Men's Senior National Team




Shea Buckner
Shea  Buckner

Hometown:
Villa Park, CA

Last College:
USC 2010

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 230

Position:
Attacker

Club:
NY Athletic Club, Latina Pallunoto


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

07/22/2013

USA Men Open FINA World Championships With 9-7 Loss To Croatia

Mann & DeTrane score twice in the loss

07/15/2013

USA Men's Senior National Team Announces Roster For 2013 FINA World Championships

Competition Starts On July 22 Against Croatia

06/14/2013

USA Men Edge China 13-11 In Shootout To Advance To Semifinals Of FINA World League Super Final

Team USA to meet Hungary in semifinal round on Saturday

06/12/2013

USA Men Win Second Straight At FINA World League Super Final With 13-12 Win Over Japan

Buckner, Rosenthal, and Wigo all score three goals in the victory

07/15/2013

The 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain are on their way!

National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships

06/04/2013

Highlights from the 2013 Men's FINA World League Prelims.

2013 Men's FINA World League Prelim - Recap

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

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

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Scored one goal in the 2013 FINA World Championships...Second on the team with eight goals on the way to fourth place at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Logged two goals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England... Scored six goals at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Notched four goals for Team USA in a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Key member of team that finished fourth at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Florence, Italy...Scored two goals at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final in Nis, Serbia.

PROFESSIONAL
Currently plays club in Italy for Latina Pallanuoto in series A1 (first division). COLLEGE: 2008 NCAA National Championship...Undefeated Season with USC (29-0)...2009 NCAA National Championship...All American 1st Team 2008 and 2009...All American Honorable Mention 2007...All MPSF Team 2007, 2008, 2009...MPSF Player of the week 2007 and 2008...USC Leading Scorer 2009...2nd Leading Scorer 2007 and 2008...Best Defender 2008 and 2009.

HIGH SCHOOL
Villa Park High School team captain...2004 CIF Player of the Year...2 time First Team All American...2004 Orange County Register Player of the Year....Century League Player of the Year 2003 and 2004...Century League MVP 2003 and 2004.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 9TH PLACE
  • 2013 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPERFINAL, CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA, 4TH PLACE
  • 2012 OLYMPICS GAMES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 8TH PLACE
  • 2012 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN, 4TH PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 6TH PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, FLORENCE, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, NIS, SERBIA, 5TH PLACE
  • 2010 VOLVO CUP, HUNGARY, 3RD PLACE
  • 2010 FISHER CUP, BERKELEY, CA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2009 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, 6TH PLACE
  • 2006 ASUA CUP, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
  • 2005 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MONTREAL, CANADA, 11TH PLACE
  • 2004 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, MEN'S USA JUNIOR TEAM, EL SALVADOR, 1ST PLACE
  • 2003 YOUTH TEAM WORLD TOURNAMENT, ITALY, 5TH PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT SHEA
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
Favorite Actor: Jim Carrey
Favorite Actress: Kiera Knightly
Theme Song: "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys
Favorite Musical Artists: Gotye, XX, The Game
Favorite Color: Blue
Facebook or Myspace: Facebook
Best Present Ever Received: Go Kart
Best Halloween Costume: Turkey
Magical Power: I would be able to control time so I would never die
Sport Other than Water Polo: Baseball or Ping Pong
Best Thing about Water Polo: The gratification I get when I work hard and achieve my goals
Favorite Quote: De gustibus non est disputandum...."Taste is not disputable".

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