Colonial of the Week - Women's Water Polo's Rachael Bentley
Senior Became Program's All-Time Leading Scorer
April 8, 2014
Name: Rachael Bentley
Sport: Women's Water Polo
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
High School: Riverside Poly
Senior Rachael Bentley became GW women's water polo's all-time leading goal scorer as she helped lead the Colonials to a 2-1 weekend against Southern Division rivals with nine goals and seven assists. She scored nine points on five goals and four assists and added a career-high four steals in GW's 13-5 win over Mercyhurst. The nine points equal the second-highest single-game total in program history. Bentley then scored four goals in GW's 8-7 victory over Bucknell, including all three of the Colonials' markers in the decisive fourth quarter, tying the game with 51 seconds left and netting the game-winner at the buzzer. Bentley shot 69 percent (9-for-13) on the weekend, scoring on all five attempts against the Lakers.
Already GW's all-time leader in assists (186) and points (359), Bentley became GW's all-time leading scorer with 173 career goals on Saturday, surpassing Morgan Hooker's previous mark of 170 set from 2004-07. This season, the Riverside, Calif., native leads the Colonials with 87 points - the fifth-highest single-season total in program history - on 42 goals and 45 assists.
Get it to Grandma
Before she could turn her focus to a return to GW water polo, Maddy Johnson had more immediate concerns. After surgeries to repair torn labrums in both...
Women's Water Polo's Ponce Tabbed Co-Rookie of the Week
George Washington's Alana Ponce has been named Collegiate Water Polo Association Co-Rookie of the Week for her play on the final weekend of the regular season.
Women’s Water Polo Takes Regular Season Finale
George Washington women’s water polo edged Brown, 8-7, on Sunday afternoon in its regular season finale at Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool.
Women’s Water Polo Takes Down No. 19 Harvard
Alana Ponce posted three goals and four assists to power George Washington women’s water polo to a 14-12 win over No. 19 Harvard on Saturday evening at...
Women's Water Polo Closes Regular Season at Princeton
George Washington women's water polo finishes its regular season this weekend with a trip to Princeton, N.J., for four Collegiate Water Polo Association games.
Women's Water Polo Closes CWPA Weekend with Win
George Washington women’s water polo held Saint Francis (Pa.) scoreless into the fourth quarter in a 10-1 win Sunday afternoon to finish its opening...
Women's Water Polo Ready for CWPA Play
George Washington women's water polo kicks off Collegiate Water Polo Association play this weekend with four games, including three against ranked opponents,...
Women's Water Polo's Ponce Named Rookie of the Week
George Washington's Alana Ponce has been named Collegiate Water Polo Association Rookie of the Week.