USA Water Polo Names UANA Jr. Pan American Teams

Photo Courtesy: Jared Gray/USA Water Polo

Huntington Beach, CA – June 11 – The USA Women’s Youth National Team has 13 athletes have been selected to compete, with Team USA opening competition on July 10 against Argentina.

The United States will also take on Venezuela, Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico in pool play before the medal round arrives. The team will be led by Head Coach Kristin Rodriguez, joined by Assistant Coaches Cat Arroyo and Alicia Began alongside Team Manager Linda Wright. For a complete event schedule and more information on the event, click here.

All the games will be played at The Long Center (1501 N Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33765), ticket information will be available soon. The final two days of competition (July 14-15) will be streamed live on USA Water Polo TV at and Click here for more information on the event and a complete tournament schedule.

The USA Men’s Youth National Team roster for this event was announced last week and can be viewed below.

2018 UANA Junior Pan American Championship USA Women’s Roster

Itzahiana Baca GK (Commerce Aquatics/Coastal California Zone)
Hannah Meyer 2MD (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California Zone)
Cassidy Miller U (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California Zone)
Bianca Becerra U (Commerce Aquatics/Coastal California Zone)
Christina Hicks C (Hawaiian Islands Water Polo/Hawaii Zone)
Isabel Zimmerman A (San Diego Shores Water Polo Club/Pacific Southwest Zone)
Emily Blackwell GK (680 Water Polo/Pacific Zone)
Jenna Flynn A (680 Water Polo/Pacific Zone)
Anneliese Miller 2MD (Diablo Alliance Water Polo/Pacific Zone)
Paola Dominguez-Castro A (Hialeah Storm WPC/Southeast Zone)
Isabela Gazzaniga C (North Irvine Water Polo Club/Southern Pacific Zone)
Malia Allen C (SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Southern Pacific Zone)
Emily Ausmus A (SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Southern Pacific Zone)

Head Coach: Kristin Rodriguez
Assistant Coaches: Cat Arroyo & Alicia Began
Team Manager: Linda Wright
Athletic Trainer: Kelly Wilson

2018 UANA Junior Pan American Championship USA Men’s Roster

Nico Tierney 2MD (Los Angeles Premier/Coastal California Zone)
Ethan Parrish A (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California Zone)
Kent Emden GK (West Suburban Water Polo Club/Midwest Zone)
Andy Rodgers A (Del Mar Water Polo Club/Pacific Southwest Zone)
Giorgio Alessandria A (CC United/Pacific Zone)
Jackson Painter A (Lamorinda Water Polo/Pacific Zone)
Alex Tsotadze A (Stanford Water Polo Foundation/Pacific Zone)
Ike Love C (Newport Beach Water Polo/Southern Pacific Zone)
Makoto Kenney A (Newport Beach Water Polo/Southern Pacific Zone
Garrett Zaan C (Vanguard Aquatics/Southern Pacific Zone)
Tanner Pulice A (CDM Aquatics Federation/Southern Pacific Zone)
Ian Minsterman A (United Water Polo Club/Southern Pacific Zone)
Garret Griggs GK (SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Southern Pacific Zone)

Head Coach – Trent Calder
Assistant Coaches – Bryan Lynton & Tim Daniel
Team Manager – Jen Gudmundsson

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