Burton Named AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO

Burton Named AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO

Emily Burton was named the AU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday.

Burton led American with 10 goals in two games, opening the week with a career-high six goals and an assist against George Mason on Wednesday. She also registered a career-high six draw controls with one ground ball and one caused turnover in the game. The junior then recorded a team-high four goals on Saturday with one assist and five draw controls in a 22-9 rout of Bucknell to help the Eagles improve to 2-1 in the Patriot League.

Burton currently leads the Patriot League with 3.2 goals per game and is fourth in the conference with 3.7 points per game.

The Catonsville, Md. native was also named the Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday.

The Eagles will return to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. to take on No. 13 Georgetown.