USA Men's Senior National Team Announces Rosters For Australia Exhibitions & FINA Intercontinental Tournament
Team USA will meet Australia in two exhibitions next week
Ben Stevenson scores five goals to lead the offense
Team USA will take on Australia on Sunday
Team USA will meet Italy on Wednesday at 3:40am et/12:40am pt
Team USA takes on Romania on Monday
Recorded 2 goals at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest...Scored three goals helping Team USA to a fourth place finish at the 2017 FINA World League Super Final…Represented Team USA for over 50 days in the summer of 2013 competing at the FINA World Championship, FINA Junior World Championship and World University Games.
Competed for the UCLA men’s water polo team… In 2016, played in 22 matches, making 10 starts … was named Honorable Mention All-American for the third straight year and earned Honorable Mention All-MPSF … was 5th on the team and 19th in the MPSF in scoring with 23 goals on 58 attempts, converting at a 39.7 percent rate … scored a season- and career-high tying three goals in a 9-3 win over No. 9 Pepperdine Sept. 16 … he scored at least one goal in 14 of the 27 games he played, including eight multiple goal games … also had 12 assists tied for 10th on the team, 10 steals, six field blocks tied for 4th on the team and nine earned exclusions tied for 7th on the team… In 2015, played in 27 matches, making 19 starts … was named Honorable Mention All-American in 2015 … was 9th on the team in scoring with 17 goals on 47 attempts, converting at a 36.2 percent rate … scored a season-high two goals in a 12-6 win over No. 9 Pepperdine Sept. 19, a 13-6 win at Loyola Marymount Oct. 3, and a 11-5 win against No. 2 Pacific Nov. 1 … he scored at least one goal in 14 of the 27 games he played, including three multiple goal games … also had 12 assists, 14 steals, nine field blocks 4th on the team and seven earned exclusions… In 2014, played in 27 matches, making 13 starts … was selected as an Honorable Mention All-American … scored 17 goals 13th on the team on 48 attempts, converting at a 35.4 percent rate … scored a season- and career-high-tying three goals in a win over No. 9 UC Irvine Sept. 27 … almost half of his scoring eight goals came against the top teams in the country 4 vs. USC, 2 vs. Stanford, 1 vs. Long Beach State and 1 vs. California … also had 13 steals, 11 assists, six field blocks and nine earned exclusions… In 2013, played in 29 matches, making five starts … scored 19 goals 12th on the team on 52 attempts, converting at a 36.5 percent rate … scored a season-high three goals in a win vs. Concordia Sept. 21 … had at least one goal in 11 matches, scoring multiple goals seven times … tied for fifth on the team with 12 earned exclusions and was sixth in field blocks with nine … also registered 14 assists and 10 steals.
Attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles, CA… Named Loyola High School Athlete of the Year in 2012… All C.I.F.-SS D1, First Team… All-Southern California Water Polo, First Team… LA84 Foundation, All C.I.F.-SS D1, First Team… Mission League, D1, “Player of the Year”… Team MVP… Captain’s Award… USA Men’s Junior National Team: XII Memorial 24 Giugno 2000, Catania, Italy: All-Tournament Player… In 2011, All C.I.F.-SS D1, First Team… All-Southern California Water Polo, First Team … LA84 Foundation, All C.I.F.-SS D1, First Team … California-Hawaii All-American, Second Team … All Mission League, D1, First Team … Water Polo All-American: NISCA/Speedo Boys, Third Team … Loyola HS, Varsity MVP, Offensive… Named to USAWP ODP Southern California All-Regional Team…In 2010, All C.I.F.-SS Division I… All Mission League, D-1, First Team… U16, IRONMAN League, MVP… USAWP National Junior Olympics, All American… USAWP ODP Southern California All-Regional Team
Parents are Christopher and Rachel…two siblings, Stephen and Sienna.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
- 2017 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 13TH PLACE
- 2017 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, RUZA, RUSSIA, 4TH PLACE
- 2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, GWANGJU, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
- 2013 FINA MEN’S JUNIOR WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP, SZOMBATHELY, HUNGARY
- 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN
- 2013 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, KAZAN, RUSSIA
- 2012 FINA WORLD YOUTH WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
Pregame Ritual: stretch and look at the filled stands
Favorite Quote: “It is not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.”—John Wooden
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Favorite Chain restaurant: Dog Haus
Favorite Reality TV Show: Impractical Jokers
If You Had To Make An iPod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: Red Hot chili peppers greatest hits
And What Would Be The First Song?: Can’t Stop
Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years From Now?: Next to some large body of water
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?: Team Handball
Role Model: Grandparents
Athletic Inspiration: Michael Jordan
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