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Justin Burke ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Mirabeau B. Lamar High School
  • Men's Soccer
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Justin Burke's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Albion Hurricanes TX (TX) 02B ECNL
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Personal Statement

My name is Justin Burke and I am a soccer player. I am 5’11” and weigh 135 lbs. I attend Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. Lamar is an International Baccalaureate High School. I am striving for the IB Diploma and currently hold a 3.8 GPA. I plan to attend a four-year university and, although I haven’t decided on a major, I know I want to pursue a field in which my sports knowledge can be an asset. I am considering sports management or possibly sports medicine. I will graduate in 2020.

In addition to playing varsity soccer for my high school, I play for my club, Albion Hurricanes, on the highest level ECNL team. I am an important asset to my team. I am a humble person. I believe in “team”. I generally play at outside back, wingback, midfield and center back. As a player, I have strong technical skills and game knowledge. I am capable of winning the ball, finding good passing options, and putting good balls into the box. I consider my game as one of finesse. I play with a calm and collected attitude. I would say my style of play as an outside back provides just as much of an attacking option as a defensive one. I like to get forward and take players on 1v1. I recognize moments when I should attack and provide support and create overloads. I know when to build and when to be more direct in possession out of the back.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a soccer player. My dad is a soccer player. I remember going to his games as a toddler. I would dribble my little soccer ball up and down the sidelines while watching him make amazing runs and scoring goals. I loved watching those games. I loved playing with my dad. At three years old, my parents signed me up to play soccer at the YMCA. That was it! It was my sport. I played basketball, baseball and even football along the way, but no other sport thrilled me like soccer. It brought out a passion in me that lead to an unstoppable drive to be better. Through soccer, I have learned commitment, determination, and respect. I joined Albion Hurricanes when I was eight years old. I have never missed a practice or a game and always jump at the chance to join in on additional training with older teams and other coaches. I have learned self-discipline and perseverance. I seek outside private training to improve my game and work on my own to make sure I push myself to the limits.

From the very beginning of club soccer, I always made the “top” team. I never took it for granted and worked very hard but I never had to face not making it. All of that changed the first time I tried out for ODP. I made the South Texas team and was chosen for the regional pool in Alabama. Once I got there, I was shocked to find that I hadn’t made the top team there. I was faced, for the first time in my life, with failure. It was tough. I was at a crossroads. I thought about all the hard work I had put in and, for a moment, felt it was for nothing. The moment passed. I dug deep and decided I would be the very best player on the second team. I worked hard and did well. I learned a lot about myself that summer. I was not a quitter. I was not going to let that moment define me or kill my confidence. It pushed me. It motivated me to work even harder.

Soccer continues to make me grow as a person in terms of discipline and confidence, and it continues to show me the value of hard work and dedication. As a student athlete, I will continue to improve as a player, a student and a person. My team will be my family as we work toward the common goal of success on the field and off.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #10
  • 2018 Varsity Team
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  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • 2017 Varsity Team
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  • 2016 Junior Varsity Team
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Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 8 seasons
  • 2018 Albion Hurricanes TX (TX) 02B ECNL (Highest)
  • 2017 Albion Hurricanes FC (TX) 02B ECNL (Highest)
  • 2016 Albion Hurricanes FC (TX) 02B (Highest)
  • 2015 Albion Hurricanes FC (TX) 02B (Highest)
  • 2014 Albion Hurricanes (Highest)
  • 2013 Albion Hurricanes (TX) 02B ECNL (Highest)
  • 2012 Albion Hurricanes (Highest)
  • 2011 Albion Hurricanes TX (Highest)

Coach References

  • Private Coach
  • Michael Chabala
  • Club Coach
  • Matt Young
  • Club Coach
  • Josh Gardner
  • Club Coach
  • Mark Rufo
  • Other
  • Carlos Lessa
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Dewi Hardman
  • High School Head Coach
  • Jeremy Davison



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High School Information

High School:
Mirabeau B. Lamar High School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. International Baccalaureate High School Seeking IB diploma
AP Classes:
Yes. World History
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • Volunteer: Travis Elementary School
  • Activity
    • Albion Hurricanes Junior Hurricanes Program
  • Activity
    • Houston Food Bank

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