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WATER POLO: USA Men’s Senior National Team Announces Volvo Cup Roster

The USA Men’s Senior National Team will kick off their 2014 competition schedule with a visit to Sznolnok, Hungary to take part in the Volvo Cup this February. Team USA will meet Serbia, Germany, and Hungary in three matches from February 7-9. Head Coach Dejan Udovicic has selected 14 athletes to compete in the event with four athletes making their Senior National Team debut. 2012 Olympian John Mann (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC) leads a team that includes newcomers Drew Holland (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda), Conner Cleary (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Stanford), Dan Matulis (Milford, OH/Long Beach State/Rockford Aquatics), and Thomas Dunstan (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS/Greenwich Aquatics).

The United States is coming off the FINA World Cup qualifier this past December where they defeated Canada in two out of three matches to earn a berth in this summer’s World Cup event in Kazakhstan.

Volvo Cup Schedule
February 7 - USA vs. Serbia - 7am pt
February 8 - USA vs. Germany - 5am pt
February 9 - USA vs. Hungary - 6am pt

USA Men’s Senior National 2014 Volvo Cup Roster (Hometown/School/USAWP Club)
McQuin Baron - Goalkeeper (North Tustin, CA/Mater Dei HS/United)
Drew Holland - Goalkeeper (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda)
Conner Cleary - Defender (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Nolan McConnell - Attacker (L) (Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach State/SET)
Danny McClintick - Attacker (Agoura Hills, CA/UCLA/Bruin)
Alex Obert - Center (Stockton, CA/Pacific/Sac Polo)
Jackson Kimbell - Defender (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/Newport WPC)
Alex Bowen - Attacker (Santee, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Bret Bonanni - Attacker (Huntington Beach, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Josh Samuels - Attacker (Villa Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
Michael Rosenthal - Attacker (Miami, FL/USC/NYAC)
John Mann - Center (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC)
Dan Matulis - Center (Milford, OH/Long Beach State/Rockford Aquatics)
Thomas Dunstan - Attacker (L) (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS/Greenwich Aquatics)

Head Coach: Dejan Udovicic
Asst. Coach: Jack Kocur
Team Manager: Rick McKee

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This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of USA Water Polo.

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  1. PAC12BACKER says:
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    I see the US National team has upped their roster to 21.4% non-Californians. That’s a step towards diversity, and I hope to see some needed tactical match changes in the near future. We need to avoid the 2012 Olympic disaster happening again.

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