March 22, 2014 | West Point, N.Y. | Michie Stadium
Notable: Elected to serve as a team tri-captain as a senior.
2013: Started all 14 games on Army's close defense ... one of six players to start every game in 2013 ... played alongside All-American and Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year Brendan Buckley '13 ... played an integral role in the Black Knights finishing the year ranked third in the NCAA in scoring defense, yielding just 7.79 goals per game ... helped the Black Knights hold 11 opponents to single-digit goals ... finished the year with 21 ground balls and nine caused turnovers ... collected the team's Steve S. Valhakis Award as the unsung hero ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
2012: Drew action in three games on defense ... did not figure statistically ... played opposite Wagner (Feb. 15) and Holy Cross (Apr. 21) at Michie Stadium, along with appearing a road loss at Cornell (Mar. 3).
2011: Made collegiate debut in Army's 14-1 win over Wagner (Mar. 13) at Michie Stadium ... did not figure statistically ... played in one game during his rookie campaign.
Prior to West Point: All-league defenseman at St. Anthony's High School for coach Keith Wieczorek ... earned team MVP honors ... was an all-league linebacker on the school's football team as well ... captained the grid team as a senior in 2009 ... four-year recipient of the Dun Scotus Academic Award at St. Anthony's ... played on the prep lacrosse team at USMAPS for coach Tom Hansen ... served as team captain of the squad in 2010.
Personal: John Christopher Burk was born in Smithtown, N.Y., on Nov. 9, 1990 ... parents are Thomas and Mary Burk ... has seven siblings, Tara, Mary, Tommy, Adrienne, Billy, Jackie and Dominic ... brother, Tommy, played lacrosse at Towson ... hobbies include skiing and listening to music ... lists winning the 2009 CHSAA lacrosse championship as his favorite lacrosse memory ... major is Engineering Management.