Boston, MA. – After six seasons in Major League Lacrosse, Boston Cannons goalie Jordan Burke has formally announced his retirement.
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The Maryland native was drafted by the Cannons in the second round (16th overall) of the 2009 Collegiate Draft out of Brown University. Burke made his professional debut in June 2010. During his 6 seasons in MLL, Burke played in 67 games. He has recorded over 900 saves, with a career high 29 saves coming against the Charlotte Hounds on May 23, 2015. Burke ended the 2015 season with 34 career wins to become the Cannons all-time leader.
Burke is leaving the MLL with an impressive career and many accolades. In addition to winning Defensive Player of the Week honors multiple times, Burke was named the 2011 Championship Weekend Most Valuable Player for his efforts in the Cannons’ Steinfeld Cup Victory. The following season, Burke was named an MLL All-Star and the 2012 Cannons Defensive Player of the Year. This two-time MLL All-Star is ranked 6th for both Career Saves (910) and Career Goals Against Average (12.50).
A standout goalie at Brown University, Burke finished his senior campaign as a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, USILA Goalie of the Year, USILA First Team All-American, New England Player of the Year, and First Team All-Ivy. He also became the first player to win Ivy League Player of the Year honors in back-to-back years (2008, 2009).
His presence on the field and between the pipes will certainly be missed. To read Jordan’s take on retirement and thoughts from his teammates and coaches, please continue here.