Huntington Beach, CA – July 24 – USA Women’s Senior National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the roster for the upcoming 2015 FINA World Championship in Kazan, Russia. Team USA is coming off gold at the 2015 FINA World League Super Final and 2015 Pan American Games. Many of the same athletes that helped the program earn gold earlier this month in Toronto will suit up for Team USA in Russia.
Olympic veterans Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/Santa Barbara), Courtney Mathewson (Anaheim Hills, CA/UCLA/NYAC), Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/NYAC), and Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/Diablo) anchor the roster that will open competition on Sunday against Brazil. See below for the rest of the roster.
Universal Sports will be televising and streaming all the action from Kazan. For more information on their broadcast schedule, click here. For more information on the FINA World Championship, visit the official website by clicking here.
2015 FINA World Championship Women’s Schedule
July 26 vs Brazil – 7:30am pt
July 28 vs Italy – 2:10am pt
July 30 vs Japan – 12:50am pt
August 1 TBD (Qualification)
August 3 TBD (Quarterfinals)
August 5 TBD (Semifinals)
August 7 TBD (Finals)
2015 FINA World Championship Women’s Water Polo Roster
GK – Sami Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/UCLA/Santa Barbara)
GK – Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/Miami Riptides)
C – Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/Santa Barbara)
C – Ashley Grossman (Santa Monica, CA/Stanford/LA Water Polo)
D – Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Huntington Beach WP)
D – Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
D – Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET)
A – Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
A – Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/Trojan)
A – Courtney Mathewson (Anaheim Hills, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
A – Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/Corona del Mar HS/CdM Aquatics)
A – Kiley Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Santa Barbara)
A – Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/Diablo)
Head Coach: Adam Krikorian
Asst. Coaches: Dan Klatt, Chris Oeding
Team Manager: Jen Adams
Swimming news courtesy of USA Water Polo.