Press Release courtesy of USA Water Polo
Following two straight victories over Australia in exhibition play last week, USA Women’s National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the roster for the FINA Intercontinental Tournament taking place this week in Auckland, New Zealand. Team USA opens play with Australia on Tuesday in New Zealand (10:50 pm pacific time on Monday, April 2).
2016 Olympic gold medalists Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/NYAC), Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL), and Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/NYAC) will lead Team USA into action. They’ll be joined by 2017 World Champions Gabby Stone (La Jolla, CA/Stanford/San Diego Shores), Jamie Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford/Santa Barbara 805) and Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Huntington Beach WP).
The USA Women currently hold every major title in women’s international water polo including the Olympic Games, FINA World Championship, FINA World Cup and FINA World League.
Live streaming is scheduled to be available via FINA TV by clicking here. Should that be unavailable in the United States, on-demand coverage of each match is expected to be available by clicking here. For more information on the tournament, visit FINAAuckland2018.com.
USA Water Polo Women’s Senior National Team – FINA Intercontinental Tournament
1. Gabby Stone – GK (La Jolla, CA/Stanford/San Diego Shores)
2. Valerie Ayala – A – (Santa Ana, CA/Foothill HS/SOCAL WPF)
3. Melissa Seidemann – C (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
4. Rachel Fattal – A (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
5. Jamie Neushul – A (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford/Santa Barbara 805)
6. Bayley Weber – D (Los Alamitos, CA/Los Alamitos HS/SET)
7. Stephania Haralabidis – A (Athens, Greece/USC/NYAC)
8. Ryann Neushul – A (Isla Vista, CA/Dos Pueblos HS/Santa Barbara 805)
9. Jewel Roemer – A (Isla Vista, CA/Dos Pueblos HS/Santa Barbara 805)
10. Kaleigh Gilchrist – A (Newport Beach, CA/USC/NYAC)
11. Abbi Hill – C (Santa Barbara, CA/Dos Pueblos HS/Santa Barbara 805)
12. Alys Williams – D (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Huntington Beach WP)
13. Georgia Phillips – GK (Fresno, CA/Clovis North HS/Rose Bowl WP)
Head Coach: Adam Krikorian
Assistant Coach: Ethan Damato
Assistant Coach: Kristin Rodriguez
Team Manager: Andrew Silva
FINA Intercontinental Tournament – USA Women’s National Team Schedule (all times pt)
April 2 Australia 10:50pm pt
April 3 New Zealand 3:00pm pt
April 4 Kazakhstan 9:30am pt
April 5 TBD
April 6 TBD