No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013:
Started in all 17 appearances...Ranked eighth on the team with 26 ground balls...Tied for eighth in caused turnovers (6)...Collected a career-high of five ground balls in 16-7 win at Hofstra (4/27)...Earned two or more ground balls on seven occasions...Twice caused three turnovers in wins over Saint Joseph's (3/23) and Drexel (4/6).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012:
Appeared in 14 games and started three...Tied for fourth in caused turnovers (9)...Registered eight ground balls.
BEFORE PENN STATE: Three-year member of the Garden City High School boys' lacrosse team...Was a two-time state finalist (2010, 2011) and Long Island champion (2010, 2011)...Helped lead the squad to three straight Nassau County titles (2009-11)...As a senior, honored as an All-America finalist...Earned all-county and all-county academic honors as both a junior and senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Jim Burnside and Patricia Sharp...Has a sister, Julia...Majoring in business...Born Jan. 14, 1993.