Roelse and Hallock score four goals each in the win
USA Men's Senior National Team Announces Rosters For Australia Exhibitions & FINA Intercontinental Tournament
Team USA will meet Australia in two exhibitions next week
Award recognizes top player in college water polo
Cupido scores three goals to lead a balanced scoring effort
Alex Obert and Max Irving score three goals each
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 six goals at the 2018 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Tallied four goals at the 2017 FINA World Championships...Scored two goals at the 2017 FINA World League Super Final where Team USA took fourth place…Provided a veteran presence at the 2017 FINA Intercontinental Tournament where Team USA earned a silver medal…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...Three time All-American...2017 NCAA Champion...Finished third in scoring with 35 goals...Named All-NCAA Tournament and All-MPSF in 2017...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.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
- 2018 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 1ST PLACE
- 2017 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 13TH PLACE
- 2017 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, RUZA, RUSSIA, 4th PLACE
- 2017 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA 2ND PLACE
- 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 10TH 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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