LEWISBURG, Pa. – Five new faces will appear on the Bucknell women's water polo roster in 2018 as Bison head coach John McBride has announced the program's latest recruiting class.
“I am excited to welcome such a large and talented class to Bucknell,” commented McBride, who will be in his sixth year on the Kinney Natatorium pool deck in 2017-18. “These incoming players will help to bolster our depth next spring and in the years to come as we aim to challenge for conference championships.”
Bucknell is coming off a 14-18 record this spring, finishing sixth at the CWPA Championship.
Bucknell Women's Water Polo Recruiting Class
Ally Furano – Stamford, Conn./The Ursuline School
Marcela Herrera – Windermere, Fla./Olympia
Kali Hyhman – Garden Grove, Calif./Huntington Beach
Tatym Racz - Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon
Molly Teresi – Los Gatos, Calif./Archbishop Mitty
Ally Furano (Stamford, Conn./The Ursuline School) – Alexandra Grace Furano … born Feb. 2, 1999 in Stamford, Connecticut … daughter of Jeff and Chris Furano … mother, Chris, played tennis at Georgetown … four-year varsity swimmer at The Ursuline School … four-year New York State Sectional Swimming Championship qualifier … four-year academic All-American … competed with the Greenwich Aquatics Water Polo Club … played two years with the US ODP Water Polo Cadet National Team … Junior Olympics Water Polo All-American … uncle, John, played football at Brown and with the New York Jets … aunt, Sydney, played tennis at Connecticut … aunt, Susan, competed in squash at Colgate … has two siblings, Paige and Matthew.
Marcela Herrera (Windermere, Fla./Olympia) - Marcela Herrera … born Oct. 13, 1998 in Medellin, Colombia … daughter of Eduardo and Adriana Herrera … has two brothers, Matin and Mateo, and one sister, Manuela, a current member on the women's water polo team … both parents were members of golf teams at BYU … cousin, Christina Herrera, attended Bucknell and graduated in 2010 … four-year swimming and water polo letterwinner at Olympia High School … earned all-metro, all-area and All-America honors as a water polo player ... named school's Athlete of the Year as a senior … four-time swimming metro and district champion … three-time water polo metro champion … four-time water polo district and regional champion … played club water polo with the Orlando Thunder for three summers … competed with Big Valley at the Junior Olympics.
Kali Hyhman (Garden Grove, Calif./Huntington Beach) – Kalista G. Hyman … born Dec. 5, 1998 in Mesa, Arizona … four-year swimming letterwinner at Huntington Beach High School … three-year water polo letterwinner … daughter of Karla and Thomas Hyman … three-year All-Sunset selection … two-time All-CIF honoree … an All-Empire selection … school record holder for goals and steals … four-year scholar-athlete … two-year academic All-American … USA Water Polo National Junior Olympic All-American … selected for Olympic Development Cadet and Youth Level by USA Water Polo … father, Thomas, played water polo at Cypress College … has two sisters, Victoria and Marina.
Tatym Racz (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) – Tatym Solana Rose Racz … born Feb. 15, 1999 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada … daughter of Tanya and Kent Racz … three-year women's water polo letterwinner at La Costa Canyon High School … team captain her senior season … team's leading scorer her junior and senior years … named to Senior All-Star Team in San Diego County … earned La Costa Canyon's “Maverick” Award … SA Water Polo Outstanding Achievement All-American … three-time CIF San Diego Section All-Academic Team member … three-time San Diego Shores Junior Olympics Participant … has one sibling, Ethan.
Molly Teresi (Los Gatos, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) – Molly Kathryn Teresi … born May 19, 1999 in San Jose, California … daughter of Todd and Jenny Teresi … mother, Jenny, played tennis at Santa Clara … father, Todd, played football at Claremont McKenna … lettered in water polo and swimming at Archbishop Mitty High School… as a swimmer, was a WCAL champion in the 100 and 200 free … graduated with school record in the 200 free … in water polo, was a two-time All-WCAL and All-CCS honoree … earned team's High Point Award while earning offensive MVP honors … represented the CCS in the Pacific All-Star Game … led team in sprints won and goals as a junior and senior ... played with Stanford Water Polo Club, helping team rank No. 7 in the nation … has two brothers, Nick and Nate.