2 - Katie Burton|
|Hometown:||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Previous School:||Bishop Gorman HS|
AS A JUNIOR (2006)
Returned to the lineup full stregnth for the first time in two seasons...initially filled in wide in the midfield, but after a series of injuries moved to the back line...became the Hornets’ most reliable defender in that capacity and was named second-team all-Big Sky...also added a goal in Sacramento State’s 3-2 victory over Menlo.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2005)
Returned from a knee injury and began to contribute regularly in the second half of the season...appeared in 17 matches, starting two...a solid player in the central midfield who added intensity on both offense and defense...scored her first goal of the year at Weber State on Oct. 29...also assisted on Kelly Novak’s goal in the Hornets’ 2-0 shutout of Montana on Oct. 9...took eight shots (four on goal).
Started the first two games of the season in the central defense before suffering a knee injury and redshirting the season.
AS A FRESHMAN (2003)
Made an immediate impact as a defender before a knee injury force her to miss the final four games of the season...named Big Sky Conference honorable mention...was a co-team MVP and named rookie of the year for the Hornets...appeared in 14 games, including 13 starts...attempted four shots on the season (two on goal)...after coming off the bench in the first game of the season, she never left the starting lineup until her injury.
A 2003 graduate of Bishop Gorman HS in Las Vegas...helped lead the Gaels to a pair of Sunset Division titles in 2000 and 2003...also led the squad to a 4A championship in 2001...as a senior, she was named all-state, all-Northern Division and all-Sunset Division while also earning team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors...as a junior, she earned all-ND and all-SD honors...also named Most Improved (sophomore) and team MVP (freshman)...tallied 25 goals as a senior...lists scoring the game-tying goal and assisting on the game-winning-goal in overtime against Palo Verde HS in the 2003 Sunset Division Championships as her best performance...earned the Student Athlete Award all four years...two-year member of the LV Premier 85 club team...helped lead the squad to the state regional quarterfinals in 2002.
Born Oct. 9, 1984...parents are Brian and Suzanne Cram, and Bob Burton...major is business-accounting.