USA Men’s National Team Head Coach Dejan Udovicic has announced his roster for the upcoming four game series in California against Croatia. The four game set starts on Friday evening at Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College at 6pm pt. The series moves to Stanford University on Sunday at 3:30pm pt, then Tuesday evening at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village at 7pm pt followed by the finale on Wednesday evening at Long Beach State in Long Beach at 7pm pt. The Team USA roster of athletes competing will change for each of the four matches and be determined prior to each match.
The roster features eight returning Olympians from the 2016 Olympic Games led by Tony Azevedo who plays his final match for Team USA on June 11. Other returning Olympians include McQuin Baron, Ben Hallock, Alex Obert, Alex Roelse, Luca Cupido, Alex Bowen and Thomas Dunstan.
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2017 USA Men’s National Team vs Croatia Roster
Drew Holland (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda) – GK
McQuin Baron (North Tustin, CA/USC/Regency) – GK
Alex Wolf (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Bruin) – GK
Jack Turner (Fremont, CA/UC San Diego/Sunset San Diego) – GK
Tony Azevedo (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/NYAC) – Playing at Stanford only
Ben Hallock (Westlake Village, CA/Stanford/LA Premier)
Alex Obert (Loomis, CA/Pacific/NYAC)
Alex Roelse (Maarssen, Netherlands/UCLA/Bruin)
Chancellor Ramirez (Pasadena, CA/UCLA/LA Premier)
Blake Parrish (Santa Barbara, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Luca Cupido (Santa Margherita, Italy/California/Newport Beach WPC)
Max Irving (Long Beach, CA/UCLA/LA Water Polo)
Johnny Hooper (Los Angeles, CA/California/LA Premier)
Alex Bowen (Santee, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
Thomas Dunstan (New Canaan, CT/USC/Regency)
Duncan Lynde (Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach State/LB Shore Aquatics)
Nic Carniglia (Lodi, CA/California/Cal Bears WP)
Matt DeTrane (Moraga, CA/Pepperdine/NYAC)
Nolan McConnell (Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach State/SET)
Hannes Daube (Long Beach, CA/Orange Lutheran HS/North Irvine WPC)
Marko Vavic (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA/Loyola HS/Trojan)
Jake Ehrhardt (Camarillo, CA/Oaks Christian HS/Pride WP Academy)
June 11 – (Tony Azevedo Retirement Match) Avery Aquatics Center – Stanford, CA –3:30pm pt
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June 13 – Oaks Christian School – Westlake Village, CA – 7pm
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