Women's Lacrosse


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's 2002 Award as Notre Dame'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'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's single season mark for draw controls (50 by Kaki Orr in 2007) along with Jillian Byers (52) ... scored goals in seven of team'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'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'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'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's defensive awards as a junior and senior .... won school's outstanding performance in lacrosse award in 2005 ... selected all-metro and all-state in 2004 and 2005 in lacrosse ... was the Baltimore Messenger'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's 2004 national championship, defeating former teammate Jillian Byers' 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's lacrosse coach at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.



Shannon Burke
Shannon  Burke


Timonium, MD

High School:
Roland Park Country School




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