Men's Senior National Team




Jeff Powers
Jeff  Powers

Hometown:
San Luis Obispo, CA

Last College:
UC Irvine 2003

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 238

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
01/21/1980

Club:
Newport Water Polo Foundation, Vasas Budapest, Hungary


06/03/2015

USA Water Polo Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame; Celebrates National Award Winners & Retired Olympians

Water polo community gathers in Costa Mesa to honor greats of the game

03/06/2013

"The Old Man" - A Look Inside The Bond Between Ted Newland and His Boys

Former players remain close to their longtime coach

02/11/2013

USA Men Fall To Canada 10-6 To Open UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament

The USA Men's National Team fell to Canada 10-6 to open play at the UANA World Aquatic Championship qualification tournament in Calgary last night.

02/11/2013

USA Men Rebound With 14-2 Victory Over Brazil

The USA Men's National Team picked up their first win at the UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament with a 14-2 victory over Brazil.

02/11/2013

USA Men Take Silver At UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament

The USA Men's National Team took the silver medal at the UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament following a 6-5 loss to Canada on Sunday.

04/09/2013

60 seconds with Jeff Powers.

60 Seconds With - Jeff Powers

07/10/2012

Good luck to the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams in London!

Olympic Send-Off

06/07/2012

U.S. Men beat Croatia for first time since 2008.

Men's National Team vs. Croatia @ Rose Bowl

06/06/2012

Announcing the Men's Olympic Team for London.

Men's Olympic Team Press Conference Recap

06/06/2012

The announcement press conference of the 2012 Men's Olympic Team.

Men's Olympic Team Press Conference

03/08/2013

USA v Argentina at UANA Aquatic Championships

USA v Argentina in Game 3 of the UANA Aquatic Championships in Calgary, Canada.

02/13/2013

2012 Olympic Games

The U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo Team competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England finishing in 8th place

Has become one of the team's most dangerous threats...Can score from center or the perimeter and is an excellent defender.

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Logged five goals for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics in London, England... Tied for second-leading scorer at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final with 6 goals... Led the team in scoring with 11 goals on the way to a Gold Medal and Olympic qualification at the 2011 Pan American Games...Added five goals as Team USA finished sixth at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Notched five goals in helping team finish fourth at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Florence, Italy...Tallied five goals to help Team USA take 4th place at the 2010 FINA World Cup...Registered three goals at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final in Nis, Serbia...Scored five goals during a fourth place finish at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy where he was named to the All-World Team... Earned a Silver Medal at 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China scoring six goals...Scored six goals during the Silver Medal finish at 2008 FINA World League Super Final...Picked up six goals at 2007 FINA World League Super Finals, including four in victory over China... Scored seven goals at 2007 Pan American Games... Tallied five goals at 2007 FINA World Championships... Scored 10 goals for the US at 2005 FINA World Championships, which landed him among the tournament's top-10 scorers list... Was a leading offensive force for Team USA at 2004 Olympic Games...Hat trick in the USA's gold-medal win over Brazil at Pan American Games, which earned Team USA a place in Athens... Scored in six games at Pan Ams... Finished with six goals in five games at the 2003 World Championships... Connected for nine goals in four games for Newport at the 2003 American Water Polo League finals... Finished with four goals at 2003 U.S. Cup...Scored eight goals in four games at French International Tournament in 2003... Tied for team lead in goals scored with six at 2002 World Cup... Co-recipient of 2002 Chuck Metz Award at Men's Senior Nationals after piloting Newport to the championship... Second on team and 12th in the league in scoring with 16 goals during 2002 FINA World League... Scored team-high four goals in USA's upset over Hungary in Moraga (CA)... Scored four goals at 2001 World Championships.

PROFESSIONAL
Currently plays for Vasas (Hungary) 2010-2011. Prior to that he played for Rari Nantes Imperia (Italy) 2009-2010, Rari Nantes Bogliasco (Italy) 2008-2009, Plebiscito Padova (Italy) 2007-2008, Bissolati Cremona (Italy) 2005-2007, Vouliagmeni (Greece) 2004-2005... Named 2002 All-MPSF... First-Team All-American in 2000-2002... All-MPSF squad in 2000 and 1999... Top scorer in MPSF in 2000... UCI's leading scorer in 2002, 2000 and 1999.

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-time All-CIF at San Luis Obispo High School... Four-time All-Northern League honoree... His prep squad won 1995 league title... Also competed on swim team.

PERSONAL
Best moment in a game was beating Serbia in the semifinals of the 2008 Olympic Games. Favorite place traveled with water polo is Hong Kong.....Married in 2006.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013 UANA WORLD AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS, CALGARY, CANADA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2012 OLYMPICS GAMES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 8TH PLACE
  • 2012 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN, 4TH PLACE
  • 2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 6TH PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, FLORENCE, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD CUP, ORADEA, ROMANIA, 4TH PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, NIS, SERBIA, 5TH PLACE
  • 2009 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ROME, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2009 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO, 4TH PLACE
  • 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES, BEIJING, CHINA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2008 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, GENOA, ITALY, 2ND PLACE
  • 2007 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, BERLIN, GERMANY 5TH PLACE
  • 2007 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
  • 2007 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 9TH PLACE
  • 2006 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, ATHENS, GREECE, 5TH PLACE
  • 2005 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MONTREAL, CANADA, 11TH PLACE
  • 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES, ATHENS, GREECE, 7TH PLACE
  • 2003 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, NEW YORK, NY, 3RD PLACE
  • 2003 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 1ST PLACE
  • 2003 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 6TH PLACE
  • 2003 U.S. CUP, STANFORD, CA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2002 FINA WORLD CUP, BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA, 7TH PLACE
  • 2001 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, FUKUOKA, JAPAN, 7TH PLACE
  • 1999 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN, 4TH PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT JEFF
Favorite Food: BBQ
Favorite Movie: The Great Escape
Favorite Actor: Jack Nicholson
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Color: Red
Best Present Ever Received: Camera
Special power: To fly
FAVORITE QUOTE: "The only easy day was yesterday."--Clint Black
Etcetera: : Would play golf if not for water polo... best thing about water polo is traveling the world... got involved with the sport because he didn't like swimming and dreams of Olympic gold

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