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"I'm excited to have Rachel on board with us here at Siena," said Borrelli. "She understands what it takes to get to the top and what sacrifices have to be made. She has proven that she makes an immediate impact on all of the programs that she has been apart of and I could not be happier to have her."
In just her first season, Burek helped Alexis Deaken become MAAC Rookie of the Year. Burek guided Deaken to lead all rookies in goals (39), free-position goals (19), ground balls (30), caused turnovers (15) and draw controls (23). Deaken was ranked third in the nation with her free-position goals, which also stood as a MAAC record. She helped the team to having the 12th fewest turnovers per game in the nation with 14.63.
Prior to donning the Green and Gold, Burek was the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Cornell University. While with the Big Red she coached one IWLCA Third-Team All-American and three regional All-Americans. Burek assisted in coaching five players who were placed on All-Ivy teams. She helped guide the Big Red to become 2016 Ivy League Tournament Champions and earn a berth to the NCAA Tournament.
Burek coached as an assistant at Canisius for two seasons. While there the Golden Griffins won two MAAC Championships. Overall in her two seasons with Canisius, the program went 25-13 including a 14-2 mark in conference play. She helped coach eight MAAC award winners, including four Players of the Year. She guided four student-athletes to be named IWLCA regional All-Americans and 12 MAAC All-Conference players.
She played four seasons at UAlbany where she was named the America East Conference Co-Player of the Year in 2013. While serving as a team captain, Burek led the Great Danes in points (84) during her senior season. She was named to the IWLCA All-America Northeast Region Second Team in 2013 while also participating in the IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star Game.
Burek earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing & Management at the University at Albany in May 2013. She received her Master of Sport Administration from Canisius College in May 2015.