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Princeton M. Water Polo BIO
11 Kurt Buchbinder

2012: Played in 29 games, starting 19 ... tallied 22 goals, 22 steals, 17 assists, eight blocks and won 37 sprints ... had a pair of goals, three steals and an assist versus Cal Lutheran (9/7) ... scored a goal, made an assist, three blocks, drew an ejection and won three sprints versus George Washington (9/22) ... had a pair of goals and steals, an assist and a block versus No. 17 Santa Clara (9/30) ... was 3-for-3 in shot attempts and added an assist, won a sprint and drew an ejection versus Mercyhurst (11/18).

2011: Played in 33 games, starting 30 ... tallied 17 goals, 23 assists, 14 steals, a block and won 35 sprints.

2010: Earned Southern Rookie of the Year honors following his freshman campaign at Princeton. Buchbinder was a two-time Southern Rookie of the Week as he contributed 16 goals, 13 assists and 15 steals in 27 games played. The freshman started 10 games in the middle of the season and 11 of his 16 goals came in those 10 starts. Buchbinder recorded a season-high four goals in a loss to St. Francis and then added four two-goal games in wins over Johns Hopkins, Iona, Gannon and Hopkins again. Buchbinder added two-assist performances against Iona, Gannon and Bucknell and added four two-steal outings. He drew a season-high four ejections in a regular season win over Hopkins.

Personal: Buchbinder attended Chadwick School and holds the school's single-season record with 138 goals and 78 steals, and a pair of career records with 341 goals and 225. Buchbinder was a three-time first-team Daily Breeze All-Area pick for water polo, a three-time first-team All-CIF, a three-time first-team All-Prep League honoree and was the league's Co-MVP for both water polo and swimming as a senior. Buchbinder also made the Daily Breeze All-Area team for swimming as a junior. Buchbinder was team captain in his junior and senior years, was on the Coastal Zone ODP travel team as a junior, and was Academic All-American. Buchbinder has been a member of Los Angeles Water Polo Club for four years and has been on a LAWPC Junior Olympic team three times. Buchbinder was Chadwick ASB President his senior year.

Career Stats

 Season GP Goals Shots Assists Steals Sprints (W-L)
Ej. Drawn
Ejections Blocks
2010 27 16 34 13 15 16-22 21 24 2
2011 33 17 46 23 14 35-43 12 19 1
2012 29 22 46 17 22 37-23 11 22 8
Career 89 55 126 53 51 88-88 44 65 11

   Career Highs
 4, vs. Redlands (10/3/10)
 Assists  3, vs. Mercyhurst (11/4/12)
 3, 3 times, Most Recent vs. Cal Lutheran (9/7/12)
 Ejections Drawn
 4, vs. Johns Hopkins (10/16/10)
 Blocks 3, vs. George Washington (9/22/12)

Awards & Honors

- Southern Rookie of the Year (2010)
- CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team (2010, 2012)
- Southern Rookie of the Week (10/7/10, 11/10/10)
-ACWPC All-Academic (2011, 2012)

Position: Attack
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
City/State: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: The Chadwick School