Bucknell's Rechel Named September 4 CWPA Varsity Southern Division Player of the Week
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Jason Rechel (Columbus, Ohio/Thomas Worthington), a senior co-captain on the Bucknell University men's water polo team, was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Player of the Week on Monday following a six-goal, five-assist performance in three games at the Navy Labor Day Open this past weekend. He also registered his 100th career goal.
The September 4 Damon's Bison Athlete of the Week, Rechel's best game came as he led the 18th-ranked Bison to a 10-5 victory over No. 13 Pacific on Saturday. He registered three goals and one assist in the winning effort, which was Bucknell's first-ever victory over a team from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Earlier in the day, the Bison had lost to No. 2 California, the defending NCAA champion, but Rechel netted his 100th career goal in the 11-7 contest. He finished the weekend with 105 career goals, second-most among current Bucknell players.
Rechel's 11 points places him atop the Bucknell scoring column this season and paces the squad in sprints, winning 8 of 12, and has a pair of steals.