Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – November 11 – The USA Women’s Senior National Team has arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, site of the 2016 Olympic Games, for an exhibition tournament alongside many of the top teams in the world. Held at the Botafogo Club the event will serve as a primer to the upcoming Olympic Games, an event many of the competitors, including Team USA, still have to qualify for. Head Coach Adam Krikorian has brought a roster of 15 athletes for the event with 13 competing each match.
Team USA will open play on Friday against the Netherlands before meeting the likes of Australia, China, Brazil, Canada and a to be determined opponent on the final day of action. See below for a complete roster and schedule. Results will be posted to USAWaterPolo.org throughout the competition.
Once the action in Brazil is finished, Team USA will return home for a three game series with Australia in Southern California starting on November 23rd in La Jolla, CA. To purchase tickets, click here.
2015 Water Polo In Rio Schedule
November 13 – vs Netherlands 1:15pm pt
November 14 – vs Australia 3:30am pt
November 15 – vs China 11:45am pt
November 16 – vs Brazil 2:55pm pt
November 17 – vs Canada 1:35pm pt
November 18 – TBD
2015 Water Polo In Rio – Team USA Roster
1 Sami Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/UCLA/Santa Barbara)
2 Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/Corona del Mar HS/CdM Aquatics)
3 Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
4 Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
5 KK Clark (Menlo Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
6 Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
7 Courtney Mathewson (Anaheim Hills, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
8 Kiley Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Santa Barbara)
9 Ashley Grossman (Santa Monica, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
10 Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/NYAC)
11 Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET)
12 Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/Santa Barbara)
13 Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC)
14 Aria Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET)
15 Kodi Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/UCLA/Santa Barbara 805)
Head Coach – Adam Krikorian
Assistant Coaches – Dan Klatt, Chris Oeding
Team Manager – Jen Funukara
Swimming news courtesy of USA Water Polo.