Sarah Burkarth

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Sarah Burkarth enters her second season as head coach of the Wilkes women's lacrosse team in 2020.

Burkarth was named the head coach in January 2019 after spending one season as a Graduate Assistant.

In her first season, Burkarth led the Colonels to six wins, a three-win advancement over the previous season and the most since 2016. During the season, Burkarth coached one regional Player of the Month (Kyra Boccio), in addition to four MAC Freedom Players of the Week. She also helped mentor goalkeeper Sarah Carlini, who broke the single-season save percentage record at 49.9 percent.

Burkarth came to Wilkes following a standout career at Division II Shippensburg University, where she was a three-year starter on the Raiders defense, as well as serving as a team captain her senior year.

Prior to her collegiate career, Burkarth played lacrosse, field hockey and swam for Cumberland Valley High School, located in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She was named captain during her junior and senior years, and also was honored as a conference All-Star. Burkarth also played lacrosse at the club level for Lancaster Area X-treme.

Burkarth graduated from Shippensburg in 2014 with a degree in Communication/Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations, and earned her Master's from Wilkes in 2019.

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