#21 Shannon Burke
Four-time monogram winner for the Irish who was recognized as one of the top defensive players in the nation during her senior year … teamed with Jillian Byers to serve as team captains in 2009 … extremely competitive player who plays at the highest level … selected first team all-BIG EAST as a senior and first team IWLCA All-American for the 2009 campaign … played in 70 career games at Notre Dame, making 57 starts … scored 11 goals with seven assists for 18 points … ranks third all-time in ground balls (139), third in draw controls (124) and second with 106 caused turnovers … won the team[apos]s 2002 Award as Notre Dame[apos]s top defensive player in her final season.
AS A SENIOR: Started all 21 games for the Irish … scored three goals with four assists for seven points from her defensive position … led the team with 60 ground balls, was fifth with 34 draw controls and tops on the squad with 44 caused turnovers … recorded ground balls in 18 of 21 games, setting personal bests with six versus Cincinnati (4/3) and Cornell (5/2) … caused turnovers in 18 of 21 games with a career-best six at Cornell on May 2 … had two games with two points (1g, 1a) versus Duquesne (2/14) and Dartmouth (3/3) … third goal of the season came in 14-12 loss to Georgetown on March 27 … selected to BIG EAST all-tournament team after getting five ground balls, three draw controls and eight caused turnovers in wins over Syracuse and Georgetown … selected womenslacrosse.com defensive player of the week (April 28), following BIG EAST win … chosen first team All-BIG EAST, first team IWLCA all-West/Midwest region and first team IWLCA All-American for the 2009 campaign … selected as the winner of the team[apos]s 2002 Award that honors the top defensive player on the team.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 19 games for the Irish, making 17 starts … scored eight goals with three assists for 11 points, the first goals and assists of her career …was second on the team with 33 ground balls and 51 draw controls … led the Irish with 32 caused turnovers … broke Notre Dame[apos]s single season mark for draw controls (50 by Kaki Orr in 2007) along with Jillian Byers (52) … scored goals in seven of team[apos]s 19 games, highlighted by a two-goal effort against Delaware (3/13) … had second, two-point game of career with two assists in NCAA tourney game versus Northwestern (5/11) … had 10 games with two or more ground balls … had a season-high five ground balls in overtime loss to Syracuse (3/16) … helped set the tone on draw controls with 13 games of two or more … set career bests with seven draw controls in 14-13 win at Hofstra (3/25) and 10-8 win at Georgetown (4/12) … had two or more caused turnovers in 11 of the team[apos]s 19 games … recorded a career-best five caused turnovers in April 16 loss to Vanderbilt … named the BIG EAST defensive player of the week for the week of April 19 … had a goal and an assist along with four ground balls, seven draw controls and five caused turnovers in a loss to Vanderbilt and a win versus Rutgers.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 16 of the team[apos]s 17 games, making 15 starts … was third on the team in ground balls with 32 and draw controls with 27 … fourth overall in caused turnovers with 16 … made just five turnovers of her own on the year … had nine games with two or more ground balls and eight games with two or more draw controls … had at least one caused turnover in 11 of the 16 games she played and two games with three or more … had three draw controls in 12-11 triple overtime game at Stanford … had three ground balls and a career-high four caused turnovers in 18-10 loss to Northwestern … had three ground balls and four draw controls in win at Canisius … grabbed four ground balls in win over Yale … had second, four draw control game in loss at Syracuse … recorded four ground balls and one draw control in 15-7 win over Duquesne … won three draw controls in 20-10 loss to Duke … had career-high five ground balls in regular-season ending loss to Rutgers … had two draw controls and one caused turnover in BIG EAST Tournament loss to Georgetown.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 14 games, making four starts … recorded 14 ground balls, 12 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers … started four of team[apos]s last five games, including three NCAA tournament games … had four games with two or more ground balls, including a career-best three in the 18-6 win versus Ohio … had season-high four draw controls in the NCAA tournament win against Georgetown … had four games with two or more caused turnovers, getting a season-high of three in the 18-2 win against Canisius.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Roland Park Country School … four-year letter winner in field hockey and basketball … won three letters in lacrosse … as a senior, served as team captain in field hockey and basketball … helped field hockey team win conference championships in 2002 and 2004 … honorable mention all-state in field hockey in 2003 … was a two-time team MVP in lacrosse as a junior and senior … won team[apos]s defensive awards as a junior and senior …. won school[apos]s outstanding performance in lacrosse award in 2005 … selected all-metro and all-state in 2004 and 2005 in lacrosse … was the Baltimore Messenger[apos]s player of the year in lacrosse in 2004 and 2005 … member of the Skywalkers `05 Club Team and helped the Mid-Atlantic 1 team, along with former Irish teammate, Mary Veith, to the U.S. Lacrosse Association[apos]s 2004 national championship, defeating former teammate Jillian Byers[apos] New York 1 squad … full name is Shannon Lynden Burke … daughter of Christopher and Lynden Burke … has a twin sister and a brother … born March 22, 1987 in Baltimore, Md. … graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in sociology … hired as an assistant women[apos]s lacrosse coach at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.
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