USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team Announces 2013 Holiday Cup Roster
USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team Announces 2013 Holiday Cup Roster

Huntington Beach, CA - December 9 - With the 2013 Holiday Cup set to begin this Wednesday at Foothill High School in Santa Ana, CA, USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team Head Coach  Adam Krikorian has announced the Team USA roster. 16 athletes were selected with 13 being chosen to compete in each contest. Olympic gold medalists  Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan/NYAC),  Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/SBWPF),  Annika Dries (Laguna Beach, CA/Stanford/SET),  Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/Diablo), and  Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/Stanford) guide a squad comprised of veteran national team athletes and rising stars.

The Holiday Cup features of six international women's water polo teams and will run from Wednesday, December 11 through Sunday, December 15. The United States is joined by Australia, Canada, Greece, the Netherlands, and Russia in the competition. Team USA just returned home from Canada where they took first place at the Canada Cup, defeating Australia 12-10 in a shootout victory on Sunday. A full schedule for the Holiday Cup is available below, the United States will open with the Netherlands on Wednesday evening at 8:30pm pt.

Tickets will be available at the door prior to each game with full tournament passes available. In the holiday spirit, spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned items to donate.  For each canned item donated, attendees receive $1 off up to a maximum of $3 off per person per day. All canned items collected will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. 

2013 USA Women's Senior National Team Holiday Cup Roster 
(Hometown/College or High School/USAWP Club) 
G -  Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan/NYAC)*
G -  Sami Hill (Santa Barbara, CA/UCLA/SBWPF)
C -  Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/SBWPF)*
C -  Annika Dries (Laguna Beach, CA/Stanford/SET)*
D -  KK Clark (Menlo Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
D -  Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/Stanford)*
D -  Alys Williams (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA/Huntington Beach WPC)
D -  Danielle Warde (Newport Beach, CA/UC-Irvine/SOCAL)
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 -  Lolo Silver (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
A -  Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Beach, CA/USC/Trojan)
A -  Priscilla Orozco (Commerce, CA/UCLA/Commerce)
A -  Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS/SET) 
*2012 Olympic Gold Medalist

2013 Holiday Cup Schedule - Foothill High School - Santa Ana, CA - All times pacific

Wednesday, Dec 11
6:00pm RUS vs CAN
7:15pm AUS vs GRE
8:30pm USA vs NED

Thursday, Dec 12
6:00pm GRE vs NED
7:15pm AUS vs RUS
8:30pm USA vs CAN

Friday, Dec 13
6:00pm CAN vs GRE
7:15pm AUS vs NED
8:30pm USA vs RUS

Saturday, Dec 14
6:00pm NED vs CAN
7:15pm RUS vs GRE
8:30pm USA vs AUS

Sunday, Dec 15
9:00am RUS vs NED
10:15am CAN vs AUS
11:30am USA vs GRE

Greg Mescall
Director of Communications
USA Water Polo

2124 Main Street, Ste. 240 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Polo In Every Pool!