As first reported by Inside Lacrosse, Virginia freshman goalie Patrick Burkinshaw will be transferring to Penn, joining the Quakers in the fall. The freshman put his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal back in early April.
Burkinshaw played in 11 games as a freshman, starting in two before Alex Rode took back over as the starter. Even when he wasn’t a starter Burkinshaw played a good chunk of minutes for the Cavaliers.
During his freshman season in Charlottesville Burkinhaw made 51 saves with a .593 save percentage. He allowed 35 goals and was 2-0 in games that he started. He made his college debut as a starter against Princeton, helping Virginia to a 12-11 overtime win.
In that Princeton game Burkinshaw made 24 saves, breaking the record for saves in a game at Princeton’s Class of 1952 Stadium.
Burkinshaw joins a Penn team that went 12-4 overall, won the Ivy League regular season, and tournament in 2019. The Quakers made it to the NCAA quarterfinals where they lost to Yale in overtime.
The Madison, CT native and Brunswick school product is expected to be the starter for Penn next season with senior and four-year starter Reed Junkin graduating. Burkinshaw improves the Quakers defense immediately.