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USA Cadet National Teams Ready For Competition At UANA Junior Pan American Championships

July 12, 2016

Huntington Beach, CA - July 12 - USA Water Polo Cadet National Team Head Coaches Natalie Benson and Gavin Arroyo have announced their rosters for the upcoming UANA Junior Pan American Championship. The event starts this Thursday in Edmonton, Canada and will conclude on Thursday, July 21. Team USA will take on the best of the Americas with the men competing against Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago. On the women's side opponents include Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago. See below for complete Team USA rosters and schedules for the event. The event is expected to be live streamed. To view matches and for more information on the tournament, visit the official website at

2016 USA Junior Pan American Championship Rosters (USAWP Club/USAWP Zone)

Sam Murphy GK - (Davis Water Polo Club/Central California)
Luis Araya A - (University of the Pacific/Central California)
David Feingold - D (Shore Aquatics/Coastal California)
Adrian Weinberg - GK (Pride Water Polo Academy/Coastal California)
Thomas Gruwell - A (Del Mar Water Polo Club/Pacific Southwest)
Beck Jurasius - C (680 Water Polo/Pacific)
Quinn Woodhead - D (Sleepy Hollow Aquatics/Pacific)
Jackson Painter - A (Lamorinda Water Polo/Pacific)
Tyler Abramson - A (680 Water Polo/Pacific)
Michael Williams - D (680 Water Polo/Pacific)
Sebastian Jacobs - A (SET/Southern Pacific)
Ryan Sawyer - A (CHAWP/Southern Pacific)
Nicholas Bisconti - C (Lamorinda Water Polo/Pacific)
Tamir Avital - C (SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Southern Pacific)

Head Coach - Gavin Arroyo
Asst Coach - Drew Clute
Asst Coach - Nikola Malezanov
Manager - Liz Grimes

Schedule (local time in Edmonton is Mountain Time +1 hour from PT)
July 14 vs Puerto Rico 12pm pt
July 14 vs Trinidad & Tobago 7:40pm pt
July 16 vs Brazil 2:10pm pt
July 17 vs Colombia 3:30pm pt
July 18 vs Canada 4:50pm pt
July 19 vs Argentina 6:10pm pt
July 20 vs TBD (semifinals)
July 21 vs TBD (finals)

Georgia Phillips - GK (Rose Bowl Water Polo Club/Central California)
Grace Raisin - C (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California)
Alexandra Garas - U (Rose Bowl Water Polo Club/Coastal California)
Sophie Leggett - U (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California)
Jolie Trujillo - C (680 Water Polo/Pacific)
Grace Tehaney - C (680 Water Polo/Pacific)
Erin Tharp - GK (CDM Aquatics/Southern Pacific)
Noelle Wijnbelt - C (SOCAL/Southern Pacific)
Bayley Weber - U (Huntington Beach Water Polo/Southern Pacific)
Hannah Constandse - U (Regency Water Polo Club/Southern Pacific)
Sophie Wallace - A (CDM Aquatics/Southern Pacific)
Brooke Banta - D (Regency Water Polo Club/Southern Pacific)
Chloe Harbilas - A (CDM Aquatics/Southern Pacific)

Head Coach - Natalie Benson
Asst Coach - Kristin Rodriguez
Asst Coach - Cat Arroyo
Manager- Linda Wright

Schedule (local time in Edmonton is Mountain Time +1 hour from PT)
July 14 vs Trinidad & Tobago 2:40pm pt
July 15 vs Canada 6:10pm pt
July 16 vs Brazil 6:10pm pt
July 17 vs Puerto Rico 4:50pm pt
July 20 vs TBD (semifinals)
July 21 vs TBD (finals)




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