Huntington Beach, CA - July 13 - The 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team has just one final tune-up before the Olympic Games begin on August 9 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Team USA welcomes Russia to California for a three game series starting July 21 at 6pm pt at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, CA. The two teams head north to Los Angeles, CA and UCLA for a match on July 24 at 2pm pt followed by a journey further north to Palo Alto, CA for a match at Stanford University on July 27 at 7pm pt. The final match has been dubbed the "Rumble To Rio" and takes place in between the first and second sessions of the 2016 Junior Olympics. It marks the fifth straight Olympic Games that Stanford has hosted the send-off match for the USA Women.
Tickets for each match are on sale and can be purchased by visiting the links below. Rosters for each team are available below.
The USA Women are coming off a three-game sweep of Hungary on the East Coast and now look to finish final preparations before they open Olympic play on August 9 against Spain. In Russia, Team USA meets a squad that also punched their ticket to Rio at the Olympic Qualification Tournament this past March in the Netherlands.
Live streaming via USA Water Polo TV at Facebook.com/USAWP and live stats via The FOSH will be available for every match.
U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team vs Russia
July 21 - Cathedral Catholic - San Diego, CA - 6pm pt - TICKETS - Live Stats
July 24 - UCLA - Los Angeles, CA - 2pm pt - TICKETS - Live Stats
July 27 - Stanford - Palo Alto, CA - 7pm pt - SOLD OUT - Live Stats
2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team (Hometown/School/USAWP Club)
1. Sami Hill - GK (Santa Barbara, CA/UCLA/Santa Barbara)
2. Maddie Musselman - A (Newport Beach, CA/Corona del Mar HS/CdM Aquatics)
3. Melissa Seidemann - D (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
4. Rachel Fattal - A (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
5. KK Clark - D (Menlo Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
6. Maggie Steffens - A (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
7. Courtney Mathewson - A (Anaheim Hills, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
8. Kiley Neushul - A (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Santa Barbara)
9. Aria Fischer - C (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET)
10. Kaleigh Gilchrist - A (Newport Beach, CA/USC/NYAC)
11. Makenzie Fischer - D (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET)
12. Kami Craig - C (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/NYAC)
13. Ashleigh Johnson - GK (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC)
Head Coach: Adam Krikorian
Asst. Coaches: Dan Klatt and Chris Oeding
Team Manager: Jen Adams Funakura
Russian Women's National Team
1. Anna Ustiukhina
2. Nadezhda Glyzina
3. Ekaterina Prokofyeva
4. Elvina Karimova
5. Maria Borisova
6. Olga Gorbunova
7. Ekaterina Lisunova
8. Anastasia Simanovich
9. Anna Timofeeva
10. Evgeniia Soboleva
11. Evgeniia Ivanova
12. Anna Grieva
13. Anna Karnaukh
14. Evgenia Abdrziziakova
15. Tatiana Zubkova
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