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22 Rade Joksimovic

2016 Third Team ACWPC All-American ... 2017 Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American ... two-time MAWPC East Region Player of the Year (2017 & 2016) ... two-time All-MAWPC First Team (2017 & 2016) ... two-time All-MAWPC Championship First Team (2017 & 2016) ... 2016 MAWPC Championship MVP ... 2016 MAWPC East Region Rookie of the Year ... 2016 MAWPC Championship Rookie of the Tournament ... enters 2018 ranked fourth among Bison in career goals (260), fourth in career shots (415), sixth in career steals (162) and ninth in career sprints won (42) ... 2016 total of 184 points stands fourth in school history ... owns two spots in Bucknell's single-season top 10 in goals: second (154, 2016) and 10th (106, 2017) ... holds the school record in single-season shots (264, 2016) as well as the eighth-highest total (151, 2017) ... owns two spots in Bucknell's single-season top 10 in steals: second (86, 2017) and sixth (76, 2016) ... set school record with 14 goals against Connecticut College in the first round of the 2016 MAWPC Championship. 

2017: Named an Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American ... recognized as the MAWPC East Region Player of the Year for the second-straight season ... honored on the All-MAWPC First Team and All-MAWPC Championship First Team ... one of two players to start all 31 games ... team leader with 141 points on 106 goals and 35 assists ... 106 goals good for 10th in school history ... became only the third Bison to reach the 100-goal plateau in more than one season, joining Bucknell Athletics and Collegiate Water Polo Association Hall of Fame members Scott Schulte ’81 and Jeff Hilk ’86 ... led the Bison with 86 steals, the second-highest total in program history ... also second among Bison in assists and third with 33 ejections drawn ... went 19 for 28 in sprints ... netted multiple goals in 25 of 31 games, with at least a hat trick in 22 ... nine outings where recorded at least five goals ... registered season-best 10 points and nine goals against Mercyhurst (11/17, MAWPC Championship), both the team's season-high total ... also had a seven-goal outing against No. 18 Cal Baptist (10/21) and six-goal efforts against La Salle (9/16) and Navy (10/28) ... logged season-best four assists against No. 16 Cal Baptist (9/3) ... registered season-high seven steals against No. 15 Brown (10/14), Johns Hopkins (10/28) and Mercyhurst (11/17, MAWPC Championship) ... drew season-best four ejections against No. 10 Harvard (9/10) and No. 11 Princeton (10/15) ... earned Excellent Recognition on the ACWPC All-Academic Team. 

2016: Named a Third Team ACWPC All-American ... Bucknell's first All-American since 1980 ... only second Bison player (along with Scott Schulte) to earn All-America honors ... MAWPC East Region Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year ... also a First Team All-MAWPC selection ... named MVP and Rookie of the Tournament at the MAWPC Championship ... also named First Team All-Tournament ... earned 16 weekly awards ... MAWPC Rookie of the Week eight times ... MAWPC Player of the Week four times ... MAWPC Defensive Player of the Week once ... Bison Athlete of the Week three times ... three double-figure goal games (14, 12, 10) ... broke 17-year-old Bucknell record for goals in a game (14) against Connecticut College ... finished season with 154 goals to rank tied for second on program's single-season list ... 184 points ranked fourth on that single-season list ... second on team with 76 steals to rank fifth on school's single-season list ... broke Bucknell record for shots (264) in a season ... scored at least one goal in all 28 games ... 18 games with at least five goals ... outscored second-highest goal scorer on team by 112 goals ... third on team with 36 ejections drawn ... eight steals vs. Salem International marked most by a Bison player all season ... 15 points (14g, 1a) marked most by a Bison player in a game all year ... named inaugural MAWPC Player and Rookie of the Week (Sept. 5) after leading Bison with 10 goals on season-opening weekend at Bruno Classic ... scored seven goals vs. MIT in first career game which marked most goals by a Bison since November 2014 ... totaled 23 goals, seven assists and 22 steals during 4-0 weekend at September's Bison Invitational to earn Bison Athlete of the Week honors (Sept. 19) ... scored eight goals in a win over Salem International at Bison Invitational to mark most goals by a Bucknell player since 2012 ... totaled 14 points in that game to become first Bison to register double-figure points in a game since at least 2001 ... swept MAWPC weekly awards on Sept. 20 after Bison Invitational performance ... was named MAWPC Player, Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week on Sept. 20 ... first men's player to win all three awards in one week ... won a second consecutive Bison Athlete of the Week Award on Sept. 26 following 17 goals in 3-0 weekend at Navy, George Washington and Johns Hopkins ... scored season-high nine goals in win at Navy, the highest total for a Bison player since 1999 ... named MAWPC Rookie of the Week on Oct. 11 after 13 goals and three assists against conference opponents George Washington and Navy ... named MAWPC Co-Rookie of the Week on Oct. 19 after totaling 20 goals, six assists, six steals and six ejections drawn at Harvard Invitational ... scored 12 goals against Iona at Harvard Invitational, a figure that ranked tied for second on program's single-game goals list ... named MAWPC Co-Rookie of the Week on Oct. 26 after registering 17 goals, two assists, eight steals and eight ejections drawn at Santa Clara Rodeo ... named MAWPC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 8 after 17 goals against league foes Fordham, Wagner and Johns Hopkins ... named MAWPC and Rookie of the Week after scoring game-high six goals in NCAA loss at Harvard ... earned Superior Recognition on the ACWPC All-Academic Team. 

Before Bucknell: Member of the Serbian National Team for six years … helped team to first-place finishes at international tournaments in Montenegro and Australia … also captured first place in International Club Tournament in Serbia … team finished in second place at Serbian National Championship and international tournaments in Turkey, Malta and Hungary … attended Gimnazija Jovan Javanovic Zmaj for high school … spent senior year of high school at Druga Kragujevacka Gimnazija.

Personal: Rade Joksimovic … born July 11, 1996 in Novi Sad, Serbia … son of Jadranka and the late Darko … has two older siblings, a sister, Ines, and a brother, Nikola ... major is undeclared.

Position: Attacker
Year: Junior
Hometown: Novi Sad, Serbia
High School: Gimnazija Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj
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