April 28, 2009

Jordan Burke Named Ivy League and New England Player of the Week

April 28, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown senior All-American Jordan Burke (Potomac, Md.), the 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year, was named the Ivy League and New England Player of the Week after leading #10 Brown to an 11-9 win over #2 Cornell, sending the Big Red to their first Ivy loss of the season.

The victory gave Brown a chance to win the Ivy League Championship this weekend if the Bears can win at Princeton on Saturday. The Bears have posted a 12-2 overall record, just one win off the school record, including a 4-1 Ivy League mark.

Burke was spectacular in the fourth quarter, making seven of his 18 saves in the final 15 minutes. After Brown grabbed a two-goal lead in the fourth quarter with 3:58 remaining, Burke literally took over the game and kept the Big Red at bay. During a 30-second man-up opportunity with 2:17 remaining, Burke stopped four Cornell shots, including one on a Max Seibald attempt with 2:20 left, to hold the two-goal advantage for the Bears. Following Burkes' fourth save during this span, the Bears came up with the ground ball and raced down the other way and scored to grab an 11-8 advantage.

Burke, a second team USILA All-American a year ago, leads the Ivy League in saves per game (12.57) and save percentage (.629). He has also posted a 7.51 goals against average, sixth best in the nation.