No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
2014 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
Made nine starts ... Picked up seven ground balls: one against Michigan (2/8), two at Notre Dame (2/22) ... Caused seven turnovers, the fourth most on the team, and two of which came in the season opener against Michigan (2/8) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Started in all 17 appearances ... 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).
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 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.
Born on Jan. 14, 1993 ... Parents are Jim Burnside and Patricia Sharp ... Has a sister, Julia ... Majoring in business.