Bucknell Men's Water Polo BIO
22 Rade Joksimovic
Career: Finished 2016 campaign ranked 10th on program's career list with 23 sprints won.
2016 (Freshman): 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 ... Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference East Region Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year ... also a First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference selection ... named MVP and Rookie of the Tournament at Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Championship ... also named First Team All-Tournament ... earned 16 weekly awards ... Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Rookie of the Week eight times ... Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Player of the Week four times ... Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference 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 Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference 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 Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference weekly awards on Sept. 20 after Bison Invitational performance ... was named Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference 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 Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Rookie of the Week on Oct. 11 after 13 goals and three assists against conference opponents George Washington and Navy ... named Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference 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 Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference 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 Mid-Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week on Nov. 8 after 17 goals against league foes Fordham, Wagner and Johns Hopkins ... named Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Player and Rookie of the Week after scoring game-high six goals in NCAA loss at Harvard.
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.
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