June 16, 2011

Jordan Burke ’09 Named MLL Defensive Player of the Week

Providence, Rhode Island - Former Brown goalie Jordan Burke '09 has made an impact on the professional level and was named the Major League Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. At Brown, Burke was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year, the USILA Goalie of the Year, and a first team All-American while helping the Bears to an Ivy League title and NCAA Tournament appearance.

 

In leading the Boston Cannons to a 19-8 victory over the Long Island Lizards, Burke posted a career-high 24 saves and allowed just seven goals as the Cannons earned their second straight win. Named as the Bud Light Player of the Game, Burke made nine of his saves in the second quarter as the Cannons held Long Island scoreless for nearly 21 minutes while building a 9-4 lead they did not relinquish.

 

Burke's 24 saves are the most by any goalkeeper in the MLL this season.

 

Burke, who was making his second straight start, leads the MLL with a 9.53 goals against average and a .651 save percentage. In the last two games, the Brown graduate has posted a 9.50 goals against average while stopping 66.0 per cent of the shots he has faced.