Richard has a musical ear off the field, and an ability to play shutdown defense on it. Learn more about his talents on the piano, and what makes his position on the field unique.
Marquette's men's lacrosse team gets its inspiration from a special member of the team - eight-year-old Jakub West.
Marquette's men's lacrosse team is set to close out the 2013 season with a visit from Duke on Sunday, May 5 - hear the team's perspective on hosting a top-10 team, and thoughts on their first season.
2016 Season (Sr.): Team captain ... USILA Third Team All-American ... All-BIG EAST Second Team (only SSDM on any All-BIG EAST team) ... Marquette's primary short-stick defenisve midfielder ... Scored first goal of the season against Robert Morris on March 12 and picked up three ground balls ... Tied a program record he shared with two other players by grabbing nine ground balls in BIG EAST opner against Georgetown (March 26) ... Also scored a goal against the Hoyas and was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week on March 28 ... Scored a goal, caused a turnover and picked up five ground balls in an April 2 win over then-No. 5/6 Villanova, 11-3 ... Grabbed five ground balls in a 11-7 win over St. John's (April 9) ... Picked up four ground balls in a 7-8 overtime loss against No. 2/1 Notre Dame (April 13) ... Scored a goal and secured three ground balls in a 8-7 win over Providence (April 16) ... Scooped four ground balls in a loss to No. 13/16 Duke (April 22).
2015 Season (Jr.): Team captain ... Tallied a goal and picked up five ground balls in MU's 10-9 win at No. 18/16 Lehigh (Feb. 7) ... Tied a MU program record by picking up eight ground balls to help the Golden Eagles beat No. 17/19 Hofstra. Also registered an assist (Feb. 14) ... Posted a career-high nine ground balls in a win over Detroit (Feb. 27) ... Picked up three gbs and registered his second assist of the season in a win vs. Ohio State (March 1) ... Picked up five ground balls vs. Jacksonville (March 6) ... Scored his second goal of the year in a win over Mercer (March 8) ... Scored his third goal of the year, while grabbing three ground balls, in a win over St. John's (April 4) ... Tallied a goal and caused a turnover to help MU top Providence, 14-10 (April 11).
2014 Season (So.): Picked up four ground balls at Marist (March 1) and Jacksonville (March 8) ... Grabbed a career high eight ground balls in a win at Detroit (March 15) ... Appeared in all 16 games as a defensive midfielder ... Finished with a team-high 47 ground balls and caused 25 turnovers in 2014.
2013 Season (Fr.): Played in all 13 games ... Finished second on the team in groundballs won (31), including six against St. Joseph's.
Prior to Marquette: Four-year letterwinner at B. Reed High School ... Earned all-state recognition as a senior ... Was second team all-league as a sophomore, before earning a spot on the league's first team his junior year ... Recipient of league's Sportsman of the Year award in 2012 ... Member of the football, basketball and track teams at B. Reed High School.
Personal: Born on Sept. 17, 1993 in West Chester, Pa ... Son of David and Suzanne ... Has four brothers: Christopher, Timothy, Noah, and Joshua and two sisters, Bethany and Rebecca ... Major is marketing.
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