The George Washington University: Women's Water Polo

Rachael Bentley
Rachael Bentley

Riverside, CA

High School:
Riverside Poly



Geological Sciences & Archaeology


Eight Women's Water Polo Players Earn Academic Honors from ACWPC, CWPA

Bentley, Dickson, Littlejohn Recognized for Fourth Straight Season


94 Student-Athletes Among Over 6,000 GW Graduates in 2014

Annual Commencement on National Mall Highlights Weeklong Activities


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


WWP vs. Harvard

George Washington v Harvard

Catching Up: Bentley Thrives at George Washington (Riverside Press Enterprise, 4/22/11) Finishes her career as GW's career leader in goals (175), assists (187), total points (362) and ejection goals (52) ... Scored more than 100 points more than any other Colonial in program history ... Owns the top three single-season assist totals at GW ... Ranks second all-time in career shooting percentage (.476), sixth in field blocks (17), seventh in ejections drawn (102) and shots (368) and eighth in penalty goals (8) ... One of two Colonials ever to be named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week five times in her career.

CWPA All-Southern Division Second Team ... Led the team with 90 points and 46 assists ... The 46 assists were the third-highest single-season total in program history while the 90 points rank fifth ... Also ranked third with 44 goals, 22 ejections drawn and five field blocks and fourth with 21 steals ... Scored her 44 goals on just 90 shots for a .489 shooting percentage, second-best on the team and ninth-best in a season in program history ... Scored a team-high 14 ejection goals, tied for the fourth-most ever by a Colonial in a season ... Tallied multiple points in 21 of 24 games played and scored multiple goals 12 times, including five hat tricks ... Opened the season with five points on four goals and an assist at Villanova (Feb. 1) ... Recorded a career-high four ejections drawn and added five points (2g, 3a) against Wagner at the Princeton Invitational (Feb. 8) ... Again had four ejections drawn against the 20th-ranked Seahawks a week later at the Bucknell Invitational (Feb. 14) ... Matched a program record with six assists against Villanova at the CWPA/MAAC Crossover (Feb. 22) ... Third time in her career with six assists in a game, only Colonial to do it more than once ... Scored seven points on five goals and two assists at Cal Lutheran (March 12) ... Tallied a season-high nine points on five goals and four assists against Mercyhurst (April 5) ... The nine points equal the second-highest single-game total in program history ... Third time in her career with at least nine points in a game, only Colonial to do it more than once ... Added a career-high four steals against the Lakers ... Named Southern Division Player of the Week on April 7 ... Named team MVP ... Recognized on the ACWPC All-Academic Team and the CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team with excellent status.

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 Shots Pct. Steals ED Blocks
2011 27 32 30 62 86 .372 18 24 7
2012 27 49 50 99 94 .521 32 30 4
2013 28 50 61 111 98 .510 19 26 1
2014 24 44 46 90 90 .489 21 22 5
TOTAL 106 175 187 362 368 .476 90 102 17
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