U.S. Women’s Water Polo Announce Roster For National Team Series With Australia

Courtesy: USA Water Polo

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Irvine, CA – April 1 – The USA Water Polo and Australian Women’s Senior National Teams have released their travel rosters ahead of a three-game series starting this Sunday in Santa Barbara. Competition rosters for each of the three matches will be determined prior to the start of each game. The two squads boast a host of talented veterans with Team USA anchored by returning Olympic champs Maggie SteffensAshleigh JohnsonMaddie MusselmanRachel FattalKaleigh Gilchrist and Amanda Longan. Australia’s team features a variety of familiar names from the NCAA ranks including Tilly Kearns (USC), Bronte Halligan (UCLA) and Danijela Jackovich (Stanford) among others. See below for a complete list.

The series will open on April 7 at 2 p.m. at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California. The opener will serve as a homecoming for World Champion Ryann Neushul who played her high school water polo at Dos Pueblos and grew up in the area.

From there, the two will travel to Long Beach City College in Long Beach, for an April 9 meeting at 6 p.m. The two teams will wrap up play on Saturday, April 13, at noon at the William Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. Team USA quickly returns to the pool the following week, when they host China in a three-game series starting April 20 in Huntington Beach. That series begins just days after the 100 day mark until Paris 2024 is celebrated. More information is available on the USA-China series by clicking here.

USA Women’s National Team Roster vs Australia (subject to change)
Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC)
Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
Tara Prentice (Temecula, CA/UC Irvine/NYAC/Sant Andreu)
Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/Sabadell/NYAC)
Emily Ausmus (Riverside, CA/USC/NYAC)
Ryann Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/NYAC)
Jordan Raney (Manhattan Beach, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
Amanda Longan (Moorpark, CA/USC/NYAC)
Jovana Sekulic (Belgrade, Serbia/Princeton/NYAC)
Jenna Flynn (San Jose, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
Jewel Roemer (Martinez, CA/Stanford/680 Water Polo)
Denise Mammolito (Rancho Cucamonga, CA/USC/NYAC/CHAWP)
Ava Johnson (Walnut Creek, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
Ella Woodhead (San Anselmo, CA/Stanford/SHAQ)
Emma Lineback (Laguna Beach, CA/UCLA/NYAC)

Head Coach – Adam Krikorian
Assistants – Molly Cahill, Chris Oeding
Team Manager – Ally Beck
Sports Medicine Manager – Larnie Boquiren

Australia Women’s National Team Roster vs USA (subject to change)
Abby Andrews (QLD)
Charlize Andrews (QLD)
Zoe Arancini (WA/NSW)
Elle Armit (QLD)
Keesja Gofers (NSW)
Sienna Green (NSW)
Bronte Halligan (NSW)
Sienna Hearn (NSW)
Danijela Jackovich (NSW)
Tilly Kearns (NSW)
Bridget Leeson-Smith (QLD)
Genevieve Longman (WA/NSW)
Gabi Palm (QLD)
Ruby Swadling (NSW)
Holly Young (NSW)
Alice Williams (QLD)

Head Coach: Bec Rippon

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