Senior class has seen it all on GW's rise to NCAA Tournament
Under new leadership, Colonials aim for MAWPC title
27 Achieve 4.0 GPA; Dean's List and A-10 Honor Roll Student-Athletes Honored
Colonials honored by Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches
Colonials to play for first-ever conference tournament title on Sunday
George Washington v Princeton
Did not compete due to offseason hip surgery.
A 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar ... led the team with 216 saves while allowing just 202 goals for a .517 save percentage ... also added 24 steals on the season ... a first team All-MAWPC selection ... a member of the MAWPC Championship All-Tournament second team ... had nine saves vs. No. 3 California (Sept. 9) ... came up big with 17 saves in an overtime win over 15th-ranked Air Force (Sept. 10) ... made 10 saves in a win over Wagner (Sept. 24) ... had seven saves vs. Fordham (Sept. 24) ... made 15 saves and had five steals to help GW to a 10-9 win at No. 9 Bucknell (Oct. 8) ... had nine saves at No. 4 Pacific (Oct. 20) ... came up with 12 saves in a win at Fresno Pacific (Oct. 21) ... registered double-digit saves with 14 at San Jose State (Oct. 22) ... made 14 saves in a 12-10 MAWPC semifinal win over Johns Hopkins (Nov. 19).
Posted a program-record .545 save percentage with 147 saves against just 122 goals allowed ... Added 22 steals from the cage ... Made a splash in his collegiate debut, recorded a season-high 17 saves against just three goals allowed in an 8-3 win over Occidental in the season opener at the Bruno Classic (Sept. 5) ... Also recorded 14 saves while allowing just eight goals against No. 17 St. Francis-Brooklyn later that day ... Named CWPA Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 9 after posting a .738 save percentage and 5.50 goals-against average in his first two collegiate games ... Recorded 14 saves and three steals in an overtime loss to No. 15 Bucknell (Sept. 26) ... Had 13 saves and two steals at No. 13 Bucknell (Oct. 10) ... Registered 13 saves at Fordham, then followed with nine saves and a season-high three steals against Iona later that day (Oct. 24) ... Had 13 saves against 11 goals allowed and added four steals against Navy in the CWPA Southern Division Championship (Nov. 6) ... Stopped 13 shots while allowing just three goals in the first half against Gannon the following day (Nov. 7) ... Had 10 saves against No. 15 Bucknell in the opening game of the CWPA Championship (Nov. 20) ... Recognized on the ACWPC All-Academic team and on the CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team with superior status ... Earned a spot on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.
Named the Most Valuable Goalkeeper of the National Championships in 2014 ... Led his team to the silver medal at Nationals and to the North Island Regional title ... Registered 30 saves in the gold medal match as his team won the 2014 Trans Tasman Championship ... 2014 Massey University Trophy for excellence in sporting and academia.
Matthew Ryan Taylor ... Born Nov. 17, 1996, in Kent, England ... Son of Sarah and Bryan Taylor ... Father was a semi-professional football player ... Has a sister, Laura ... Intends to major in electrical engineering.
|Saves||17||2x, Last vs. #15 Air Force (9/10/16)|
|Steals||5||vs. Iona (10/24/15)|
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