May 28, 2009
The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically, and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee chooses an overall team representing Divisions I, II and III, and they are recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet.
Both Burke and Williams helped the 11th-ranked Bears to a 12-4 overall record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, before dropping an 12-11 overtime decision to Johns Hopkins in the NCAA first round.
A US History concentrator, Williams was a first team All-New England selection and an honorable mention All-Ivy choice. A midfielder, Williams was Brown's fifth leading scorer with 32 points (18 goals, 14 assists). He scored three goals and an assist in Brown's win over Providence and registered a hat-trick in Brown's victory over Denver.
Burke was named the USILA National Goalie of the Year, a first team All-American, and the Ivy League and New England Player of the Year. A commerce, Organization and Entrepreneurship concentrator, Burke was also a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award and the Tewaarton Award as the national player of the year.