A group of Southern California high school boys have been selected for the unique chance to scrimmage against the Argentina senior national team on Saturday the 26th. The event, announced today in a tweet by USA Water Polo, and organized by Orange Lutheran coach Steve Carrera will be streamed live on ibnsportsnetwork’s YouTube page. The match will be played at Northwood High School in Irvine, CA, and serves as a warmup for the Argentinians, who along with the US men’s national team are participating in the UANA Qualification Tournament in Calgary beginning on January 30.
Only three from the high school selection do not come from Orange County, with sharpshooter Ryder Roberts of North San Diego County travelling the furthest. Jackson Kimbell and Chancellor Ramirez will be the Los Angeles county representatives.
UPDATED: The team was selected by Carrera, who will be joined on the bench by former Pepperdine coach Jack Kocur, and brother Ed, former coach at Vanguard University.
- Marko Asic, Dana Hills HS, Dana Point, CA
- McQuin Baron, Mater Dei, Santa Ana, CA
- Curtis Fink, Newport Harbor HS, Newport Beach, CA
- Kent Inoue, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, CA
- Chandler Jarrels, Los Alamitos HS, Los Alamitos, CA
- Chandler Kaltenbach, Santa Margarita HS, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
- Jackson Kimbell, Woodrow Wilson HS, Long Beach, CA
- Chancellor Ramirez, Loyola, Los Angeles, CA
- Ryder Roberts, Vista HS, Vista, CA
- RJ Simmons, Northwood HS, Irvine, CA
- Dan Stevens, Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, CA
- James Walters, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, CA
- Jonathan Walters, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, CA