The George Washington University: Women's Water Polo

Rachael Bentley
Rachael Bentley


Riverside, CA

High School:
Riverside Poly



Geological Sciences & Archaeology


GW's Bentley, Brolley Repeat as All-Southern Division Honorees

Seniors Garner Second Team Accolades


GW Women's Water Polo Defeats Mercyhurst, 8-7

Colonials Place Fifth at Southern Division Championship


GW Women's Water Polo's Rachael Bentley Named Southern Division Player of the Week

Senior Scored Game-Winning Goal at Buzzer to Beat Rival Bucknell


Colonial of the Week - Women's Water Polo's Rachael Bentley

Senior Became Program's All-Time Leading Scorer


GW Women's Water Polo Drops Regular-Season Finale at No. 9 Princeton

Colonials Will Be Fifth Seed at CWPA Southern Division Championship

Catching Up: Bentley Thrives at George Washington (Riverside Press Enterprise, 4/22/11)

GW's career leader in assists (141) and total points (272). Ranks second all-time in career shooting percentage (.471), third in ejection goals (37), seventh in field blocks (12), eighth in goals (131) and penalty goals (8) and 10th in ejections drawn (80) ... One of two Colonials ever to be named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week four times in her career.

CWPA All-Southern Division First Team ... Shattered her own program record for assists (61) and points (111) in a season ... Scored a career-high 50 goals, tied for the eighth-highest single-season total in school history ... Her .510 shooting percentage (50-for-98) is the fifth-best single-season mark ever by a Colonial ... Ranked second on the team with 14 ejection goals, tied for the fifth-highest single-season total at GW ... Recorded 19 steals and 26 ejections drawn ... Named CWPA Player of the Week three times (Feb. 20, March 20, April 18), joining Allison Peotter as the only Colonials to be recognized at least three times in one season ... Recorded multiple points in 23 of 28 games played, including 13 with at least four points and eight with at least six points ... Posted 14 multi-goal games with seven hat tricks ... Also had 17 multi-assist efforts, including 11 matches with three or more and six with at least four ... Scored a school-record 11 points against Iona in the Lancer Invite (March 15) ... Tallied seven goals on nine shots and added four assists against the Gaels ... The seven goals equaled the second-highest single-game total in program history ... Matched her own school record, as well as three others, with six assists against Villanova at the Princeton Invite (Feb. 10) ... Also scored three goals against the Wildcats, and her nine points match the second-highest single-game total ever by a Colonial ... Recognized on the ACWPC All-Academic Team and the CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team with excellent status.

Set program records with 99 points and 50 assists on the year ... Ranked second on the team in blocks (4) and penalties drawn (4) and third in goals (49), ejections drawn (30) and ejection goals (12) ... Her .521 shooting percentage was the third-highest in school history ... Recorded multiple points in 25 of 27 games played, including 18 games with at least three points ... Posted 16 multi-goal games with nine hat tricks ... Also had 14 multi-assist efforts, including 10 matches with three or more ... Named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week on March 19 after averaging nearly five points per game in six contests in California ... Also tabbed to the Southern Division Honor Roll on Feb. 13 ... Scored a career-high five goals and added an assist against Chapman (3/17) ... Tallied a career-best seven points (3g, 4a) against Notre Dame (OH) at Eastern Championships (4/28) ... Also recorded six points on four occasions ... Named to the ACWPC All-Academic Team and the CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team with excellent status.

Two-time CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week (2/15, 4/13) ... Second on team in assists (30) and points (62), third on team in goals (32) and ejections drawn (24) in 27 games played ... 17 multi-point games, 11 multi-goal games, nine multi-assist games ... Matched single-game program record six assists, added season-best three ejections drawn and two goals for season-high eight points against Bucknell (4/10) ... Three games of season-high three goals - twice against Villanova (2/13, 3/26) and at Cal State East Bay (3/18).

Helped Riverside Poly HS to three straight CIF Southern California Division 3 championships from 2008-10, earning Third Team All-CIF South accolades as a senior ... Two-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American (2007-08, 2008-09) ... High school teammate of current Colonial Katherine Berry ... Majoring in geological sciences and archaeology.

Goals 7 vs. Iona (3/15/13)
Assists 6 3x, Last vs. Villanova (2/22/14)
Points 11 vs. Iona (3/15/13)
Shots 9 vs. Iona (3/15/13)
Steals 4 vs. Mercyhurst (4/5/14)
Blocks 2 vs. Bucknell (2/19/11)
Ejections Drawn 4 2x, Last vs. Wagner (2/14/14)
Penalties Drawn 2 vs. Villanova (2/11/12)
Ejection Goals 2 8x, Last vs. Concordia (3/12/14)
Penalty Goals 1 7x, Last vs. Harvard (4/27/13)

Year GP Goals Assists Points Steals ED
2011 27 32 30 62 18 24
2012 27 49 50 99 32 30
2013 28 50 61 111 19 26
TOTAL 82 131 141 272 69 80
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