July 15, 2013
Huntington Beach, Calif. - July 15, 2013-- USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team Head Coach Dejan Udovicic has announced the roster for the 2013 FINA World Championship. The 13 athletes selected feature five returners from the team that competed at the 2012 Olympic Games and six athletes overall with Olympic Games experience. The rest of the squad features a mix of newcomers to the Men's Senior National Team along with athletes that competed at the FINA World League Super Final this past June. The team opens competition today in a Four Nations Tournament held in Belgrade, Serbia as a warm-up to the World Championships. Team USA will compete against Canada, China, and Serbia.
The FINA World Championships start on July 22 when the United States will take on Croatia. They will meet Canada and South Africa to close out group play.
2013 FINA Men's World League Super Final Roster (Hometown/College/USAWP Club)
Tony Azevedo - Attacker (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/NYAC)*
Alex Bowen - Attacker (Santee, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Shea Buckner - Attacker (Villa Park, CA/USC/NYAC)*
Matt DeTrane - Attacker (Moraga, CA/Pepperdine/NYAC)
Tim Hutten - Defender (Seal Beach, CA/UC-Irvine/Newport WPF)*
JW Krumpholz - Center (Santa Ana, CA/USC/NYAC)
John Mann - Center (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC)*
Merrill Moses - Goalkeeper (Palos Verdes, CA/Pepperdine/NYAC)*
Alex Obert - Center (Loomis, CA/Pacific/Sac Polo)
Chancellor Ramirez - Defender (Pasadena, CA/UCLA/Rose Bowl)
Michael Rosenthal - Attacker (Miami, FL/USC/Raider)
Andy Stevens - Goalkeeper (Villa Park, CA/LMU/NYAC)
Janson Wigo - Attacker (Fort Lauderdale, FL/Stanford/NYAC)
Head Coach: Dejan Udovicic
Assistant Coach: Jack Kocur
Team Manager: Rick McKee
About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc. is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 40,000 members, USAWP is also the sanctioning authority for more than 500 Member Clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the US. It fosters grass-roots expansion of the sport, providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches and officials.
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