The Colonials knocked off Wagner in Sunday's conference final
Colonials rallied to beat Fordham in overtime Saturday
Pair of Colonials earned conference honors Friday
Colonials picked up a pair of MAWPC wins Saturday
GW visits Wagner and Fordham on Saturday
A CWPA Honorable Mention All-American and first team All-MAWPC selection ... a member of the MAWPC Championship All-Tournament first team ... Team MVP ... led the team in points (127), goals (82), assists (45) and steals (87) ... scored a game-high five goals in his collegiate debut vs. No. 13 Brown (Sept. 3) ... recorded a hat trick the same day vs. MIT ... had four goals vs. Iona (Sept. 9) ... scored the overtime game-winner vs. No. 15 Air Force on Sept. 10, giving GW its first win over a ranked opponent since 2014, and finished the game with three goals ... scored a career-high eight goals in a 16-9 home victory over Wagner (Sept. 24) while adding three steals ... followed that up with six goals, four assists and a career-high six steals that afternoon in a win over Fordham ... led the team with five goals vs. No. 13 Bucknell (Sept. 25) while adding a pair of field blocks ... named Colonial of the Week and earned CWPA Honor Roll for his play Sept. 24-25 ... scored four goals while adding a team-high three assists and five steals in a win at Fordham (Oct. 2) ... scored both of his goals in the fourth quarter to help GW come from behind and defeat No. 9 Bucknell (Oct. 8) ... had a team-high six goals at No. 4 Pacific (Oct. 20) ... led GW with six goals and four steals in a win at Fresno Pacific (Oct. 21) ... tallied team highs in goals (2), assists (2) and steals (4) vs. San Jose State (Oct. 22) ... scored two goals while tallying a team-high four assists and three steals in a home win over Navy (10/29) ... led the team with three goals, three assists and six steals at Johns Hopkins (11/4) ... scored a game-high five goals in a win at Navy (11/5) ... scored five goals while assisting on six more along with four steals in a MAWPC quarterfinal win over Mercyhurst (11/18) ... led the team with four goals, three assists and four steals in a 12-10 MAWPC semifinal win over Johns Hopkins (Nov. 19) ... had four steals in the MAWPC Championship game vs. Bucknell (Nov. 20).
Member of the Turkish Senior National Team ... Captained the Turkish Junior National Team ... One of seven athletes who were selected to the All-Tournament Team at the 2014 Junior World Championships.
Atakan Destici ... Born March 9, 1997, in Istanbul, Turkey ... Son of Aynur and Ilkay Destici ... Intends to major in business or systems engineering.
|Goals||8||vs. Wagner (9/24/16)|
|Assists||6||vs. Mercyhurst (11/18/16)|
|Points||11||vs. Mercyhurst (11/18/16)|
|Steals||6||vs. Fordham (9/24/16)|
|Blocks||2||vs. #13 Bucknell (9/25/16)|
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