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Colin Burke

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Colin Burke (born May 17, 1997)[1] is an American professional lacrosse midfielder. [1]He currently plays for the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse. [1]

Early Life[edit]

Burke was born to Colin and Jeanne Burke in Lloyd Harbor, New York.[2] He was an All-America Honorable Mention as an attackman for the 2015 State Championship Team at Cold Spring Harbor High School, as well as an All-Nassau County selection and the Most Valuable Player of the Nassau County Championship Game. Burke was a member of the 2015 Class C State Championship team at Cold Spring Harbor. [3]

Collegiate Career[edit]

Burke played 3 years of lacrosse at Fairfield University. As a member of the Stags, Burke achieved many accolades, including 2016 USILA All-America honorable mention, 2016 CAA Co-Player of the Year, 2016 CAA Rookie of the Year, two-time All-CAA and two-time second-team All-NEILA. He left Fairfield ranked fifth in points (144), seventh in assists (55) and ninth in goals (89), and leads the Stags program with 360 shot attempts in his career.[2]

He pursued a graduate degree in ELP at the University of Utah, and was able to play a fifth year of lacrosse because of the NCAA graduate transfer rule. Burke appeared in 6 games for the Utes, recording 51 shots, 15 goals and 16 assists. [4] The season was cut short after those 6 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professional Career[edit]

In the spring of 2020, Major League Lacrosse held a virtual draft, where Burke was selected 3rd overall by the New York Lizards. He was the first draft pick in Utah's program history.[5] The season is currently postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Colin Burke - 2020 - Men's Lacrosse". New York Lizards MLL Team. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Colin Burke - Men's Lacrosse". Fairfield University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  3. "NYSPHSAA > Sports > Lacrosse (Boys) > Past Champions". www.nysphsaa.org. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  4. "Colin Burke - Lacrosse". University of Utah Athletics. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  5. "Utah lacrosse star Colin Burke makes history, fulfills lifelong dream as MLL draft pick". www.ksl.com. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  6. "Major League Lacrosse Delays Start of 2020 Season Due to COVID-19". www.uslaxmagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-05-27.

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