Third Time in Program History Multiple Bison Honored in Same Season
Feature Story on Bucknell Men's Water Polo Seniors Brian Barron and Matt Napleton
2012 Holiday Edition
Barron, Napleton, Else, Aleksic Earn Individual Awards in Recent Days
Fourth-Quarter Comeback Forces OT, But Bison Men's Water Polo Falls to St. Francis (N.Y.) 10-9 in Eastern Championship Title Game
Bison Finish Second at Easterns for First Time Since 1993
2011: Team's second-leading scorer with 44 goals ... second on team in points (70) ... third in assists (26) ... led the team in steals (39) ... played in 21 of 25 games, starting 18 ... went 4-for-4 on sprints ... posted career highs in goals, assists, points, steals, shots and ejections drawn ... 13 multi-goal outings ... 22 goals in first seven games ... scored at least one goal in 19 of 21 games played ... registered at least one point in every game played ... won all four sprints, boosting career total to 85-for-151 ... CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week on Oct. 11 ... named CWPA All-Southern Division First Team ... named All-Eastern Championship Second Team.
2010: Team's primary sprinter for a second straight year, winning 42 of 74 sprints ... played in all 29 games, earning 24 starts to tie for third-most on squad ... fourth on team in goals (31) and third in assists (19) ... set career highs in every statistical category ... second on Bison in steals (33) ... posted at least one steal in 21 games, tallying a season-high five vs. Queens ... scored 13 goals in season's first seven games ... had 20 points after seven games played ... nine multi-goal outings, including four straight at one point ... 17 multi-point contests ... season-high five points (3g, 2a) vs. Queens ... four games with at least four points ... won 18 of first 24 sprints against conference foes ... finished season winning 23 of 35 vs. league opponents ... started final 18 games of campaign ... named CWPA Southern Division Co-Player of the Week on Oct. 20 after totaling seven goals, three assists and seven steals in four league games at Kinney Natatorium.
2009: Freshman that received most playing time ... named team's Rookie of the Year ... appeared in all 31 games, making nine starts ... team's top sprinter, winning 39 of 73 sprints ... also posted 19 goals, seven assists and 26 points ... registered at least one goal in each of first five games ... totaled season highs for goals (4), assists (2) and points (6) vs. Penn State Behrend ... five multi-point outings ... member of CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team ... two-time CWPA Rookie of the Week.
High School: Three-sport star at Fenwick High School ... four-year letterwinner in water polo and swimming ... also earned three letters in cross country ... two-time All-American in water polo ... also earned all-state and all-conference honors twice in water polo ... helped water polo squad to three state titles ... three-time swimming All-American ... two-time all-state swimmer ... swimming team captain as a senior ... all-conference cross country runner in 2007 ... high school teammate of Bison classmate Matt Napleton.
Personal: Brian Michael Barron ... born March 26, 1991 in Hinsdale, Ill. ... son of Michael and Mary Barron ... has four siblings between the ages of 16 and 23 ... father was a swimmer at Iowa State (1979-83) ... sister, Meghan, is a former member of swimming & diving team at Penn ... brother, Danny, is a senior at Fordham and plays water polo ... majoring in civil engineering.