Bucknell Women's Water Polo BIO
1 Manuela Herrera
Graduated ranked fifth among Bison in career saves (616) ... also 10th in single-season saves (234, 2018).
2018: Started 33 of Bucknell's 34 games in the cage ... played 1,024 minutes and made 234 saves on 500 shots ... 234 stops good for 10th in school history ... finished with a .468 save percentage ... reached the double digits in saves seven times, topping out at 12 against George Washington (2/11) ... also stopped 10 shots against three ranked teams in No. 15 Wagner (2/4), No. 15 Long Beach State (3/15) and No. 11 Princeton (4/15) ... became the fifth Bison to eclipse 500 career saves in game against No. 13 Indiana (3/24) ... served as team captain ... earned Superior Recognition ACWPC All-Academic Award.
2016: Split time in goal with junior Haley Derrod for a second straight year ... appeared in 21 and started 20 of team's 33 games ... led team with 113 saves ... played team-high 607 minutes in goal ... played at least 32 minutes in a game 15 times ... team-best .417 save percentage ... posted season-high 10 saves in April win vs. Harvard ... third career double-figure save performance ... earned Superior Recognition ACWPC All-Academic Award.
2015: Split time in goal with sophomore Haley Derrod ... started 13 of team's 28 games ... appeared in 17 contests overall ... team-high 96 saves in 488 minutes ... posted double-figure saves in two of first three games ... 50 of 96 saves came in home games ... 23 saves during CWPA Championship ... played all 32 minutes in a game 13 times.
High School: Four-year member of water polo and swimming teams at Olympia High School … team captain of both squads … named to All-Central Florida and West Metro teams for water polo.
Personal: Manuela Herrera … born Oct. 23, 1996 in Medellin, Colombia … daughter of Eduardo and Adriana Herrera … has two brothers, Martin and Mateo, and one sister, Marcela … both parents were member of golf teams at BYU … father went on to play golf professionally … cousin, Cristina Herrera, attended Bucknell and graduated in 2010 ... majoring in global management.
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