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Bruins Well-Represented On USA National Teams
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  06/07/2006

June 7, 2006

The women's water polo national team coaching staff, including former UCLA coach Guy Baker, announced the Junior and Senior National Teams this week. Former UCLA players Natalie Golda and Jaime Hipp, along with current players Emily Feher, Jillian Kraus, and Brittany Rowe, are on the senior team. Brittany Fullen and Tanya Gandy are on the junior team.

"Our team is going in a new direction," said Women's National Team Head Coach Guy Baker. "We are definitely pointing toward 2008. Our team is a lot younger this year, which I think is good. It puts us in a good position for Beijing. We have a lot of work to do, but it is really exciting."

Twenty athletes were chosen to the U.S. Senior National Team including 13 players who will make up the core 'A' Team and seven who will join the Senior 'B' Team at the FINA World League preliminary round in Quebec City, Canada on July 7-9, 2006. Following the prelims, the Senior 'A' Team will compete in the FINA World League Semifinals in Los Alamitos, Calif., on July 12-19, 2006, and the FINA World League Super Final in Athens, Greece on July 26-30, 2006. When the Super Final concludes, Coach Baker and his staff will announce the 13 athletes who will represent Team USA at the World Cup in Tanjing, China on Aug. 8-13, 2006. The World Cup is the team's focus for 2006. If the U.S. team finishes in fifth place or higher, it will qualify for the 2007 FINA World Championships, which is one of the two last major events prior to the Olympic Games. The Pan American Games is the women's Olympic Qualifier and it will take place July 16-29, 2007.

2006 Senior National Team Roster:
Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan)
Patricia Cardenas (Commerce, CA/USC)
Kameryn Craig (Camarillo, CA/USC)
Emily Feher (Santa Ana, CA/UCLA)
Erika Figge (Dove Canyon, CA/USC)
Natalie Golda (Fullerton, CA/UCLA)
Alison Gregorka (Ann Arbor, MI/Stanford)
Katie Hansen (Coronado, CA/Stanford)
Brittany Hayes (Santa Ana, CA/USC)
Christina Hewko (Newport Beach, CA/Stanford)
Katie Hicks (San Luis Obispo, CA/LMU)
Jaime Hipp (Seal Beach (Fresno), CA/UCLA)
Jillian Kraus (Santa Ana, CA/UCLA)
Ericka Lorenz (San Diego, CA/CAL)
Heather Petri (Orinda, CA/CAL)
Brittany Rowe (San Diego, CA/UCLA)
Stephanie Schnugg (Alamo, CA/CAL)
Jessica Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford)
Heather Stuart (Moraga, CA/CAL)
Moriah van Norman (San Diego, CA/USC)
Brenda Villa (Commerce, CA/Stanford)
Lauren Wenger (Long Beach, CA/USC)
Elsie Windes (Portland, OR/CAL)

Women's Senior National Team Schedule:
FINA World League Semi-Finals - July 12-16, 2006 Los Alamitos, CA USA
Common Training/Games - July 18-23, 2006 Hungary
FINA World League Super Final - July 26-30, 2006 Athens, Greece
FINA World Cup - August 8-13, 2006 Tanjing, China
Speedo Top 40 Festival - November 3-5, 2006 Los Alamitos, CA USA
Holiday Cup - December 6-10, 2006 Los Alamitos, CA USA

2006 Women's Junior National Team
Darby Anderson (Coto de Caza, CA/Santa Margarita/CAL)
Daisy Carillo (Commerce, CA/Montebello)
Phoebe Champion (Palo Alto, CA)
Forel Davies (Carlsbad, CA)
Addison Doud (Laguna Beach, CA/ASU)
Kelly Eaton (Menlo Park, CA/Menlo/Stanford)
Carrie Frost (Saline, MI/Michigan)
Brittany Fullen (San Clemente, CA/UCLA)
Tanya Gandy (San Diego, CA/UCLA)
Kelsey Holshouser (Santa Ana, CA/Foothill)
Nicole Hughes (Lafayette, CA/LMU)
Alison Mantel (Miami, FL)
Amber Oland (Santa Ana, CA/Foothill)
Priscilla Orozco (Commerce, CA/Montebello)
Stephanie Peckham (Coto de Caza, CA)
Grace Reynolds (Tustin, CA)
Lauren Silver (Seal Beach, CA/Stanford)
Jill Stapf (Hudsonville, MI)
Michelle Stein (Palm Desert, CA/USC)
Amanda Tipton (Sunnyvale, CA/UCSB)
Melissa Wheeler (Newport Beach, CA)

Women's Junior National Team Schedule:
Training Camp - June 2-4, 2006 Los Alamitos, CA USA
Training Camp - June 23 - 26, 2006 Los Alamitos, CA USA
Training Camp - July 16-17, 2006 Los Alamitos, CA USA
Pythia Cup - July 18-24, 2006 Greece


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