Austin Pyrch
Austin  Pyrch


Denton, TX

High School:
Billy Ryan

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195




Men's Water Polo Falls in NCAA Thriller

Colonials closed a memorable fall with Saturday's loss at Harvard


Men's Water Polo Claims First MAWPC Title, NCAA Bid

The Colonials knocked off Wagner in Sunday's conference final


Men's Water Polo Headed Back to MAWPC Final

Colonials rallied to beat Fordham in overtime Saturday


Men's Water Polo Downs Gannon to Advance at MAWPC Championship

Colonials face Fordham in a Saturday semifinal


Men's Water Polo Earns Doubleheader Sweep

Colonials picked up a pair of MAWPC wins Saturday


MWP vs. Priceton

George Washington v Princeton


MWP at Brown

George Washington v Brown

All-MAWPC Championship Second Team...Split time as primary keeper in helping the Colonials earn their first MAWPC title and NCAA Tournament berth...Set career highs in leading the team in saves (176), save percentage (.498) and steals (33)...Posted a career-high 15 stops in a win over Salem International (9/3)...Also cracked double digits in saves against Salem International (9/15), Navy (9/23), Wagner (9/30), St. Francis Brooklyn (10/14) and Fordham (11/4) during the regular season...Shined in the postseason with 23 stops in three wins at the MAWPC Championship to earn all-tournament honors...Recorded 10 saves in the second half of the final win over Wagner (11/19)...Stopped seven shots in GW's NCAA Tournament matchup with Harvard....Also plans to compete with men's swimming team in spring of 2018.

Ranked second on the team with 69 saves while adding seven steals, four assists and recording a .483 save percentage ... recorded six saves vs. Iona (Sept. 9) ... had five stops vs. No. 3 California (Sept. 9) ... made eight saves in a win over Wagner (Sept. 24) ... had six saves in a win over Fordham (Sept. 24) ... came up with 10 saves in a 12-11 win over Johns Hopkins (Oct. 28).

Split time between goal and center defender ... Scored eight goals and added an assist for nine points ... Also recorded 11 steals in the field, along with two field blocks and an ejection drawn ... Scored his eight goals on 17 shots for an efficient .471 shooting percentage ... Registered 35 saves in the cage against 47 goals allowed for a .427 save percentage ... Also had eight steals and an assist from goal ...Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Occidental at the Burno Classic and tallied a steal and a field block (Sept. 5) ... Made his first career start in goal the following day against Fordham and registered six saves and a steal (Sept. 13) ...Tallied a career-high 13 saves and four steals while allowing just 11 goals against against No. 17 Johns Hopkins (Sept. 25) ...Scored his first career goal the next day against No. 15 Bucknell (Sept. 26) ... Recorded 11 saves and a steal against Chapman at the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament (Oct. 2) ... Scored the go-ahead goal and added two steals in a 10-8 win over La Verne the next day (Oct. 3) ... Posted the first multi-goal game of his career with two goals at No. 12 Princeton (Oct. 25) ... Also scored twice and added a field block against Monmouth College at the CWPA Southern Division Championship (Nov. 6) ... Invited to compete in USA Water Polo Men's National League.

2015 All-American ... Also earned region MVP and First-Team All-State honors as a senior ... 2014 Academic All-American ... Also a standout on the swim team at Billy Ryan High School ... Holds the Raiders' school records in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke and the district record in the 50-yard freestyle ... A two-time All-Region selection and a 2015 All-State honoree in swimming ... Will also compete for GW's swimming and diving team ... Member of the National Honors Society.

Austin James Pyrch ... Born April 17, 1997, in New Haven, Connecticut ... Son of Krissa and James Pyrch ... Older sister, Mikaela, is a member of GW's women's water polo team ... Majoring in chemistry.

Goals 2 2x, Last vs. Monmouth (11/6/15)
Assists 1 vs. Gannon (11/7/15)
Points 2 2x, Last vs. Monmouth (11/6/15)
Steals 2 2x, Last vs. La Verne (10/3/15)
Blocks 1 2x, Last vs. Monmouth (11/6/15)
Saves 15 vs. Salem International (9/3/2017)

Year Goals Assists Points Shots Pct. Steals ED Blocks
2015 8 1 9 17 .471 11 1 2

Year Saves GA Sv.% Assts. Steals
2015 35 47 .427 1 8
2016 69 76 .483 4 7
2017 176 177 .498 1 33
TOTALS 280 300 .482 6 48

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