LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell women’s water polo sophomore Emily Konishi has been named Fifth Quarter Fresh Bison Athlete of the Week, after totaling six goals, 16 assists, 10 steals and two ejections drawn in a four-game weekend at Kinney Natatorium.
Konishi opened the weekend with a historic eight-assist performance in a 14-6 win over George Washington on Saturday afternoon. Her eight assists set the program record for assists in a single game. Konishi finished with 10 points in the victory, tying the school-record for most points in a single match. The last Bison to finish with 10 points was Kandis Canonica in 2011. In the nightcap against No. 10 Princeton, she handed out two assists.
On Sunday, Konishi scored three goals and dished out a team-high four assists in a 12-5 win over Saint Francis (Pa.). She followed that up with one goal and two assists against No. 7 Michigan.
Konishi now has a team-high 48 assists this year, which is currently the ninth-highest total in a single season. She has recorded 83 helpers in her first two years at Bucknell, which ranks 15th all-time.
The sophomore also leads the team in points (83), steals (45) and sprints (31). Konishi’s sprint percentage of .838 (31-37) at the moment stands as the highest percentage in a single season in Bucknell history.
Bucknell (13-13, 2-3 CWPA) has one last weekend of competition before the CWPA Championships. The Bison will travel to Oneonta, New York, for three games, including contests against Harvard (Apr. 8), Indiana (Apr. 8) and Brown (Apr. 9).