Red Storm nearly halfway to Phase I goal of $30,000.
Former St. John's players win home run derby and alumni game against current team.
By: Fran Carrullo, junior pitcher
13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.
Three-run fourth inning proves enough to back freshman ace's three-hitter.
As a sophomore in 2013: Played 49 games, starting in all of them ... led team with 10 multi-RBI games ... finished season with 53 hits, 10 doubles, a triple, eight home runs, 36 RBI, and eight walks ... ended the season on a seven-game hitting streak ... second on team with 16 multiple-hit games ... third on team with .344 average ... recorded two home runs in a 3-for-3 performance against Iowa State on March 1 ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on April 16 ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
As a freshman in 2012: One of the top freshman hitters in the BIG EAST ... started all 57 games, splitting time between shortstop and catcher ... hit .291 with eight home runs, 23 RBI and 23 runs scored ... was a perfect 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts ... defensively led the team with 93 assists, mostly from the shortstop position ... did not allow a single runner to steal a base on her when she was behind the plate ... a keen eye at the plate, was third on the team with 14 walks ... helped the team to its first win of the year with a grand slam against UMBC (Feb. 18) ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader against Manhattan (March 21) ... knocked in two runs and scored another as part of a 2-for-3 game against Syracuse (April 1) ... went 8-for-10 over a four game stretch to land on the BIG EAST Honor Roll on April 18 ... backed by a home run and a double, had two RBI and scored another pair of runs during a 3-for-4 effort in the first game of a doubleheader against Rutgers (April 28) ... named to the 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic team.
Before St. John's: Four-year letter winner at El Segundo High School ... served as team captain in 2010 and 2011 ... a three-year captain for the soccer team ... batted .600 as a senior, .571 as a junior and .421 as a sophomore ... named first team all-area and first team all-league in 2010 and 2011 ... named second team all-area and second-team all league in 2009 ... named team's MVP and Most Outstanding Player in 2010 and 2011 ... earned team's most improved award in 2009 ... led team to state title in 2008 ... led team to two league championships in 2008 and 2009 ... led team to runner-up finish at the 2009 CIF Championships.
Personal: Parents are Kelly and Greg Burner ... has two brothers, Zachary and Ethan ... has two sisters, Katherine and Emma ... grandfather, William Dowling and great uncles, Thomas Coony and Rev. Joe Garcia attended St. John's ... uncle, Paul Burner played for the St. Louis Cardinals ... chose St. John's over Redlands, CSU Bakersfield, Longwood, Lehigh and North Dakota ... majoring in marketing ... hopes to work with the Quiksilver organization after graduation.
Burner Up Close...
Why did you chose St. John's? I chose St. John's because of the softball program and I have relatives that went here.