No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
2013 ALL-CAA FRESHMAN TEAM
Appeared in 13 games, starting eight ... Caused five turnovers against Villanova (3/29), a single game high on the team ... Caused three against Loyola (2/15) ... Second on the team in caused turnovers (14) ... Collected 29 ground balls, placing him fourth on the team ... Recorded two shots ... Notched career-high 29 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers.
Appeared in 17 games ... Finished the season with 27 ground balls and six caused turnovers ... Collected two or more ground balls on 10 occasions with season high of three ground balls against Binghamton (3/19), Villanova (3/30), Towson (4/13), Delaware (4/20) and Yale (5/11) ... Knocked away a season-high two turnovers at Bucknell (3/26).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Lettered all four years at Duxbury High school, helping DHS to three state championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012 ... Earned Boston Herald's Massachusetts Player of the Year senior year en route to a 21-2 record ... Named Patriot League's Midfielder of the Year ... Played five years of club lacrosse for Laxachusetts.
James Kilduff Burke was born March 31, 1994 in Duxbury, Mass. ... Parents are Jim and Chris Burke ... Has two younger brother Brendan and Brady ... Anticipates majoring in business management.
QUOTING BURKE ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the coaching staff along with what Penn State offers academically was a perfect fit for me."