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Lauren Burke
Lauren  Burke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Severna Park, Md.

High School:
Severna Park

Height:
5-10

Position:
D


PENN STATE CAREER
2008 (Junior): Named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll...Came of the bench to play in five games...Scored second career goal in 19-4 victory against Cincinnati (4/18)... Tallied five grounds balls, one caused turnover and three draw controls.

2007 (Sophomore): Received a medical redshirt after suffering a knee injury in the preseason.

2006 (Freshman): Named to ALC Academic Honor Roll...Saw action in four games...Scored first career goal in 19-5 victory over Bucknell (3/7)...Tallied one ground ball and forced one turnover.

HIGH SCHOOL
Led the Severna Park H.S. Falcons in scoring as a sophomore...Named Second Team Coaches All-County as a junior ...Received Honorable Mention All-America honors and was named First Team Coaches All-County as a senior...Named First Team All-County by the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post and The Capital as a senior...Received second team All-Met accolades from the Washington Post as a senior... Won county championships in 2003 and 2005...Earned four varsity letters (lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track)...Won a field hockey state championship in 2003...A two-time Academic All-American...A National Honor Society member.

BACKGROUND
Born Lauren Elizabeth Burke on February 19, 1987 to parents Kevin and Carol...Goes by either Lauren or Lizzie...Has two older siblings, Joe and Kristen...Mother, Carol, and both siblings, Joe and Kristen, attended Penn State in addition to grandfather, Charles Prosser, who played basketball for the Nittany Lions...Father, Kevin, played basketball at Penn State as well as baseball (1972-1975)...Sister, Kristen, was on Penn State's lacrosse team from 2002-2005.

QUOTING COACH ISIDOR
"Lizzie is a great communicator on the field and is an excellent team player. Her knowledge of the defense will help our younger players throughout the season."

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