LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell head men’s water polo coach John McBride on Tuesday announced the Bison Class of 2019. The class includes four players, including two from Europe, one from California and one from the Chicago area.
“We are bringing in a talented class that includes players from some of the hotbeds of water polo,” commented McBride, who ranks fourth on the program’s all-time wins list with 63 victories in four seasons. “We have had plenty of recent success, but these players will help us as we aim to contend for a CWPA Championship title and a berth in the NCAA Championship.”
Bucknell finished the 2014 season with a 17-9 record and placed fifth at the CWPA Championship. The Bison equaled their most victories since winning 20 games in 2007.
Bucknell Men’s Water Polo Recruiting Class
Borna Bolanca – Zagreb, Croatia/1st Gymnasium
Johnathan Coleman – Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Polytechnic
Marko Djordjevic – Belgrade, Serbia/Eighth Belgrade Gymnasyum
Danny Farmer – LaGrange, Ill./Fenwick
Borna Bolanca (Zagreb, Croatia/1st Gymnasium) – Borna Bolanca … born Feb. 2, 1997 ... son of Ines Krivak and Teodor Bolanca … attended 1st Gymnasium in Zagreb … played water polo for HAVK Mladost … helped team to become Champions of Croatia … team also earned silver medal twice and bronze medal three times ... also participated in various international tournaments, including the Tom Hoad Cup, Mali Medo International Tournament and Mladi Galeb International Tournament.
Johnathan Coleman (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Polytechnic) – Johnathan Alfonzo Coleman … born June 5, 1997 in Harbor City, California … son of Mitrena Hobson … four-year water polo letterwinner at Long Beach Polytechnic High School … also a two-year swimming letterwinner … two-time all-league selection in water polo … all-league swimmer … swim team captain … finished career as school record-holder in 200 free relay … member of United Water Polo Club in Huntington Beach … has a younger brother, Donovan Brown.
Marko Djordjevic (Belgrade, Serbia/Eighth Belgrade Gymnasyum) – Marko Djordjevic … born Dec. 9, 1995 in Belgrade, Serbia … son of Vladan and Sofjia … played water polo for VK Partizan for eight years … former teammate of current Bison Ratimir Babic … member of VK Partizan teams that won U12, U14, U 16 and U18 Serbian Championships … also been on teams that won Paris International Tournament, Apollo Sports Tournament in Greece and the Olympic Hopes Tournament in Montenegro … helped high school team to Serbia water polo championship in 2010-11 and rowing team to high school rowing title in 2012-13 … has one brother, Filip.
Danny Farmer (LaGrange, Ill./Fenwick) – Daniel Francis Farmer … born May 29, 1997 in Oak Park, Illinois … son of Jim and Bea Farmer … four-year member of swimming team and water polo team at Fenwick High School … attended same high school as current Bison Matt Bresnahan … All-American, All-Sectional and two-time All-State water polo selection … also named an academic All-American … team captain as a senior … helped team to one state title and three sectional championships … made NTSC camp four times … has one brother, Matthew, who plays water polo at UCLA.