USA Water Polo Announces Roster for FINA Women’s World Cup

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, August 5. USA Women’s Senior National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the 13 athletes that will compete for Team USA at the upcoming FINA World Cup. The event is set for this August 12-17 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia where the United States will look to defend their championship, won in 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The title in 2010 marked the first World Cup crowned for the USA Women since 1979. Olympians Kami CraigAnnika DriesMelissa SeidemannMaggie Steffens, and Courtney Mathewson won Gold in 2010 at the last FINA World Cup while Kiley Neushulserved as an alternate on that team. 

The United States opens competition on August 12 with a match against South Africa and will also meet Australia and Hungary to complete group play. A full schedule for the United States is available below. 

2014 USA Women’s FINA World Cup Roster (Hometown/School/USAWP Club)
G – Sami Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/UCLA/SBWPF)
G – Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/Gulliver Riptides)
C – Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/SBWPF)*
C – Annika Dries (Laguna Beach, CA/Stanford/SET)*
D – Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/Stanford)*
D – KK Clark (Menlo Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
D – Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Huntington Beach WPC)
A – Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/Diablo)*
A – Kiley Neushul (Goleta, CA/Stanford/SBWPF)
A – Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
A – Jillian Kraus (Santa Ana, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
A – Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/Trojan)
A – Courtney Mathewson (Anaheim Hills, CA/UCLA/NYAC)*
*2012 Olympic Gold Medalist  

Head Coach: Adam Krikorian
Assistant Coach: Dan Klatt
Assistant Coach: Chris Oeding
Team Manager: Jen Adams   

2014 FINA World Cup Schedule (all time PST)
August 12 vs South Africa 1:30am
August 13 vs Australia 3:30am
August 14 vs Hungary 12:30am
August 15 TBA (Quarterfinals)
August 16 TBA (Semifinals)
August 17 TBA (Finals) 

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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