Byrne, 23, scored seven goals for the Bayhawks in his first game as a professional, the most goals in a pro debut since at least 2010. The Hofstra product sparked a comeback for the Bayhawks after a 21-minute scoreless drought by scoring his first goal on the man advantage. Byrne also had a highlight-reel goal as he successfully scored a one-handed shot while falling to the turf off of an illegal check. Chesapeake selected Byrne with the No. 19 pick in the 2017 MLL Collegiate Draft.
Byrne joins Charlotte's John Crawley as the first two players to win Cascade Rookie of the Week honors this season.
|Week 7||John Crawley||CHA|
|Week 8||Josh Byrne||CHE|