USA Water Polo Announces 2006 Men’s Junior National Team

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., May 30. THE Men’s National Water Polo Program held open tryouts for the Junior National Team over Memorial Day weekend at the USA Water Polo National Training Center in Los Alamitos, California. Twenty five athletes who were born in 1987 or 1988 were selected to train for the following 2006 events. The team’s first trip will be June 26-July 10 in Italy and Slovakia. The travel team will be selected on June 2.

“A lot of the guys we chose have been on involved in the National Team Program for many years now,” said Men’s Junior National Team Head Coach Doug Peabody. “They have a lot of experience now, but there is always room to improve.”

Men's Junior National Team Schedule:
Training Camp – June 23-26, 2006 Los Alamitos, CA
Memorial Tournament- June 29 – July 2, 2006 ITALY
High Tatras Cup – July 7-9, 2006 SLOVAKIA
Jr. Pan American Games – August 3-14, 2006 Montreal, CANADA

2006 Men’s Junior National Team Training Roster:

Matthew Aksel (Beaverton, Ore./Tualatin Hills Water Polo/USC)

Anthony Artukovich (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Shore/Long Beach Wilson High School)

Miguel Cidoncha-Simms (San Diego, Calif./San Diego Shores/University City High School)

Scott Davidson (Seal Beach, Calif./Bruin Water Polo/UCLA)

Christian Flores (Commerce, Calif./Commerce Water Polo/Cerritos College)

Caleb Hamilton (Irvine, Calif./SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Northwood High School)

William Hindle-Katel (Tarzana, Calif./Stanford Water Polo Club/ Harvard-Westlake High School)

Tyler Jemmett (San Diego, Calif./San Diego Shores/The Bishop’s School)

Clay Jorth (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Water Polo Foundation/Newport Harbor High School)

J.W. Krumpholz (Tustin, Calif./Los Angeles Water Polo Club/USC 2010)*

Chay Lapin (Westminster/Calif./Long Beach Shore Aquatics/UCLA)

Arjan Ligtenberg (Los Altos Hills, Calif./Stanford Water Polo/USC)

J.P. MacDonell (Redwood City. Calif./Stanford Club/Pepperdine University)

Ryan McCarthy (Vacaville, Calif./Stanford Club/Fairfield High School)

Michael Mulvey (Carlsbad, Calif./Naval Academy Aquatics Club/U.S. Naval Academy)

Thomas Pearson (Newport Beach, Calif./ORCA/Corona Del Mar High School)

Justin Rappel (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Los Angeles Water Polo Club/USC)

Matthew Sagehorn (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Shore/USC)

Jimmie Sandman (Los Altos Hills, Calif./Stanford Club/Los Altos High School)

Nico Sardo (Rancho San Diego, Calif./San Diego Shores/USC)

Travis Stachowski (San Clemente, Calif./SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Pepperdine University)

Kyle Sterling (Mercer Island, Wash./Washington Water Polo Club/Mercer Island High School)

Andy Stevens (Orange, Calif./ORCA/Loyola Marymount University)

Spencer Warden (Soquel, Calif./Soquel Wax-Em/Soquel High School)

Zachary White (Lake Forest, Calif./Trap/El Toro High School)

*On both the Senior and Junior National Team Rosters

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