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
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.
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.
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, 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."