My Story

In 2002 Mike Burnett was named one of the top 50 Lacrosse players in ACC history after starring for The University of North Carolina.   

Burnett was named a first-team All-America in 1981 and 1982, years in which he led Carolina to back-to-back undefeated seasons. He was a second-team All-America in 1983 and an honorable mention All-America choice in 1980. Burnett was chosen All-ACC in 1981, 1982 and 1983. He was also accorded honors as the 1981 ACC Player of the Year. Burnett led the Tar Heels to four NCAA final four appearances and UNC lost only eight games during his playing days in Chapel Hill. Burnett was a 3 time All American at St Mary's HS in Annapolis, Md.

Burnett started his coaching career in 1985 as a volunteer assistant coach for the Tar Heels under the tutelage legendary Tar Heel head mentor Willie Scroggs. In 1986 and 1987, he was an assistant coach at the U.S. Naval Academy.  Burnett spent 6 years as a high school coach in Maryland before heading back to his alma mater North Carolina where he headed up the offensive scheme for 3 seasons.  After a stint in private business, Burnett returned to his passion as the head coach at Greensboro College.  Burnett worked with the Charlotte Hounds pro team in 2014. 

Before joining SPORTMATCH, Mike Burnett placed over 80 prospects at some of the nation's top colleges and universities. Mike's son, Jack, will be attending John's Hopkins University in the fall of 2018 where he will play lacrosse. 

Mike Burnett was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2010.

Why did you join SPORTMATCH?

SPORTMATCH is commited to doing something special and the companies' direction is on course to become the premier collegiate recruiting facilitator in the country.  Our values and commitment to enhancing the college recruiting process align.   Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport nationally and it makes sense to partner with SPORTMATCH and head up the development of their Lacrosse division.

What makes SPORTMATCH unique?

SPORTMATCH is made up of a team of experienced professionals with years of experience and a commitment to handling the recruiting process with effort,  thoughtfulness and integrity.  They deliver.  There are many services, but few that have the background to really deliver.