Oct. 16, 2013
Huntington Beach, CA - October 16 - USA Water Polo Women's National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the rosters and coaches for the upcoming Futures 50 Classic. The event is set for October 25-27, 2013 at Foothill High School and will take place in conjunction with the Fall Fling. The four rosters were divided up with each featuring a mix of athletes from all levels of the USA Water Polo National Teams. The teams were named after the four locations to offer women's water polo in the Olympic Games. 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Coralie Simmons headlines the coaching selections that include some of the top coaches in collegiate, scholastic and developmental women's water polo.
Simmons, the current head coach of women's water polo at Sonoma State University is also an assistant coach with the Women's Youth National Team. Kristin McKown is an assistant coach with the Women's Cadet National Team, serves as the ODP 12th Grade Coastal Girls Head Coach and is an assistant coach with the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo Team. Casey Greenawalt is the ODP 8th Grade SoPac Girls Head Coach and Director of the Riverside (CA) Water Polo Club. Ethan Damato is an assistant coach with the Women's Youth National Team, the ODP 12th Grade SoPac Girls Head Coach, and the head coach of water polo at Laguna Beach High School.
Simmons will lead Team Sydney with captain and two-time Olympic medalist Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan/NYAC). McKown will lead Team London with captain and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Annika Dries (Laguna Beach, CA/Stanford/SET). Greenawalt will lead Team Beijing with captain and Cutino Award winner Kiley Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/SBWPF). Damato will lead Team Athens with captain and 2012 Olympic Games MVP Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/Diablo).
Futures 50 Classic Schedule (all games at Foothill High School)
Friday, October 25
6:00pm Team London vs. Team Sydney
7:30pm Team Athens vs. Team Beijing
Saturday, October 26
9:45am - Team Sydney vs. Team Beijing
11:00am - Team London vs. Team Athens
4:45pm - Team London vs. Team Beijing
6:00pm - Team Sydney vs. Team Athens
Sunday, October 27
10:40am - 3rd Place
11:55am - 1st Place
Futures 50 Classic Teams
Team London - Head Coach: Kristin McKown
Annika Dries - captain
Team Sydney - Head Coach: Coralie Simmons
Betsey Armstrong - captain
Team Athens - Head Coach: Ethan Damato
Maggie Steffens - captain
Team Beijing - Head Coach: Casey Greenawalt
Kiley Neushul - captain
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