USA Water Polo Announces Women’s National Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – USA Water Polo and Women’s National Team Head Coach Guy Baker announced the 1998 Women’s National Team roster at the conclusion of a training camp held over the Memorial Day weekend in San Jose, Calif.

“This was our first camp and things went very well,” said Baker, who was named head coach in March. Over the weekend Baker, 35, was also named the USA Water Polo/United Airlines 1998 Coach of the Year. An assistant on the 1992 USA Men’s Olympic water polo team and again with the 1997-98 men’s team, Baker led UCLA to two men’s NCAA and three Women’s Collegiate titles in the last three years, a feat unmatched in water polo history.

“We conducted open tryouts in Long Beach, Calif., and in Annapolis, Md., last week,” Baker said. “However, this was the first time we have put all the top players together. We saw a good deal of progress between the first practice and the final inter-squad scrimmage. There was noticeable improvement between our scrimmages Saturday and Sunday.”

1998 Women’s National Team
Robin Beauregard, 19, Huntington Beach, Calif. (UCLA ’01)
Heather Crary, 21, Redwood City, Calif. (Stanford ’99)
Jaimi Doan, 27, Newberg, Ore. (UC-Davis ’95)
Ellen Estes, 19, Novato, Calif. (Stanford ’00)
Jackie Frank, 18, Long Beach, Calif. (Stanford ’02)
Suze Gardner, 19, Atherton, Calif. (Stanford ’00)
Erin Golaboski, 20, Severna Park, Md. (UCLA ’00)
Courtney Johnson, 24, Salt Lake City, Utah (Cal ’96, current law student)
Maggi Kelly, 32, Berkeley, Calif. (Cal ’87, MA UNC ’91, PhD Colorado ’96) Heather Kohler, 24, Gresham, Ore. (UC Davis ’96, MA San Diego St)
Heather Moody, 24, Green River, Wyo. (San Diego State ’96)
Bernice Orwig, 22, Santa Ana, Calif. (USC ’99)
Maureen O’Toole, 37, Oakland, Calif. (Hawaii ’83, MA Pacific Azusa ’90)
Nicolle Payne, 21, Cerritos, Calif. (UCLA ’98)
Rachel Scott, 22, Bainbridge Island, Wash. (San Diego State ’99)
Kathy “Gubba” Sheehy, 28, San Diego, Calif. (San Diego State ’97)
Coralie Simmons, 21, Hemet, Calif. (UCLA ’99)
Julie Swail, 25, Placentia, Calif. (UC San Diego ’95)
Brenda Villa, 18, Commerce, Calif. (Stanford ’02)
Alisa von Hartitzsch, 22, Tusla, Okla. (Cal ’98)
Catherine von Schwarz, 21, Annapolis, Md. (UCLA ’99)
Lynn Wittstock, 35, Berkeley, Calif. (Cal ’85)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Guy Baker, Long Beach, Calif. (1992 Men’s Olympic Asst Coach)
Asst Coach: Ken Lindgren, Long Beach, Calif. (1980, 1984 Asst. Olympic Coach)
Asst Coach: Chris Duplanty, Honolulu, Hawaii (1988, 92, 96 Olympian)
Asst Coach: Susan Ortwein, San Diego, Calif. (Asst. coach Stanford)

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