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9 Sam Rickels

Team Captain in 2015 and 2016 ... finished career with 52 goals, 20 assists, 72 points, 75 ground balls, 94 draw controls, 35 caused turnovers ... ranked No. 9 on team's career draw controls list.

In 2016: Strong senior year, starting all 18 games in the midfield while earning a spot on the Academic All-Patriot League Team ... tallied 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points ... also had 49 draw controls, 25 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers ... ranked ninth in the Patriot League in draw controls ... recorded a point in 14 of 18 games, with a high of four on two goals and two assists against Saint Francis (Pa.) ... had seven other multi-point games, including two-goal performances against Army West Point and Navy ... career-high six draw controls against both Mount St. Mary's and Army ... had five ground balls in a 10-9 home win over Holy Cross ... caused three turnovers against Navy. 

In 2015: Played in 16 games with eight starts as a midfielder ... scored 12 goals and handed out one assist for 13 points ... scored three times in a win over Saint Francis ... added two goals against Manhattan, Winthrop and American ... also logged 23 ground balls, 13 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers ... season-high four ground balls against Villanova.

In 2014: Tied for third on the team with 13 goals and also had three assists for 16 points ... recorded a hat trick in a win over Saint Francis ... had two-goal outings against Loyola, Colgate and Lafayette ... tallied a goal and an assist against Johns Hopkins ... logged nine ground balls, with a high of three against Howard ... also forced eight turnovers and collected six draw controls. 

In 2013: Was Bucknell's top rookie performer ... started every game as an offensive midfielder and tallied 14 goals and five assists for 19 points ... also collected 26 draw controls, 18 ground balls and four caused turnovers ... first career goal came in season opener against No. 18 Stony Brook ... recorded first career hat trick in season finale at Marist ... had a two-goal game and also handed out an assist in a win over St. Bonaventure ... put together a seven-game goal-scoring streak ... season-high four draw controls against Lehigh. 

Personal/H.S.: Born Apr. 15, 1994 in Baltimore, Md. ... daughter of Cathy and Donald Rickels ... has an older brother, D.J., who was a three-time Honorable Mention All-America lacrosse player at McDaniel College ... father played soccer at West Chester ... lettered in lacrosse and soccer and captained both teams at Towson High School ... played in senior all-star games in both sports ... earned team's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Award ... team MVP in soccer ... majored in early childhood education ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll all four years ... named to 2016 Academic All-Patriot League Team ... invited to attend NCAA Leadership Forum in Providence, R.I., in November 2013 ... member of Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy.

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Forest Hill, Md.
High School: Towson


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