Rosters Announced For Men’s & Women’s FINA World Cup Qualification

The USA Men’s and Women’s Senior National Teams are set to host Canada this week in best-of-three series at the FINA World Cup qualification. The USA Women will host matches at Foothill High School in Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, Wednesday and if necessary, Thursday evening all at 7:30pm pt. The USA Men will host matches at the Santa Ana YMCA in Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, Wednesday and if necessary, Thursday morning all at 10:30am pt. Admission is FREE for all matches this week.

In addition, Men’s Head Coach Dejan Udovicic and Women’s Head Coach Adam Krikorian have announced their rosters for the competition. Each team was permitted to select 13 athletes to compete and they are available below. Click here to visit the qualification homepage where schedules and results will be posted in addition to information on the recently completed Holiday Cup.

2013 FINA World Cup Qualification – FREE ADMISSION (Best Of Three)
December 17th — USA Men vs Canada 10:30 am at Santa Ana YMCA
December 17th — USA Women vs Canada 7:30 pm at Foothill HS
December 18th — USA Men vs Canada 10:30 am at Santa Ana YMCA
December 18th — USA Women vs Canada 7:30 pm at Foothill HS
December 19th — USA Men vs Canada 10:30 am at Santa Ana YMCA
December 19th — USA Women vs Canada 7:30 pm at Foothill HS

Foothill HS –  19251 Dodge Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Santa Ana YMCA –  2100 W Alton Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

2013 USA Men’s Senior National Team World Cup Qualification Roster
(Hometown/College or HS/USAWP Club)
John Mann (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC)
Lucas Reynolds (Newport Beach, CA/UCLA/Bruin)
Alex Obert (Stockton, CA/Pacific/Sac Polo)
Josh Samuels (Villa Park, CA/UCLA/LA Water Polo)
Chris Wendt (River Forest, IL/UCLA/Bruin)
Jackson Kimbell (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/Newport WPC)
Michael Rosenthal (Miami, FL/USC/Raider WP)
Bret Bonanni (Huntington Beach, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Alex Bowen (Santee, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Nolan McConnell (Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach State/SET)
Danny McClintick (Agoura Hills, CA/UCLA/Bruin)
McQuin Baron (North Tustin, CA/Mater Dei HS/United)
Andy Stevens (Villa Park, CA/LMU/NYAC)
Head Coach: Dejan Udovicic
Asst. Coach: Jack Kocur
Team Manager: Rick McKee

2013 USA Men’s Senior National Team World Cup Qualification Roster
(Hometown/College or HS/USAWP Club)
G – Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan/NYAC)
A – Lolo Silver (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
D – Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
A – Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
D – KK Clark (Menlo Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
A – Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/Diablo)
A – Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET)
A – Kiley Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/SBWPF)
A – Jillian Kraus (Santa Ana, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
D – Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Huntington Beach WPC)
C – Annika Dries (Laguna Beach, CA/Stanford/SET)
C – Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/SBWPF)
G – Sami Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/UCLA/SBWPF)
Head Coach: Adam Krikorian
Asst. Coaches: Dan KlattChris Oeding
Team Manager: Jen Adams

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

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Notice a trend where most all the National team members are from? Might as well call it the state chamipionship team from CA. On top of it, USA Water Polo continually fails to find the best talent in their own state by only looking at a few top high school programs and clubs with ties to the administration.

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