March 15, 2009
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown senior All-American goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) has been named the LAXnews National Collegiate Player of the Week following his 20 save performance in the Bears' 9-8 win over #13 UMass on Saturday. Burke has helped the 15th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team to a 4-1 record.
UMass shot early and often, but Burke was up to the challenge has he posted 20 saves including five in the fourth quarter. The Minutemen had multiple chances late in the game, but Burke made three saves in the final minute, and one in the final seconds, as UMass peppered him, but couldn't penetrate the Bears' goal.
Burke, the 2008 Ivy League and New England Player of the Year, was recently selected as candidates for the lacrosse division of the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for achievement in four areas of excellence: Classroom, Character, Community, and Competition.