USA Women’s Water Polo Announces Roster For 2019 FINA Intercontinental Tournament

December 18, 2017; Joint Forces Training Center, Los Alamitos, California, USA; Waterpolo: RockTape; Maggie Steffens Photo credit: Catharyn Hayne- KLC fotos
Photo Courtesy: Catharyn Hayne

USA Women’s Senior National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian has announced the roster for the first competition of 2019, the FINA Intercontinental Tournament in Perth, Australia. Currently ranked number one in the world, the United States has taken gold at this event in three of the last four years. With women’s college season ongoing, the Team USA roster will feature three high school athletes alongside a host of Olympic champions and veterans.

Team captain and two-time Olympic champion Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC) will be joined by fellow 2016 Olympic champions Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL), Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/NYAC), Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC) and Kiley Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford/NYAC). High school athletes and rising talents Abbi Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/Dos Pueblos HS/Santa Barbara 805), Jewel Roemer (Martinez, CA/Acalanes HS/680) and Honnie Vandeweghe (Laguna Hills, CA/Santa Margarita HS/SET) round out the roster and will earn valuable experience against some of the top teams in the world.

Team USA will open play on March 26 when they take on China. That will be followed by matches against Japan and New Zealand to close out group play. A champion will be crowned on March 31.

Information on live streaming will be shared as available prior to the start of competition.

2019 FINA Women’s Intercontinental Tournament Roster
Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
Brigitta Games (Littleton, CO/USC/NYAC)
Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/NYAC)
Stephania Haralabidis (Athens, Greece/USC/NYAC)
Abbi Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/Dos Pueblos HS/Santa Barbara 805)
Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC)
Jamie Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
Kiley Neushul (Isla Vista, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
Jordan Raney (Manhattan Beach, CA/Stanford/Huntington Beach WP)
Jewel Roemer (Martinez, CA/Acalanes HS/680 Water Polo)
Honnie Vandeweghe (Laguna Hills, CA/Santa Margarita HS/SET)*
Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
Gabby Stone (La Jolla, CA/Stanford/San Diego Shores)
Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Huntington Beach WP)

*First Senior National Team Event

Staff: 
Adam Krikorian, Head Coach
Ethan Damato, Assistant Coach
Liz Grimes, Team Leader
Andrew Silva, Video Coach
Larnie Boquiren, Sports Medicine Manager
Tim Pelot, Strength Coach

2019 FINA Women’s Intercontinental Tournament Schedule (subject to change – times to be announced)
March 26 – USA vs China
March 27 – USA vs Japan
March 28 – USA vs New Zealand
March 29 – TBD – Quarterfinals
March 30 – TBD – Semifinals
March 31 – TBD – Finals

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