NorCal Hosts International Water Polo
14 May, 2014
The USA Men's Senior National Team will host the Serbian Men's National Team in a four-game series from June 4-8 in Northern California. Led by Head Coach Dejan Udovicic, Team USA will take on the reigning Olympic Bronze Medalists in Serbia on four different college campuses.
The series starts on June 4 when the University of the Pacific plays host in Stockton, CA at 7pm. From there the scene shifts to Davis, CA and the University of California-Davis for a 7pm opening sprint on June 5. After a day off, the series resumes on June 7 with a 3pm match at the University of California-Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. The final match is set for Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA with a 3pm start on June 8.
Tickets for the match at Stanford are currently on-sale and the tickets for the remaining matches will be on-sale soon. Click here for a complete schedule, pool locations, and ticket information. In addition to the competition, a USA Water Polo coach/referee school is set for June 6 and 7 in Berkeley. School registration will include presentations from Coach Udovicic, National Referee Director Jim Cullingham, Pacific Head Coach James Graham, UC-Davis Head Coach Dan Leyson, and a ticket to the match at Cal. To register for the school, click here.
A roster for both Team USA and Serbia will be announced closer to the start of the series.
2014 USA Men's National Team/Serbia Series
Wednesday, June 4 - 7:00pm pst
Chris Kjeldsen Pool
University of the Pacific - Stockton, CA
Thursday, June 5 - 7:00pm pst
Schaal Aquatics Center
University of California-Davis - Davis, CA
Saturday, June 7 - 3:00pm pst
Spieker Aquatics Complex
University of California-Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
Coach/Referee School (June 6 & 7)
Sunday, June 8 - 3:00pm pst
Avery Aquatic Center
Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA
About USA Water Polo: The Mission of USA Water Polo shall be to grow the sport of water polo throughout the United States and win medals in Olympic, World Championship, and Pan American Games.
USA Water Polo, Inc. is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Water Polo in the United States. USA Water Polo oversees our Olympic water polo program, including senior, junior, youth and cadet national teams, as well as 20 different championship events annually, including the Junior Olympics, the US Open of Water Polo, and the Masters National Championships.
With nearly 40,000 members, USA Water Polo is also the sanctioning authority for more than 500 Member Clubs and more than 400 tournaments conducted nationwide each year. USA Water Polo has a rich tradition of success at every level including World Championship, World Cup, World League and Pan Am Gold Medals, and most recently, Olympic Gold for our women's program. USA Water Polo is committed to the development and promotion of the sport throughout the US and to providing the best possible experience for all participants. It fosters grass-roots expansion of the sport, providing a national system of affiliated clubs and leagues, certified coaches and officials, educational materials, and background screenings, as well as developing programmatic materials and undertaking initiatives to generate greater awareness of the sport.