National League Championship set for April 1-2 in Irvine, CA
USA Men Fall Short Against Montenegro 8-5 In Fourth Match At 2016 Olympic Games; Will Not Advance To Quarterfinals
Team USA to meet Italy on Sunday in final game of competition
Tony Azevedo scores twice in losing effort
Live streaming and live stats available, match begins at 4:30pm ct/2:30pm pt
USS Midway Museum plays host to announcement in San Diego, CA
Did you know, Alex Roelse is one of the only Team USA members NOT born in the United States? Roelse reveals several other fun facts about himself on this week's #InsideWater! This Olympic hopeful shares everything from his favorite vacation spot to why he loves water polo! #BeVictoRIOus #RoadtoRio
Scored once in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Tallied eight goals in 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Posted two goals during 2015 FINA World Championship...Added three goals in Team USA's Gold-medal finish at 2015 Pan American Games...Previously a member of Netherlands' National Team...Competed with Senior National Team in 2014 European Championship qualification games against Russia...Made Senior National Team debut in November 2013, helping the Dutch place second at an international tournament in Gzira, Malta...Selected to participate in Netherlands' National Training Center on full-time basis in February 2012...Led Dutch Junior Team to first-place finish at tournament in Lviv, Ukraine...Won four national championship titles in five seasons, mostly coached by Laszlo Boros (Hungary)...Guided WGZCD to U17 national championship in June 2012...First started playing club ball with UZSC (Utrecht, Netherlands) in 2006 and won two national championships with UZSC in same year, playing on U15 and U17 teams in 2010.
Competes for the UCLA Bruins...helped UCLA to a NCAA Championship in 2014.
Attended Winford Stebo in Utrecht, Netherlands, his last two years...High school didn't offer competitive sports so he played club.
Born in Gorinchem, Netherlands...His parents are Pieter and Mary Roelse...Has one older sister, Susan...Lists Arjen Robben, member of Netherlands' national soccer team and FC Bayern München, as athlete he most admires...Says he chose UCLA because "the drive to be the best brought me to UCLA"...Says his biggest thrill so far in his athletic career is "playing for the Dutch National Team as the youngest player on the squad against Russia with thousands of people watching and cheering"...Majoring in business economics.
- 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, T9TH PLACE
- 2016 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KAZAN, RUSSIA, 7TH PLACE
- 2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, TORONTO, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, BERGAMO, ITALY 4TH PLACE
Favorite Quote:"Do Your Own Thing on Your Own Terms and Get What You came Here For."--OLIVER JAMES
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough
Favorite Chain Restaurant:Longhorn SteakHouse
If You Had to Make an iPod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: House Music and Deep House, Such as David Guetta, Afrojack, Kygo and Lucas & Steve. It is a Mix of Laid Back and Upbeat Music.
And What Would Be The First Song?"Stole The Show" Kygo
Where Do You See Yourself 10 years From Now?: Hopefully In The Midst of a Water Polo Career Full of Achievements.
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?: My Friends and I Have talked About This Before, and Because of My Size--Volleyball, Basketball, Rowing, and Football Would Be Options. I Would Probably choose Football or Basketball Because They Have A Large Following. I Would Love To Know how It Is To Play A Game With 10,000+ Fans Watching
Role Model: My Parents. I Would Only Hope That One Day I Could Be That Respectable. They Are Able To Find A Great Balance Between Work and Pleasure While Always Providing A Great Life For Our Family.
Athletic Inspiration: Jerry Rice--All The Extra Time He Put Into Making Himself The Greatest receiver Really Paid off.
Etc: Arno Havenga, now the coach of the Dutch Women's National Team, inspired and pushed me to chase my dreams. Without him I would not have gone to school in Los Angeles. I am very grateful to have him as a mentor and friend.
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