Eight of the best teams in international women’s water polo have arrived in Riverside, California for the 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament. The event starts Tuesday at the Riverside Aquatics Complex at 3pm pst with Brazil and Venezuela meeting. The USA Women’s Senior National Team begins competition with a 7:15pm match against Japan. For complete schedule and ticket information, click here.
Prior to the start of the tournament, teams will compete in exhibition matches later today (Monday). Team USA will host Australia in an exhibition match at 6pm pst. The match will feature special rules including five on five play in the field. Admission to the match is free and a free webcast will also be offered courtesy of CoachesAid.com. The complete tournament will also be webcast with an all-tournament pay-per-view pass available for $24.99. To view the webcast, click here.
Team USA Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced his roster for the tournament. The 13 athletes that will compete in Riverside are lead by veterans and two-time Olympians Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan/NYAC) and Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/SBWPF). The complete roster is available below.
2014 USA Women’s Senior National Team FINA Intercontinental Tournament Roster
(Hometown/College or High School/USAWP Club)
G – Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan/NYAC)*
G – EB Keeve (Naperville, Ill/Arizona State/West Suburban)
C – Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/SBWPF)*
D – KK Clark (Menlo Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
D – Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Huntington Beach WPC)
A – Jillian Kraus (Santa Ana, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
A – Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/Trojan)
A – Priscilla Orozco (Commerce, CA/UCLA/Commerce)
A – Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET)
D – Madeline Rosenthal (Miami, FL/USC/Raider WP)
C – Ashley Grossman (Santa Monica, CA/Stanford/LA Premier)
D – Marisa Young (Fountain Valley, CA/Cal State Northridge/Huntington Beach WPC)
A – Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/Corona del Mar HS/CdM Aquatics)
*2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
Head Coach: Adam Krikorian
Assistant Coach: Dan Klatt
Assistant Coach: Chris Oeding
Team Manager: Jen Adams
Courtesy of USA Water Polo.