The George Washington University: Women's Water Polo

Jacqueline Bywater
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Jacqueline  Bywater

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Riverside, CA

High School:
Riverside Poly

Height:
5-7

Position:
Attack

Major:
International Affairs



05/01/2016

GW Women's Water Polo Edged by Brown, 6-4, in Finale

Colonials Take Eighth at CWPA Championship

04/30/2016

GW Women's Water Polo Splits First Day of CWPA Championship

Colonials to Face Harvard or Connecticut College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

04/28/2016

GW Women's Water Polo Set for CWPA Championship

Eighth-Seeded Colonials Face No. 9 Connecticut College in First Round on Friday

04/17/2016

GW Women's Water Polo Falls to Ranked Opponents in Regular-Season Finale

Colonials Prepare for CWPA Championship in Two Weeks

04/16/2016

GW Women's Water Polo Drops Two CWPA Matches

Colonials Conclude Regular Season With Two Games on Sunday

02/22/2015

WWP vs. Siena

George Washington v Siena


Enters the season ranked ninth all-time at GW in career assists (76), eighth in total points (210), tied for eighth in field blocks (17), ninth in shots (363), seventh in penalty goals (13) and 10th in ejection goals (32) ... One of three Colonials ever to score 50 or more goals in two different seasons.

2016
Ranked second on the team with 52 goals, 65 points, 39 steals and nine field blocks and was third with 13 assists ... The 52 goals were the 10th-highest single-season total in program history and the nine field blocks were tied for ninth ... Scored 16 man-up goals on the year, tied for the fifth-most ever by a Colonial ... Also recorded eight ejections drawn ... Took 141 shots on the year, second-most on the team, and posted a .369 shooting percentage, which ranked third ... Notched her first hat trick of the season and added an assist and three steals at VMI (March 1) ... Tallied four goals, three steals and an ejection drawn against VMI at home two days later (March 3) ... Recorded three points (2g, 1a) and three steals against Bucknell at the Wolverine Invite (March 5) ... Registered four points (3g, 1a), three steals and a field block against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Lancer Invite (March 11) ... Had two goals, three steals and two field blocks in a 10-8 win over No. 22 Iona the next day (March 12) ... Scored a season-high six goals and added an assist for seven points plus a steal and two ejections drawn against Brown (April 9) ... Five of her goals against the Bears came on power plays ... Followed with four points (2g, 2a) and a field block against No. 21 Hartwick later that day ... Concluded the weekend with six points on five goals and an assist plus one field block against Bucknell (April 10) ... Tallied five points on four goals and an assist plus one steal at St. Francis-Brooklyn (April 15) ... Had two goals and four steals against No. 13 Indiana (April 16) ... Recorded a career-high three field blocks, matching the second-highest single-game total in program history, against No. 6 Michigan the next day (April 17) ... Notched a hat trick against No. 18 Harvard later that day ... Scored a team-high four goals and added an assist, a steal and a field block against Connecticut College in the opening game of the CWPA Championship (April 29).

2015
All-CWPA Division I/II Second Team ... Set GW single-season records with 82 goals, 63 assists, 145 points, 222 shots and 96 steals during her rookie campaign ... Added eight field blocks, tied for the ninth-highest single-season total in program history ... Scored 16 power play goals, tied for the fourth-most in a season ever by a Colonial ... Tallied nine penalty goals, which ranks fourth on GW's single-season list ... Notched 13 hat tricks on the season ... Tallied three goals, three assists and four steals in her collegiate debut against Bucknell at the Bison Invite (Feb. 14) ... Matched the program's 14-year-old single-game scoring record with eight goals and 11 points against Notre Dame (Ohio) later that day ... Finished the weekend with nine points on five goals and four assists against Siena (Feb. 15) ... Named CWPA Division I/II Rookie of the Week for the first week of the season ... Had four goals and four steals against Iona at the Villanova Invite (Feb. 21) ... Tallied seven points (5g, 2a) against St. Francis-Brooklyn and five points (3g, 2a) and five steals against Villanova on the second day of the tournament (Feb. 22) ... Named CWPA Division I/II Player and Rookie of the Week for the second week of the season, becoming just the third GW freshmen to win both awards in the same week ... Recorded six points (2g, 4a) and six steals against Mercyhurst (March 1) ... Had five points (3g, 2a) and five steals against Occidental and seven points (4g, 3a) and four steals at Claremon-Mudd-Scripps at the Convergence Tournament (March 6) ... Earned her third Rookie of the Week nod for the week ending March 8 ... Tallied seven points on five goals and two assists at Redlands (March 9) ... Recorded seven points (4g, 3a) and four steals at Cal Lutheran (March 11) ... Again equaled the program record with eight goals and 11 points and added five steals against St. Francis-Brooklyn (March 28) ... Named CWPA Division I/II Player and Rookie of the Week for the second time for the week ending March 29, becoming the first Colonial ever to win both awards twice in the same season ... Set a GW and CWPA record with four Rookie of the Week honors.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Riverside Poly ... 2014 Athlete of the Year ... Led her team to back-to-back league titles, the 2014 CIF championship and the 2013 CIF finals ... Earned first-team All-League and All-CIF as a junior and senior ... Totaled 166 goals in her final two scholastic seasons, including 91 as a senior ... Team captain ... Four-time All-Academic team selection and two-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American ... Five-time Junior Olympic team member ... Also excelled in swimming in high school, leading Riverside Poly to the 2013 league title and CIF finals ... Competed in cross country for two seasons, winning the league title in 2013 ... Also competed in softball as a senior and won the league championship ... An honor escort who graduated in the top seven percent of her class ... Served as ASB freshman president and junior vice president.

PERSONAL
Jacqueline Muzette Bywater ... Born Oct. 15, 1995, in Corona, California ... Daughter of Kathleen and Garr Bywater ... Has a younger sister, Lauren ... Intends to major in international affairs.

CAREER HIGHS
Goals 8* 2x, Last vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (3/28/15)
Assists 4 vs. Mercyhurst (3/1/15)
Points 11* 2x, Last vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (3/28/15)
Shots 16 vs. Mercyhurst (3/1/15)
Steals 6 vs. Mercyhurst (3/1/15)
Blocks 3 vs. #6 Michigan (4/17/16)
Ejections Drawn 2 2x, Last vs. Brown (4/9/16)
Ejection Goals 5 vs. Brown (4/9/16)
Penalty Goals 1 12x, Last vs. Connecticut College (4/29/16)
*-GW Record

CAREER STATISTICS
Year Goals Assists Points Shots Pct. Steals ED Blocks
2015 82 63 145 222 .369 96 9 8
2016 52 13 65 141 .369 39 8 9
TOTAL 134 76 210 363 .369 135 17 17
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