Top US Prep Programs Represented on Youth Championships Rosters

The World Youth Water Polo Championships begin on December 1 in Perth, Australia. The US selections have been set with both squads choosing representatives of some of the best high school (and collegiate) programs in the nation.

Both teams begin play on the 2nd with very different opponents: the men against powerhouse Hungary, and the women against India. Here are the final rosters, and the schools each player and coach represents.

2012 USAWP Women’s Youth World Championships Roster
Mackenzie Barr, Center, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, CA
Melissa Bergesen, Attacker, Kearns HS, Kearns, UT (Golden West College, CA)
Mary Brooks, Attacker, Clovis West HS, Clovis, CA
Carlee Kapana, Goalkeeper, Newport Harbor HS, Newport Beach, CA
Makenzie Fischer, Defender, Laguna Beach HS, Laguna Beach, CA
Devin Grab, Attacker, South Pasadena HS, South Pasadena, CA
Danijela Jackovich, Defender, Lincoln Way Central HS, New Lenox, IL
Emily Loughlin, Center, Santa Margarita HS, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Christiana Manzella, Attacker, Foothill HS, Santa Ana, CA
Madison McLaren, Defender, Newport Harbor HS, Newport Beach, CA (UCLA)
Cassidy Papa, Attacker, Corona del Mar HS, Newport Beach, CA
Gabby Stone, Goalkeeper, The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, CA
Alys Williams, Defender, Edison HS, Huntington Beach, CA (UCLA)

Head Coach: Kyle Kopp, Golden West College, Santa Ana, CA
Asst Coach: Alison Gregorka, Lake Oswego HS, Lake Oswego, OR
Asst Coach: Paul Felton, St. Ignatius Prep, San Francisco, CA

2012 USAWP Men’s Youth World Championships Roster
Adam Abdulhamid, Attacker, Agoura High School, Agoura Hills, CA (Stanford)
Reid Chase, Center, Corona del Mar HS, Newport Beach, CA
Garrett Danner, Goalkeeper, El Toro HS, Lake Forest, CA (UCLA)
Matt Farmer, Center, Fenwick HS, Oak Park, IL
Patrick (Jack) Fellner, Miramonte HS, Orinda, CA
Chandler Jarrells, Attacker, Los Alamitos HS, Los Alamitos, CA
Kent Inoue, Attacker, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, CA
Max Irving, Attacker, Woodrow Wilson HS, Long Beach, CA
Kevin Levine, Goalkeeper, Granite Hills HS, El Cajon, CA
Chancellor Ramirez, Defender, Loyola HS, Los Angeles, CA
Ryder Roberts, Attacker, Vista HS, Vista, CA
Connor Stapleton, Attacker, Davis HS, Davis, CA
Alec Zwaneveld, Center, Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, CA (UCLA)

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Head Coach – Jason Lynch, Foothill HS, Santa Ana, CA
Asst. Coach – Dustin Litvak, Agoura HS, Agoura Hills, CA

Update: an earlier version of this article contained an outdated men’s roster.



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