By MLL Statistics and Information | 8/29/11 8:18 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - After leading the Boston Cannons to their first Major League Lacrosse championship, goalkeeper Jordan Burke was honored as the 2011 Bud Light MLL Championship Most Valuable Player.
In two games, the former Brown University goalkeeper allowed 10.50 goals per game while stopping 52.3 per cent of the shots he faced. After making 14 saves in the Cannons' 14-13 semi-final victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Burke recorded nine saves in Boston's 10-9 win over the Hamilton Nationals in the Sports Authority MLL Championship Game on Sunday afternoon.
Burke is the second goalkeeper to earn the Bud Light MLL Championship MVP honor. In 2004, goalkeeper Greg Cattrano earned the award after leading the Philadelphia Barrage to their first MLL title.
While leading the Cannons to a 9-3 regular season record, Burke led the MLL with a .615 save percentage while ranking second in the MLL with a 10.60 goals against average. He made a career-high 24 saves twice during the regular season. After making 24 saves in a June 11 win over the Long Island Lizards, he had 24 saves in an August 6 victory over the Rochester Rattlers.
Burke, who completed his second MLL season in 2011, has posted a .611 save percentage with a 10.53 goals against average in 15 career games.