St. John’s matches Seton Hall with league-high four award winners.
Erin Burner finishes career as program's all-time home run leader.
May 16, 2015
Erin Burner picks up second-consecutive all-region accolades.
May 15-17, 2015
2015 Season Preview
2015 NCAA Regional game - St. John's vs. New Mexico State - Tucson, Arizona - May 16, 2015
Photos from the 2015 NCAA Tucson Regional opening game between St. John's and No. 16/18 Arizona on May 15, 2015. (Photos courtesy of Luke Adams)
The 2015 BIG EAST Softball Championship in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photos courtesy of BIG EAST/Steve Woltmann)
2015 Senior Day game against Villanova on May 3, 2015.
St. John's softball vs. Iona on April 15, 2015.
As a senior in 2015: Closed out an outstanding career by being crowned the unanimous BIG EAST Player of the Year … started all 47 games and set single-season school records in batting average (.439), slugging percentage (.848), on-base percentage (.548), RBI (49) and walks (33) … graduated as the program’s career leader in home runs (43) and batting average (.360) … earned the 2014-15 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Award … named a First-Team ECAC All-Star … two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (3/2; 4/13) … ranked first in the conference in batting average and on-base percentage, second in slugging percentage, runs scored, RBI, doubles, total bases and walks, and third in hits and home runs ... three-time BIG EAST Honor roll member (2/9; 3/23; 3/30) ... recognized as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award … helped lead St. John’s to its first-ever BIG EAST regular season crown, its first-ever BIG EAST Tournament title and its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance ... also named to the 2014-15 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.As a junior in 2014: Started in all 51 games...finished second all-time in program history in single-season slugging percentage (.722), third in home runs (14) and fourth in runs scored (39) ... led the team in RBI (40) ... was second on the team in batting average (.383) and on-base percentage (.429) ... hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh with two on, two outs and a 2-2 count to lead the Red Storm to a 3-2 victory on the road against FAU ... named a unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST selection ... named First Team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region ... selected to the 2014 All-BIG EAST Tournament Team ... earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times ... named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team... named a 2013-14 NFCA Scholar-Athlete.
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.
At Bats: 5, five times, last at LIU-Brooklyn (4/10/14)
Runs: 3, five times, last vs. Georgeotwn (4/1/15)
Hits: 4 at Stony Brook (4/8/15)
RBI: 5, two times, last at Iona (3/27/14)
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.
Hero/Role model: Grandpas and parents.
Most influential person in athletic career: Lizzy Garland
Favorite movie:Lords of Dogtown