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James Burke
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James  Burke

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Duxbury, Mass.

High School:
Duxbury

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 169

Position:
M

Birthdate:
03/31/1994

 

04/02/2015

Men's Lacrosse Faces First Big Ten Road Test

Penn State's game at Maryland will be its second nationally-televised game this season

03/29/2015

Men's Lacrosse Falls in First Big Ten Game, 10-8

The program's inaugural Big Ten game was the first ESPNU game at Penn State Lacrosse Field

03/27/2015

Men's Lacrosse Makes History on ESPNU Sunday

The contest is also the first in the quest for the Creator's Trophy

03/20/2015

Nittany Lions Take On No. 5/6 Denver Saturday

Denver holds the teams' series advantage, 4-2

03/13/2015

Penn State Visits Minutemen for Saturday Matinee

The Nittany Lions conclude their Massachusetts Spring Break at Massachusetts

03/04/2014

No. 9 Men's Lacrosse at No. 19 Ohio State (3/1/2014

The ninth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated Ohio State, 11-8, at the Horseshoe.

Photos by Steve LaCrosse

02/15/2014

No. 9 Penn State vs. No 12 Loyola (2/15/14)

No. 9 Penn State men's lacrosse fell to No. 12 Loyola on Feb. 15, 2014 at Holuba Hall, 12-11 (OT).

05/01/2013

Penn State Men's Lacrosse Beats UMass, 10-7, in CAA Semifinals

Penn State defeated UMass, 10-7, to earn a spot in the CAA Final in Happy Valley.

Photos by Steve Tressler

03/17/2013

Men's Lacrosse Wins at UMass (3/16/13)

Penn State defeated UMass, 7-5, in Amherst, Mass. (Photos by Steve LaCrosse)

02/17/2013

No. 15 Men's Lacrosse Downs No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville

No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.

2014 ALL-CAA SECOND TEAM
2013 ALL-CAA FRESHMAN TEAM

2015
Appeared in 11 contests as the team's top pole ... Scored a goal against Penn (2/28) and in the Big Ten Tournament game against Johns Hopkins (4/30), and dished out an assist against Ohio State (3/29) ... Caused a team-best 12 turnovers, three of which were recorded at UMass (3/14) and a pair each in the Big Ten Tournament game and at Michigan (4/25) ... Collected 34 ground balls, picking up five each in back-to-back contests against UMass and Denver (3/21) ... Took four shots on the year: against Penn, Harvard (3/7), the Buckeyes, Rutgers (4/19) and the Blue Jays.

2014
Appeared in 13 games, starting eight ... Notched 14 caused turnovers ... 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.

2013
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.

PERSONAL
James Kilduff Burke was born March 31, 1994 in Duxbury, Massachusetts ... Parents are Jim and Chris Burke ... Has two younger brother Brendan and Brady ... Majoring in communication arts and sciences.

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."

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