Team USA Women’s Water Polo Team Returns to Pool with December Exhibition

Photo Courtesy: Peter Neushul/USAWP

The USA Women’s National Team, 2017 FINA World Champions, will be back in the water this December for the first time since earning gold in Budapest, Hungary this past July. Team USA will take on China and the Netherlands in a four game series in Southern California this December 14-19.

The United States will kick things off with match against China at UC Irvine on December 14 at 7pm pt. From there things head north to Santa Barbara High School in Santa Barbara, CA for a meeting with the Netherlands onDecember 16 at 2pm pt. The next day the two teams return south to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles for a meeting on December 17 at 2pm pt. The action closes at Foothill High School in Tustin, CA on Tuesday, December 19 at 7pm pt when Team USA and China square off. In addition, on Friday, December 15 China and the Netherlands will meet at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, CA at 7pm pt, admission for that match is free.

Team USA is currently the number one ranked team in the world and holds every major championship including titles at the Olympic Games, FINA World Championship, FINA World Cup and FINA World League Super Final. Netherlands earned silver at the 2015 FINA World Championship while China won gold at the 2016 Asian Champoinships.

Tickets for three of the four matches are on-sale and can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets for the match at UC Irvine will go on sale shortly. Full team rosters and live streaming information will be announced closer to the beginning of competition.

2017 USA Women’s National Team Series – December 14-19
December 14 – USA vs China – 7pm pt (UC-Irvine – Irvine, CA) – Tickets On-Sale Soon
December 15 – China vs Netherlands 7pm pt (Joint Forces Training Base – Los Alamitos, CA) – Free Admission
December 16 – USA vs Netherlands – 2pm pt (Santa Barbara, HS – Santa Barbara, CA) – Tickets
December 17 – USA vs Netherlands – 2pm pt (Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, CA) Tickets
December 19 – USA vs China – 7pm pm (Foothill HS, Tustin, CA) Tickets

Press release courtesy of USA Water Polo. 

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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