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Athlete of the Week: Logan Schofield ’20, Men’s Water Polo

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Leah Fogelsanger, Staff Writer

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As the regular season comes to a close, center Logan Schofield ’20 and the rest of the men’s water polo team are excited for the postseason. Schofield attributes his team’s success in and out of the pool to the team’s dynamic and mentality.

“The team mentality we always strive for is to never get complacent with our performances and to play for one another every day. This year our team chemistry in and out of the pool has been great, which makes it that much easier to come to practice and push each other to do the best we can,” Schofield said.

In order to continue their success, facing challenges as a team is crucial.

“This year the biggest challenge we have faced is the fact that we have a considerably smaller team than in previous years,” Schofield said. “Because of this, every player on the team, during practice and in games, has to give 110 percent to ensure that we can still be successful with the circumstances presented to us.”

During his career at the University, Schofield attributes a majority of his personal success and motivation to the team’s head coach John McBride.

“Coach McBride has been a huge influence and motivator for me during the last three years. He has helped open new doors for me in the sport since the first day I came to Bucknell and I am very grateful that he spends the time he does to make sure that every person on the team reaches and exceeds their own potential,” Schofield said.

Reflecting on his years of playing water polo, Schofield recalls his favorite memories playing for the Bison.

“My favorite memory of my career so far has to be being a part of the 2016 team that won the conference championship. The season is always very long and very taxing, so having something to show for the work put in throughout the year is always a special feeling,” Schofield said.

Schofield shared the team’s excitement for postseason play, as the Bison enter the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) tournament as the top seed.

“The competition this year in the conference is very strong and we are looking forward to continuing our form into the final weeks of the season,” Schofield said. “This year’s seniors have played a huge role in building the team over their time at Bucknell and sending them off with a season to remember would be the least the rest of the team could do for them.”

The Bison begin their postseason action on Nov. 16 when they travel to New York for the MAWPC Championships.

2018 SEASON STATS:

24 games started

78 shots

9 steals

Team-high 118 ejections drawn

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