Meg Blitzer Named to ECAC Women's Water Polo All-Tournament Team
April 6, 2005
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Senior Meg Blitzer was named to the ECAC Women's Water Polo All-Tournament First Team for her performance in leading Bucknell to a fifth-place finish at last weekend's ECAC Championships at Kinney Natatorium.
Blitzer scored at least one goal in each of the three games for the Bison over the weekend and finished with five goals and three assists as Bucknell equaled its best-ever finish at the ECAC Championships with a 2-1 record.
The Durham, N.H., native opened the weekend with a team-high two goals and one assist during a 6-4 loss to Brown. She then registered two goals and two assists in a 9-5 victory against George Washington later that day. Blitzer wrapped up her solid weekend with one goal in an 8-5 win over Wagner.
Bucknell's all-time leading goal scorer, Blitzer leads the team with 45 goals this season and is tied for the squad lead with 17 assists for a total of 62 points. Already the holder of Bucknell's single-season goals record with 66 last year, Blitzer broke the career mark of 161 earlier this season. She has extended that standard to 177. With 75 career assists to go along with her goal total, she is just five points shy of equaling Adrienne Schober's three-year-old record of 257 points.
Blitzer was Bucknell's only representative on the all-tournament teams. Bronwen Knox of Hartwick was named the Most Outstanding Player. The top-seeded Hawks, who finished second in the two-day event, lost to Princeton 7-6 in the championship game. Knox was one of four Hartwick players honored, most in the eight-team field, while three Princeton players earned accolades. Harvard also had three players cited, while players from Brown (two) and Wagner (one) rounded out the list of 14 honorees.
The Bison (17-8), who host the Southern Championships at Kinney Natatorium April 23-24, will be on the road this weekend in College Park, Md., and Washington, D.C. Bucknell will play Salem International and Maryland Saturday. Sunday will feature a game at George Washington at 11 a.m.