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Bobby Burling
Bobby Burling

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Monument, CO

High School:
Lewis-Palmer HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 195

Position:
F

Birthdate:
10/15/1984

Experience:
3V



Briefly...
Bobby Burling begins his fourth season at LMU...a team captain... 2004 NSCAA Far West Region third team selection... 2005 and 2003 All-WCC honorable mention...a strong, aggressive, versatile player...has an eye for the goal...is incredibly quick for his size...slated to switch to central defender in his final season at LMU...

At LMU... 2005...
second on the team in points with five goals and four assists (14 points)... earned WCC honorable mention honors... in the LMU career top 10 for goals, assists and points... played in 19 games with 16 starts... season-high five points against North Florida (Sept. 5) with two goals and one assist... earned UC Irvine College Classic All-Tournament honors following that victory... scored the game-winning goal and also assisted on LMU's first goal in the 2-1 win over #10 UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 25)... assisted on the game-winning goal and scored an insurance goal in LMU's 3-1 win over #5 Santa Clara (Oct. 9)... eighth in the WCC in points per game... seventh in the WCC in goals per game...scored against Gonzaga (Sept. 30) to help LMU to the win... added an assist against Saint Mary's (Oct. 23)... led team with 68.6% of his shots on goal... first on the team in shots on goal (24), second on the team in overall shots (35)... named the LMU/Enterprise Male Student-Athlete of the Month for September...

2004...
named to NSCAA Far West Region Third Team...played in all 22 games, starting 21... LMU's fifth leading scorer overall and in conference games... scored three goals with four assists overall, two goals and three assists in conference games... both conference goals came against San Diego (Oct. 22), including game-winner... also scored goal against Wake Forest... assisted on the game-winner against Portland (Oct. 31)... also added assists against SW Missouri State (Sept. 3), Portland (Oct. 3), and Saint Mary's (Nov. 7)...

2003...
played and started in all 20 games as a rookie...scored his first collegiate goal against UC Irvine (Sept. 12)...also had goals against UC Riverside (Oct. 3) and San Jose State (Oct. 12)...finished the year third among Lions with five assists and third in points (11)...was named to the Falcon Invitational and LMU Fall Classic All-Tournament teams...

High School...
a 2003 graduate of Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, CO...a four-year letterwinner in both soccer and basketball... captained the junior and senior squads of both sports...a three-time All-Colorado Springs, All-Colorado and All-Colorado Springs Metro League pick in soccer and basketball...named Academic All-State four years in soccer and three in basketball...was Academic All-League four years in both sports...earned the 2002 State Cup MVP award in soccer...was selected to the Colorado soccer coaches all-star game three straight years (2000-02)...as a junior and senior earned all-state honors in both sports...prep coaches were Kurt Clark and Vic Garcia...

Personal...
Robert Charles Burling was born on Oct. 15, 1984 in Clear Lake City, TX...the son of James and Michelene Burling...has one brother, Jimmy, who played on the Lions' squad, and one sister, Becci...chose LMU over Santa Clara, San Diego and the Air Force Academy...a Business Marketing major.

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