Rachel Fattal was one of 13 athletes selected for the FINA World Championship roster
July 15, 2013
Huntington Beach, Calif. - July 15, 2013-- USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the roster for the 2013 FINA World Championships set for this July in Barcelona, Spain. The 13 athletes selected feature eight returners from the team that won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games. The rest of the team showcases established veterans with National Team experience alongside up and comers from the college game. Recently, Team USA took home bronze from the FINA World League Super Final and then followed that with a second place finish at the Dutch Trophy last week.
Team USA will open competition at the FINA World Championships against Greece on July 21. They will then meet Canada and Great Britain to close out group play. The United States finished sixth at the last World Championships in 2011. Team USA has won three FINA World Championships (2003, 2007, 2009).
2013 FINA Women's World Championship Roster
1. Betsey Armstrong - Goalkeeper (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan/NYAC)*
2. Lolo Silver - Attacker (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
3. Melissa Seidemann - Defender (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/Stanford)*
4. Rachel Fattal - Attacker (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
5. KK Clark - Defender (Menlo Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
6. Maggie Steffens - Defender (Danville, CA/Stanford/Diablo)*
7. Courtney Mathewson - Attacker (Anaheim Hills, CA/UCLA/NYAC)*
8. Kiley Neushul - Attacker (Goleta, CA/Stanford/SBWPF)
9. Jillian Kraus - Attacker (Santa Ana, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
10. Kelly Rulon - Attacker (San Diego, CA/UCLA/NYAC)*
11. Annika Dries - Center (Laguna Beach, CA/Stanford/SET)*
12. Kami Craig - Center (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/SBWPF)*
13. Tumua Anae - Goalkeeper (Newport Beach, CA/USC/SOCAL)*
Alternate - Kelly Mendoza - Defender (Danville, CA/USC/Diablo)
*2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
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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