Women's Youth National Team

2016 FINA Women's Youth World Championship Roster Announced


Aria Fischer and the Women's Youth National Team start play in New Zealand on December 12
Nov. 22, 2016

Huntington Beach, CA - November 22 - USA Women's Youth National Team Head Coach Marcelo Leonardi has announced the competition roster for the upcoming FINA Youth World Championship taking place this December 12-18 in Auckland, New Zealand. Team USA, the defending Youth World Champions will be looking to repeat and maintain the USA Water Polo Women's status as World Champions at all age groups. The roster is anchored by 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Aria Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET) alongside a host of talented athletes with National Team experience. 

Team USA opens play on December 12 against Japan and will meet Greece and China in pool play. The medal round is set for December 18. The team will depart in early December for pre-competition training in Australia before moving on to New Zealand for competition. For more information on the event including live streaming details, click here to visit the official website. 

2016 FINA Youth World Championship Roster (USAWP Club/USAWP Zone)
Valerie Ayala - Attacker (SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Southern Pacific)
Aria Fischer - Center (SET/Southern Pacific)
Paige Hauschild - Attacker (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California)
Abrielle Hill - Center (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California)
Madeline Johnston - Center Defender (680 Water Polo/Pacific)
Sarah Klass - Attacker (680 Water Polo/Pacific)
Alexis Liebowitz - Utility (680 Water Polo/Pacific)
Ryann Neushul - Utility (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California)
Heidi Ritner - Goalie (CDM Aquatics/Southern Pacific)
Jewel Roemer - Attacker (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California)
Thea Walsh - Goalie (SET/Southern Pacific)
Bayley Weber - Center Defender (SET/Southern Pacific)

Alternate-
Ava Johnson - Center (680 Water Polo/Pacific)

2016 FINA Youth World Championship Team USA Schedule
12/12 vs Japan 12:10pm (3:10pm pt 12/11)
12/13 vs Greece 12:10pm (3:10pm pt 12/12)
12/14 vs China 9:30am (12:30pm pt 12/13)
12/15 vs TBD (prelims)
12/16 vs TBD (quarterfinals)
12/17 vs TBD (semifinals)
12/18 vs TBD (finals)
*Auckland, New Zealand is 21 hours ahead of Pacific Time

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