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1 Charlie Niehaus

2017 All-MAWPC First Team ... 2016 All-MAWPC Championship First Team ... 2016 All-MAWPC Second Team ... graduated ranked second among Bison in career saves (837) and seventh in career games started (91) ... posted the sixth- (287, 2016) and seventh- (282, 2017) highest single-season save totals in Bucknell's history. 

2017: All-MAWPC First Team ... one of two players to start all 31 games ... made 282 stops on 570 shots, a .495 save percentage ... 282 saves good for seventh in Bucknell history ... became the fourth Bison to eclipse 800 career saves over the course of the season ... added 21 steals and eight assists ... had 15 double-figure save outings, topping out at 17 at No. 4 Stanford (10/20) ... surpassed 15 saves six times, including against four ranked teams: No. 18 St. Francis Brooklyn (16, 9/9), No. 10 Harvard (15, 9/10), Stanford and No. 9 UC Davis (16, 10/22) ... registered season-best two assists against Navy (10/28) ... logged season-high four steals against No. 18 George Washington (9/23) ... drew lone ejection against No. 10 Harvard (9/10) ... earned Outstanding Recognition on the ACWPC All-Academic Team. 

2016: All-MAWPC Second Team ... named to the All-MAWPC Championship First Team after posting 15 saves in the title game ... named the MAWPC Defensive Player of the Week after posting 11 saves in NCAA loss at Harvard ... started all 28 games in goal ... posted 287 saves to rank sixth on program's single-season list ... allowed just 219 goals ... totaled 16 double-figure save performances, including season-high 18 against both Johns Hopkins and George Washington ... also registered 18 steals and 17 assists ... had season-high two assists on four occasions ... season-high four steals came in final game of regular season vs. Johns Hopkins ... earned Outstanding Recognition on the ACWPC All-Academic Team. 

2015: Made 30 starts in goal, Bison posted 17 wins in his starts … only goalie on the roster for most of the season … made 254 saves for a .481 goals against average … had 11 double-digit save performances … recorded 16 steals and three assists … made season-high 14 saves against George Washington on Sept. 26 and Navy on Nov. 8 at the Southern Championships … allowed just one goal against Fordham for a .917 save percentage … had a five-game stretch of allowing only single-digit goals to opponents … earned Superior Recognition on the ACWPC All-Academic Team.

2014: Appeared in three games playing behind all-conference goalie senior Keegan Williams ... earned starts against Harvard and Mercyhurst ... second on team with 14 saves, including season-high eight against the Lakers ... .583 save percentage ... played 48 minutes ... recorded an assist against Mercyhurst.

High School: Member of water polo and swimming teams at Mountain View High School … captain of both teams … two-time first-team all-league water polo player … Most Valuable Goalie in league in 2013 … member of CCS All-Star Team in 2013 … helped team to SCVAL league title in 2012 … USA Water Polo Academic All-American.

Personal: Charles Thomas Niehaus … born Feb. 15, 1996 in Leawood, Kansas … son of Tom and Kari Niehaus ... has two siblings, David and Madeline ... major is accounting & financial management.

Position: Goalkeeper
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Altos, Calif.
High School: Mountain View
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