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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University goalie Adrien Touzot (So., Beirut, Lebanon/Brummana) has been around the world and back as the Bison netminder is the subject of the Bison’s “Wednesdays With…” series for September 16.

A goalkeeper who turned in an outstanding freshman season for the Bison in 2020, Touzot was born and raised in Connecticut. He moved with his family to Beirut, Lebanon at age 15, and after attending Brummana High School in Lebanon, Touzot returned to the U.S. last year to attend Bucknell and play for a men’s water polo squad with championship aspirations.

A member of a Bucknell squad which claimed the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Championship last year, Touzot’s story extends beyond water polo and delves into the topic of Lebanese politics and the recent explosion in Beirut. 

Lebanon’s tranquility was upset on August 4, when a massive explosion rocked the port area of Beirut. The blast, which was apparently sourced at a large storage facility containing ammonium nitrate, caused nearly 200 deaths, left thousands more injured, and resulted in an estimated $10-15 billion in property damage.  The explosion occurred approximately 450 meters from his family’s apartment where his parents and brother were home.  Touzot was at work about a block away, and his sister was working out at a nearby gym.

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