Burke garners second team All-TCCC honors

Kelly Burke had a team-high six points on five goals and one assist
Kelly Burke had a team-high six points on five goals and one assist

NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University sophomore Kelly Burke (Georgetown, Mass.) has been named to The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Second Team.

Burke led the Seahawks in every major offensive category, including goals (58), assists (19), points (77), and free position goals (17). In conference games, Burke's 41 goals was the fourth-highest mark while her 52 points placed her sixth. She also collected 13 ground balls and won 10 draw controls for the Seahawks, who earned the No. 7 seed in TCCC Championship and will play at No. 2 Endicott on Saturday, April 30 at 11 p.m.

"It is great to see Kelly recognized for her outstanding contributions this season," said Salve Regina head coach Jen Eldridge. "She has been a consistent threat on attack and a go-to player for us. Kelly is a pleasure to coach and her unselfishness has made her teammates better."

While Burke has not yet cracked the top five all-time at Salve Regina in goals or points, her 2.94 goals/game average is currently No. 1. Her selection marks the second-consecutive season a Seahawks has garnered Second Team Honors, following Sarah Baker's selection in 2010.

Curry College senior Ashley Hansbury was named TCCC Offensive Player of the Year while Western New England junior Nicole Poli garnered one of three awards for WNE as she was selected TCCC Defensive Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Western New England freshman Kelsey Daniels was chosen TCCC Rookie of the Year and Golden Bears head coach Aimee Klepacki was honored as TCCC Coach of the Year. University of New England's Angel Jarmusz was honored as TCCC Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, and Regis College was the recipient of the Team Sportsmanship Award.