USA Men’s National Water PoloTeam Announces FINA World Cup Roster

USA Men’s Senior National Team Head Coach Dejan Udovicic has announced the 13 athletes that will compete for Team USA in the upcoming FINA World Cup. The tournament is set for this August 19-24 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The roster for Team USA features three athletes with Olympic Games experience including John Mann, Merrill Moses, and Jesse Smith. Team USA opens play against South Africa on August 19 and will take on Montenegro and Serbia to complete group play.

See below for the complete Team USA roster and schedule.

USA Men’s Senior National Team Roster – 2014 FINA World Cup (Hometown/School/USAWP Club)
McQuin Baron – Goalkeeper (North Tustin, CA/Mater Dei HS/United)
Merrill Moses – Goalkeeper (Palos Verdes, CA/Pepperdine/NYAC)^
Conner Cleary – Defender (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Nolan McConnell – Attacker (L) (Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach State/SET)
Alex Obert – Center (Stockton, CA/Pacific/Sac Polo)
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)^
Luca Cupido – Attacker (Newport Beach, CA/Newport Beach HS/Newport Beach WPC)
Jesse Smith – Utility (Coronado, CA/Pepperdine/NYAC)^
Ryder Roberts – Attacker (L) (Vista, CA/UCLA/Del Mar)
^2012 Olympian

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

2014 FINA World Cup Schedule (Times TBA)
August 19 vs South Africa
August 20 vs Montenegro
August 21 vs Serbia
August 22 TBA (Quarterfinals)
August 23 TBA (Semifinals)
August 24 TBA (Finals)

Water Polo News / Swimming News courtesy of USA Water Polo.


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