May 27, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown junior goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) was rewarded for his spectacular 2008 season by being named a second team All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Burke helped the Bears to an 11-3 record and their first Ivy League Championship since 1995.
"The Brown Lacrosse staff, men, parents, alumni and fans are all ecstatic over the national recognition bestowed upon Jordan for his play in the goal," said Brown head coach Lars Tiffany. "While there are many great goalies in the country, Jordan competed at a stratospheric level all year and led our team to an Ivy League Title. The 2008 team discovered success due to passion, commitment to each other and outstanding goalie play from Jordan."
The Ivy League Player of the Year and a finalist for the Tewaarton Award as the Nation's top player, Burke led the nation with an outstanding save percentage of .674, and ranked second in the nation with a 6.43 goals against average.
Burke, Brown's first All-American since 2003, was a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection and earned All-New England honors. A COE/Business Economics concentrator, Burke was also named Brown's Male Athlete of the Year, earning the Fritz Pollard '19 Trophy.
Brown, the number one ranked team in New England, won 10 of its last 11 games to finish 13th nationally in the final USILA coaches poll, with just six teams in the nation winning more games than the Bears.