|| Megan Burker
Megan Burker on choosing Stanford: "I chose to come to Stanford, because I knew that it was a place that would challenge me both athletically and intellectually and that would change me. I have learned more from the people I have met here at Stanford and the situations I have faced than I did in the eighteen years before."
As a Senior in 2006: A team captain...started all 18 matches for the Cardinal...a member of the Preseason Tewaaraton Watch List...along with teammate Laura Shane, named Stanford's first All-American with third team honors...an MPSF All-Academic Selection...named to the All-MPSF Team for the third straight season...the MPSF Tournament MVP...Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week (5/9)...named to the IWLCA All-Regional First Team...topped the Cardinal career scoring mark with 143 career goals in Stanford's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament...led the team in scoring with 45 goals and 17 assists...also led Stanford with 51 draw controls...finished the season with 30 ground balls (third on the team) and 14 caused turnovers (second on the team)...boasted a .495 shot percentage...ranked fourth in the MPSF with 2.50 goals per game and sixth with 62 total points...finished the season ranked 18th nationally with 2.83 draw controls per game...netted goals in 15 of 18 Cardinal matches, with multiple goals in 13...scored her 100th career goal in the season-opener against Oregon...matched a Stanford single-game record with six goals against UC Davis...netted five goals and added a season-high three assists in the win over Ohio State...notched a hat trick and three assists in the Cardinal win over No. 12 Vanderbilt...also posted hat tricks against Columbia, Connecticut and No. 1 Northwestern in the NCAA First Round...won a career-high seven draw controls in the Cardinal win over Saint Mary's...scored four times in the Cardinal win over Loyola...registered 11 points in the MPSF Tournament to carry the Cardinal to its second straight title...finished her career as one of only three Cardinal players in history ranked in the top-10 on every career chart...in addition to topping the career scoring chart, finished second in career assists (64), draw controls (120), shots (328), free position shots (63) and ground balls (155).
As a Junior in 2005: Started 18 games for the Cardinal...Scored 30 goals and notched 19 assists...Recorded 74 shots, 24 ground balls, 28 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers...Ranked sixth on the all-time career goals list with 98 goals and second on the all-time career assists list with 47 and fifth on the all-time career shots list with 237...Ranked second on the team with 30 goals...Registered multiple-goal games against Loyola, Colgate, Ohio State, Georgetown and Cal...Earned MPSF Academic All-Conference Honors...Member of the MPSF All-star team...Member of the U.S. Developmental Team...Earned MPSF All-Tournament team honors.
As a Sophomore in 2004: Prolific scorer tried out for the United States National Team following an outstanding sophomore campaign...Etched name into the Cardinal record book in several categories...Was named to the All-MPSF team and earned MPSF Academic All-Conference honors...Played in all 18 games, starting every contest...Was among the team leaders in several offensive categories, pacing the team with 41 points...Tied for the team lead with 30 goals and tied for second on the squad with 11 assists...Moved into seventh place on the Stanford career goals list with her 68th career score...Produced 10 multiple goal games and recorded a hat trick in four contests...Matched a career high by scoring four goals in the season opening win over UC Davis (2/14)...Her three assists against California (4/2) tied for the second highest single game total in program history...Scored the game-winner in 14-10 victory over Ohio (3/23)...Enjoyed an outstanding MPSF Tournament, scoring hat tricks in the semifinal win over UC Davis (5/6) and the final against California (5/8)...Scored 16 goals against MPSF opponents...Ranked second on the team with 79 shots, attempting a career high nine against UC Davis (2/14)...Added 35 ground balls, 19 draw controls, and 14 caused turnovers...Moved into sixth on the Cardinal career assists chart with 28, and fifth on the career ground balls list with 101...Ranks seventh on the Stanford career list with 163 shot attempts.
As a Freshman in 2003: Stepped into the Cardinal starting lineup and had an immediate impact...Enjoyed one of the finest seasons in program history...Was named the 2003 Mountain Pacific Lacrosse League (MPLL) Rookie of the Year...Ranked second on the team in goals (38), assists (17), and points (55)...Her 38 goals rank as the sixth most in a single season in program history...Led team with 66 ground balls, the second most in a single season in Stanford women's lacrosse history...Enjoyed 13 multiple goal games and scored three or more goals in a game in eight contests...Played extremely well down the stretch, scoring 13 goals in the final five games of the season...Turned in a brilliant all-around performance in the Cardinal's 19-3 win over UC Davis in the semifinals of the MPLL Tournament by scoring four goals, registering four ground balls, posting three caused turnovers and two draw controls...Tied for third on the team in draw controls with 22.
High School: One of the nation's top recruits from Bryn Mawr School in Maryland...Attended the same high school as current Stanford teammate Nyerr Parham...Earned several honors in lacrosse during her four years as a letter winner...Named the Baltimore Messenger Player of the Year in 2002...Also named All-American in 2002 and Academic All-American in 2001 and 2002...Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) All-Star selection in 2002...Named to the All-Metro team in 2002...All-City and All-County selection in 2001 and 2002...County All-Star in 2001...Scored five of her team's six goals in the 2002 IAAM championship game...Four-year letter winner in field hockey and three-year letter winner in basketball...Team captain in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse during her senior year.
Personal: Parents are Bob and Debbie Burker...Majoring in Urban Studies...Hobbies include music, movies, and arts and crafts.
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