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Jimmy Burling
Jimmy Burling

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Monument, CO

High School:
Lewis-Palmer HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Position:
D

Birthdate:
01/17/1983

Experience:
3V



Briefly...
Jimmy Burling enters his fourth season at LMU...slated to be a defensive starter...possesses excellent skills for a big man...helps team become a force on free kicks and corners...good in the air at winning headers...

At LMU... 2004...
Appeared in 13 games, starting nine... Missed most of the second half of the season due to injury... Scored LMU's first goal of the season against Southwest Missouri State (Sept. 3)... also assisted on LMU's final goal of the regular season, the game-winner in overtime against Saint Mary's...

2003...
competed in 16 games and was a starter in 14 games...scored his first collegiate goal against San Diego (Oct. 24)...picked up assists against Bucknell (Sept. 21) and San Francisco (Oct. 17)...ended the season with seven shot attempts and four total points...

2002...
saw action in 11 different games and started in three...took four shots on the season; one against Sacramento State (Sept. 27), UC Riverside (Oct. 4), UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 6) and UCLA (Nov. 27) in Round 2 of the NCAA College Cup Tournament...the shot against UC Riverside was on goal...

High School...
Burling is a 2001 graduate of Lewis Palmer High School in Monument, CO...a two-sport athlete, competed in both soccer and basketball...earned three varsity letters in soccer...played both the sweeper and forward positions...captained his senior squad...was a two-time All-Colorado Springs Metro League and all-city pick...was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team all-state selection as a senior...also named to the Rocky Mountain and Denver Post first-team all-state squads following his final campaign...earned the Lewis Palmer High School Defensive Player of the Year award (2000)...scored four goals and two assists...prep soccer coaches were Vic Garcia and Kurt Clark...

Personal...
James Richard Burling III was born on Jan. 17, 1983 in Webster, TX...the son of James and Michelene Burling...has one brother, Bobby and one sister, Becci...also recruited by the Air Force Academy and the Univ. of Michigan...chose LMU for its academic reputation and successful soccer program...a Business major.

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