Rosters Announced For USA Water Polo National League Championships

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HUNTINGTON BEACH – The first year of the USA Water Polo National League comes to a close this weekend with a championship tournament featuring the top six teams in regular season action. Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California will play host with admission available each day for just $5 (at the door only).

The Olympic Club, with just one loss, enters the competition as the top seed. All the action begins on Saturday morning at 9am pt when USA Blue takes on Alumni. The championship match is set for Sunday, April 12 at 3:30pm pt. For complete National League Championship rosters see below. For a complete schedule click here and for more information on the National League including stats and league standings, click here.

All matches from the tournament will stream live via USA Water Polo TV at YouTube.com/USAWP and live stats will be provided via The FOSH. Also, don’t forget when sharing content about the National League on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #USAWPNL.

2015 National League Championship – Schedule
Acalanes High School – 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549

2015 National League Championship Rosters

USA Red (Hometown/College or HS/USAWP Club)
Head Coach: Alex Rodriguez
1 G Andrew Chun (La Jolla, CA/Bishop’s School/SD Shores)
2 C Ben Hallock (Studio City, CA/Harvard Westlake HS/Bruin)
3 C Nick Bisconti (Atherton, CA/Sacred Heart Prep/Stanford)
4 D Alex Roelse (Los Angeles, CA/UCLA/Bruin)
5 D Matt Maier (Rancho Cucamonga, CA/Damien HS/Foothill)
6 D Ben Stevenson (Reno, NV/Pacific/Team Vegas)
7 A Ash Molten (L) (Buena Park, CA/Orange Lutheran HS/North Irvine WP)
8 A Conor Neumann (L) (Danville, CA/California/Lamorinda)
9 A Marko Vavic (Palos Verdes, CA/Loyola HS)
10 A Nic Carniglia (Lodi, CA/California/Davis)
11 A Jake Ehrhardt (Camarillo, CA/Rio Mesa HS/Santa Barbara WPF)
12 A Evan Rosenfeld (Thousand Oaks, CA/Harvard Westlake HS/LA Premier)
14 A Thomas Dunstan (L) (New Canaan, CT/Mater Dei HS/Greenwich Aquatics)
15 A Bryce Hoerman (San Diego, CA/USC/Del Mar)

USA White (Hometown/College or HS/USAWP Club)
Head Coach: Jack Kocur
1 G Drew Holland (Orinda, CA/Stanford/stanford)
2 C Alex Obert (Loomis, CA/Pacific/Sac Polo)
3 A Hannes Daube (Long Beach, CA/Newport Harbor HS)
4 C Marco Stanchi (Bellevue, WA/Bellevue HS/Rain City)
5 D Kyle Trush (Corona del Mar, CA/Corona del Mar HS/Newport WPF)
6 D Thomas Carroll (Berkeley, CA/California/Lamorinda)
7 A Nolan McConnell (L) (Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach St./SET)
8 A Bret Bonanni (Huntington Beach, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
9 D Anthony Daboub (Glendora, CA/Damien HS/Foothill)
10 A Kent Inoue (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Regency)
11 A Thomas Agramonte (Half Moon Bay, CA/California/CORE)
12 A Farrel South (Newport Beach, CA/California/CORE)
13 G Duncan Creed (Walnut Creek, CA/Miramonte HS/Lamorinda)
14 A Chase Travisano (L) (Glendora, CA/Damien HS/Foothill)
15 A Dennis Blyashov (Carlsbad, CA/Cathedral Catholic HS/Del Mar)

USA Blue (Hometown/College or HS/USAWP Club)
Head Coach: Brett Ormsby
1 G McQuin Baron (North Tustin, CA/USC/Regency)
2 D Chancellor Ramirez (Pasadena, CA/UCLA/Rose Bowl)
3 C James Sarmento (Discovery Bay, CA/Pacific/680)
4 C/D Will Klein (Pasadena, CA/Brown/Rose Bowl)
5 A Chandler Jarrels-Stickney (Seal Beach, CA/California/CORE)
6 D Jackson Kimbell (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
7 A Sawyer Rhodes (Santa Barbara, CA/Santa Barbara HS)
8 A Ryder Roberts (L) (Vista, CA/UCLA/Del Mar)
9 A Grant Stein (L) (Palm Desert, CA/USC/CHAWP)
10 A Connor Stapleton (Davis, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
11 A Luca Cupido (Newport Beach, CA/California/Newport Beach)
12 A Colin Mulcahy (Los Altos, CA/California/CORE)
13 G Patrick Saunders (Huntington Beach, CA/Huntington Beach HS/Vanguard)
14 A Jacob Cavano (Huntington Beach, CA/Huntington Beach HS/Vanguard)

Alumni Water Polo Club (Hometown/College or HS)
Coaching Staff: Steve Doten, Drew Clute, Ernie Campbell and Eric Sturgeon
1 Brandon Brooks (Honolulu, HI/UCLA)
2 Scott Snyder (Simi Valley, CA/UCLA)
3 Kevin Witt (Glendale, CA/LMU)
4 Nick Fadden (Stockton, CA/Fresno Pacific)
5 Griffin Lerman (Monte Sereno, CA/UC-Irvine)
6 Andrew Reego (Granite Bay, CA/USC)
7 Lance Morrison (Fairfield, CA/Pacific)
8 Jake Young (Saratoga, CA/Pepperdine)
9 Pat Morrison (Sacramento, CA/UCLA)
10 Clint Freeman (Brentwood, CA/Redlands)
11 Taylor Clute (Turlock, CA/Long Beach State)
12 James Perry (Orinda, CA/Pepperdine)
13 Steve Barrington (Lodi, CA/Pacific)
14 Raphael Krempp (Strasbourg, France/West Valley)
15 Shane Mahoney (Lodi, CA/Pacific)

The Olympic Club (Hometown/College or HS)
Coaching Staff: Andy Burke and Kirk Everist
1 Jack Curley (San Francisco, CA/Pepperdine)
2 Cullen Hennessey (Fairfax, CA/UCLA)
3 Brian Alexander (La Jolla, CA/UCSB)
4 Travis Bickham (Half Moon Bay, CA/California)
5 Nick Hoversten (Lafayette, CA/Stanford)
6 Marin Balarin (Berkeley, CA/California)
7 Paul Reynolds (Tustin, CA/UCLA)
8 Brian Dudley (Johannesburg, South Africa/California)
9 Stephen Siri (Orinda, CA/USC)
10 Conner Cleary (Goleta, CA/Stanford)
11 Zac Monsees (San Jose, CA/California)
12 Chris Lathrop (Orinda, CA/California)

New York Athletic Club (Hometown/College or HS)
Coaching Staff: Layne Beaubien and Scott Schulte
1 Merrill Moses (Palos Verdes, CA/Pepperdine)
2 Wolf Wigo (New York, NY/Stanford)
3 Alex Bowen (Santee, CA/Stanford)
4 Kostas Genidounias (Athens, Greece/USC)
5 Ricardo Guimaeras (Sa Paulo, Brazil/Long Beach State)
6 Jesse Smith (Coronado, CA/Pepperdine)
7 Griffin White (Mission Viejo, CA/UCLA)
8 Marc Vonderweidt (Santa Monica, CA/USC)
9 Richie Hyden (Melbourne, Australia/Bucknell)
10 Jeffrey Schwimer (Beverly Hills, CA/Stanford)
11 Max Staresinic (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny HS)
12 Nick Lavayen (Monarch Beach, CA/Mater Dei HS)
13 Bence Valics (Eger, Hungary/Pepperdine)
14 Jeff Tyrrell (Granite Bay, CA/California)
15 Stefano Ragosa (San Diego, CA/Concordia)

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