Women's Senior National Team

2017 FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament Set For Davis, CA This May 2-7


Melissa Seidemann and Team USA return to competition this May for the first time since the 2016 Olympic Games
March 28, 2017

Huntington Beach, CA - March 28 - After a well deserved rest, the Olympic champions are back in action. Following an unprecedented second straight Olympic gold medal, the USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team returns to competition this May 2-7 in the FINA Intercontinental Tournament held at UC-Davis' Schaal Aquatic Center. The number one ranked team in the world will kick-off their 2017 schedule by welcoming the likes of Australia, Canada, China, Japan and Kazakhstan to the Central Valley. 

As two-time defending gold medalists in this event, Team USA will bring a very different team to Davis than the one that claimed gold in Rio De Janeiro last August. With this event taking place during the end of the women's collegiate season the Team USA roster will feature a mixture of veterans and rising talents from the Team USA pipeline. 

"It has been a long time since Rio and we are thrilled to be back at it. Since most of our athletes are playing collegiately, the timing provides a unique opportunity for some of our young athletes to compete at the senior level and for our coaching staff to get a brief stint working with them," said Team USA Head Coach Adam Krikorian. He continued, "we always take a lot of pride in being able to host events. With that in mind we are thrilled to be able to compete at UC Davis, a university and and community that has been so supportive of our sport."

The top four teams at this event qualify for the FINA World League Super Final held in Shanghai, China this June. It all leads up the 2017 FINA World Championships, the premier event of the year, held this July in Budapest, Hungary. 

Full team rosters and live streaming details will be available in the coming weeks for the FINA Intercontinental Tournament. A tentative game schedule has been released and is available below.

Tickets will be available on-site only with no advance ticket sales. For games on May 2-4 admission will be free for students and those 18 & under with $5 general admission for all others.  For games on May 5-7 admission will be $5 for students or USAWP members (must have school ID or USAWP ID card) and $10 for general admission for all others. Admission will be charged each day of competition under the guidelines above. 

2017 FINA Intercontinental Tournament - Davis, CA - Subject to change (all times pacific)

Date Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Tuesday, May 2 AUS-CHN 4:30pm KAZ-USA 6:00pm JPN-CAN 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 3 CAN-AUS 4:30pm KAZ-JPN 6:00pm USA-CHN 7:30pm
Thursday, May 4 CHN-CAN 4:30pm JPN-USA 6:00pm AUS-KAZ 7:30pm
Friday, May 5 KAZ-CHN 4:30pm JPN-AUS 6:00pm USA-CAN 7:30pm
Saturday, May 6 CHN-JPN 4:30pm KAZ-CAN 6:00pm AUS-USA 7:30pm
Sunday, May 7 5th/6th 10:00am 3rd/4th 11:30am 1st/2nd 1:00pm
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