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Jordan Burke

School

Brown

Position
Goalie
Major
Commerce, Organization and Entrepreneurship/Business Economics
SV%
.623
GAA
7.71
Jordan Burke

Classroom

Jordan has posted a 3.39 grade point average while serving as a teaching Assistant for an engineering class. He will graduate in May 2009 in hopes of pursuing a career in Education and Sports Marketing. During the summer of 2007, he studied abroad in Italy.

Character

According to head coach Lars Tiffany, Jordan has, “astronomical readings on the mental and emotional toughness chart! The man wants the pressure – he wants the game to rest on his shoulders. And he has earned his success and honors – Jordan wants to be in every drill in practice and he wants extra shots outside of practice. In 2008, Brown Lacrosse only had 2 goalies on the roster, a dangerously low number. But he loved it – being bombarded in practice. Thus stating the obvious, Jordan’s work ethic is beyond reproach. And another sign of Jordan’s character: when asked what his biggest accomplishment has been to date at Brown (Feb 7 – 2009), he said winning an Ivy League Title in 2008, not the Ivy Player of the Year Award or the 2nd Team All-American recognition.”

Community

Jordan has certainly been a part of the Brown lacrosse community service effort.  Every Fall, the 36 hour runs: Room to Read built a school in Sri Lanka with the $18,000 we raised. The Innocence Project received just over $20,000. And this year, our running brought in $10,000 for the Sustainable Harvest International’s Panamanian efforts to both preserve virgin rain forest and to teach more practical and economical farming strategies. Warm A Heart Coat Drive in Pawucket every winter. Fox Point – 3rd grade classroom (we actually do get there once per week most weeks). And other smaller events.

Competition

Burke was named the Ivy league Player of the Year, the New England Player of the Year, a Second Team USILA All-American a First Team All-Ivy and All-New England and a finalist for Tewaarton Award as nation’s top player.  He led the nation in save percentage (.674) and ranked second nationally with a 6.43 goals against average.  The 2007 was capped off as he led Brown to the Ivy league Championship.  Jordan is a superb competitor. While his raw strength and endurance numbers are near the bottom of the team rankings, Jordan is an early draft choice in any game.  He has tremendous reflexes and he anticipates so well the next play, the next step, the next shot.