Sports

USA announces women's water polo roster for Kirishi Cup

Stanford grads Annika Dries and Melissa Seidemann, along with Cardinal senior Kiley Neushul and junior Maggie Steffens will once again join forces with Sacred Heart Prep grad KK Clark on the United States women's national water polo team at the Kirishi Cup in Russia.

The Americans (12-1 overall) are scheduled to open the tournament Tuesday against Hungary.

The Kirishi Cup acts as a tuneup for the FINA World Cup, which will also be held in Russia beginning Aug. 12.

Team USA beat Italy, 10-8, in the gold medal match of the FINA World League Super Final two weeks ago. Steffens, FINA's World Player of the Year in 2012, scored the clinching goal for the Americans.

Neushul helped Team USA survive a tough first match against Russia, scoring the clinching goal in the second round of shootouts.

"I think the great thing is with our team this year that we have so many different people who could step up in the big moments," Steffens said.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Steins, sausage and spaetzle: Mountain View hosts second Oktoberfest
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,895 views

Men Are Good For Three Things
By Laura Stec | 35 comments | 2,825 views

Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies
By Jay Thorwaldson | 2 comments | 1,498 views

Reducing Council Size? Against
By Douglas Moran | 14 comments | 1,144 views

Storytime is Full
By Cheryl Bac | 5 comments | 1,037 views