8 Jon Burton
Jon Burton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elbridge, N.Y.

High School:
Jordan-Elbridge

Last College:
(USMAPS)

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
10/11/1982

Experience:
3 VL



One of Army's most experienced midfielders returning this spring ... good size and speed that will lend itself nicely in the offensive end of the field ... has made steady improvement over first three years at the Academy ... has worked hard to improve stick skills ... second-leading goal scorer among returning midfielders ... needs to produce points from the midfield ... coaching staff is looking for a breakout season ... ready to take next step and play a more significant role in Army's midfield rotation ... has ability to bull-dodge his way to the goal and create scoring opportunities ... can overpower defenders to get to the goal ... three-year letterwinner.

2005: Appeared in nine games ... tied for 10th on the team in scoring with three points ... finished tied for ninth in goals scored with three ... scored first goal of the season at Holy Cross ... tallied again opposite Duke ... also scored at Ohio State in regular-season finale ... fired off four shots in Duke contest after taking a total of five shots on the year heading into the game ... career-high six ground balls ... won the only faceoff he took against Lafayette.

2004: Appeared in 13 games ... scored first collegiate goal against Syracuse in season opener ... tallied a goal in four of Army's first five games ... has not scored since ... registered a career-high three ground balls ... his four goals on the season are a career high.

2003: Appeared in two games ... made collegiate debut at Holy Cross ... picked up one ground ball in win over Lafayette.

Prior to West Point: Starred for Jordan-Elbridge H.S. along with former teammate Nick Doerr ... third member of Jordan-Elbridge's lacrosse family to join the West Point lacrosse team in the last four years ... spent a year at the USMA Prep School ... also played basketball and football in high school.

Personal: Jon Justin Burton ... born Nov. 10, 1982, in Auburn, N.Y. ... parents are Henry and Linda Burton ... lists scoring first college goal against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome as his favorite lacrosse moment ... brother Mike is a Colgate graduate and a specialist in the U.S. Army, who served in Iraq during the latest conflict ... majoring in International Politics.

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