Huntington Beach, CA – April 26 – The USA Water Polo Men’s and Women’s Senior National Teams are preparing for a host of matches in the coming months. Both the USA Men and Women will welcome Australia for matches in the month of May in California followed by the USA Women venturing to the East Coast to host Hungary in a three game series. Team captains Tony Azevedo (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/NYAC) and Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC) anchor two teams that have qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games and are gearing up for the competition starting this August in Brazil.
The action starts on May 20 at 7pm pt at Haldeman Pool in Pomona, CA when the USA Men take on Australia. Two days later a doubleheader is set for USC’s Uytengsu Aquatic Center in Los Angeles, CA with the men’s match starting at 1pm pt followed by the women’s match with both games airing live on NBC Sports Network. On May 24 the USA Women head north to Fresno State in Fresno, CA for a 6pm pt meeting with Australia and then return south to conclude competition with Australia on May 26 at Beckman High School in Irvine, CA at 7pm pt.
In late June the USA Women kick off a three game set with Hungary at Ransom Everglades School in Miami, FL on June 27 at 6pm et. The match will serve as a homecoming for USA goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC) who played her high school water polo at Ransom Everglades. From there the teams head to Greenwich, Connecticut for a 7pm et match on June 29 at the Greenwich YMCA. The series finishes on July 2 at Fordham University in Bronx, NY at 2pm et.
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Upcoming USA National Team Competition
May 20 – USA Men vs. Australia – Haldeman Pool – Pomona, CA 7pm pt
May 22 – USA Men and Women vs Australia – Uytengsu Aquatic Center – Los Angeles, CA – 1pm pt
May 24 – USA Women vs Australia – Fresno State – Fresno, CA – 6pm pt
May 26 – USA Women vs Australia – Beckman HS – Irvine, CA – 7pm pt
June 27 – USA Women vs Hungary – Ransom Everglades – Miami, FL – 6pm et
June 29 – USA Women vs Hungary – Greenwich YMCA – Greenwich, CT – 7pm et
July 2 – USA Women vs Hungary – Fordham University – Bronx, NY – 2pm et
Swimming news courtesy of USA Water Polo.