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United States women's national water polo team

The United States women's national water polo team represents the United States in international women's water polo competitions and friendly matches. It is one of the leading teams in the world since the late 1990s.

United States
AssociationUnited States Aquatic Sports
ConfederationASUA (Americas)
Head coachAdam Krikorian
Asst coachEthan Damato
Christopher Oeding
CaptainMaggie Steffens
FINA codeUSA
Olympic Games
Appearances5 (first in 2000)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2012, 2016)
World Championships
Appearances14 (first in 1986)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2003, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2019)
World League
Appearances16 (first in 2004)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
World Cup
Appearances17 (first in 1979)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1979, 2010, 2014, 2018)
Pan American Games
Appearances6 (first in 1999)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019)

On March 27, 2009, USA Water Polo named Adam Krikorian the head coach of the United States women's national team. Krikorian was the UCLA men's and women's water polo team head coach.[1]

Contents

ResultsEdit

Major tournamentsEdit

MedalsEdit

Updated after 2019 Pan American Games

Competition Appearances Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Olympic Games 5 2 2 1 5
World Aquatics Championships 14 6 1 2 9
FINA Water Polo World Cup 17 4 5 1 10
FINA Water Polo World League 16 13 1 1 15
Pan American Games 6 5 1 0 6
Total 58 30 10 5 45

Olympic GamesEdit

World Aquatics ChampionshipsEdit

FINA Water Polo World CupEdit

FINA Water Polo World LeagueEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Minor tournamentsEdit

The United States is usually represented by a U20 team in these competitions.

Summer UniversiadeEdit

ASUA Cup (UANA Cup)Edit

  • 2013 –   Gold medal

Holiday CupEdit

  • 1998  Silver medal
  • 1999  Bronze medal
  • 2000  Gold medal
  • 2001  Gold medal
  • 2002  Gold medal
  • 2003  Gold medal
  • 2004  Gold medal
  • 2006  Gold medal
  • 2007  Bronze medal

Kirishi CupEdit

  • 2014 –   Gold medal

World GamesEdit

  • 1981  Silver medal

Olympic Year TournamentEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Roster for the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.[2][3]

Head coach:   Adam Krikorian (2009–present)

Abbreviations
Cap number Pos. Playing position L/R Handedness L Left-handed R Right-handed
A Attacker C Center D Defender GK Goalkeeper U Utility
Player Pos. Height L/R Date of birth College Club
1 Amanda Longan GK 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) R (1997-01-16) January 16, 1997 (age 22) USC '19 Santa Barbara 805
2 Maddie Musselman A 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) R (1998-06-16) June 16, 1998 (age 21) UCLA '20 CDM Aquatics
3 Melissa Seidemann D 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) R (1990-06-26) June 26, 1990 (age 29) Stanford '12 NYAC
4 Rachel Fattal A 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) R (1993-12-10) December 10, 1993 (age 25) UCLA '16 Hunter Hurricanes
5 Paige Hauschild A 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) R (1999-08-17) August 17, 1999 (age 19) USC '21 Santa Barbara 805
6 Maggie Steffens (Captain) A 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) R (1993-06-04) June 4, 1993 (age 26) Stanford '17 CN Sabadell
7 Stephania Haralabidis A 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) L (1995-05-19) May 19, 1995 (age 24) USC '16 NC Vouliagmeni
8 Kiley Neushul A 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) R (1993-03-05) March 5, 1993 (age 26) Stanford '15 CN Sabadell
9 Aria Fischer C 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) R (1999-03-02) March 2, 1999 (age 20) Stanford '21 SET
10 Kaleigh Gilchrist A 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) R (1992-05-16) May 16, 1992 (age 27) USC '14 NYAC
11 Makenzie Fischer D 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) R (1997-03-29) March 29, 1997 (age 22) Stanford '20 SET
12 Alys Williams D 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) R (1994-05-28) May 28, 1994 (age 25) UCLA '16 NYAC
13 Ashleigh Johnson GK 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) R (1994-09-12) September 12, 1994 (age 24) Princeton '18 NC Vouliagmeni

Former squadsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

World Aquatics ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2003  Gold medal

Pan American GamesEdit

Other tournamentsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Abbreviations
Rk. Rank Pos. Playing position App. Appearances
Ref. References A Attacker C Center
D Defender GK Goalkeeper U Utility

Age recordsEdit

Top 10 youngest Olympians (Olympic medalists)
Rk. Player Pos. Date of birth Game Age of first app. Ref.
1 Aria Fischer C Mar 2, 1999 2016   17 years, 160 days [16]
2 Maddie Musselman A Jun 16, 1998 2016   18 years, 54 days [17]
3 Maggie Steffens D Jun 4, 1993 2012   19 years, 56 days [18]
4 Makenzie Fischer D Mar 29, 1997 2016   19 years, 133 days [19]
5 Ericka Lorenz A Feb 18, 1981 2000   19 years, 211 days [20]
6 Kelly Rulon A Aug 16, 1984 2004   20 years, 0 days [21]
7 Brenda Villa A Apr 18, 1980 2000   20 years, 151 days [22]
8 Annika Dries C Feb 10, 1992 2012   20 years, 171 days [23]
9 Kami Craig C Jul 21, 1987 2008   21 years, 21 days [24]
10 Jessica Steffens D Apr 7, 1987 2008   21 years, 126 days [25]
Top 10 oldest Olympians (Olympic medalists)
Rk. Player Pos. Date of birth Game Age of last app. Ref.
1 Maureen O'Toole Mar 24, 1961 2000   39 years, 183 days [26]
2 Heather Petri A Jun 13, 1978 2012   34 years, 57 days [27]
3 Brenda Villa A Apr 18, 1980 2012   32 years, 113 days [22]
4 Heather Moody C Aug 21, 1973 2004   31 years, 5 days [28]
5 Kathy Sheehy Apr 26, 1970 2000   30 years, 150 days [29]
6 Courtney Mathewson A Sep 14, 1986 2016   29 years, 340 days [30]
7 Betsey Armstrong GK Jan 31, 1983 2012   29 years, 191 days [31]
8 Kami Craig C Jul 21, 1987 2016   29 years, 29 days [24]
9 Lauren Wenger U Mar 11, 1984 2012   28 years, 151 days [32]
10 Kelly Rulon A Aug 16, 1984 2012   27 years, 359 days [21]

Most appearancesEdit

The following tables are pre-sorted by number of appearances, date of last appearance, date of birth, respectively.

Three athletes have each made at least three Olympic appearances. Heather Petri and Brenda Villa are the only two American female water polo players to have competed in four Olympic Games.

App. Name Pos. Date of birth Games as player Period Age of first app. Age of last app. Ref.
4 Heather Petri A Jun 13, 1978 2000  , 2004  , 2008  , 2012   12 years 22 years, 95 days 34 years, 57 days [27]
Brenda Villa A Apr 18, 1980 2000  , 2004  , 2008  , 2012   12 years 20 years, 151 days 32 years, 113 days [22]
3 Kami Craig C Jul 21, 1987 2008  , 2012  , 2016   8 years 21 years, 21 days 29 years, 29 days [24]

Two men have each made at least two Olympic appearances as head coaches of the United States women's national team.

App. Name Date of birth Games as head coach Period Age of first app. Age of last app. Ref.
3 Guy Baker 2000  , 2004  , 2008   8 years [33][34]
2 Adam Krikorian Jul 22, 1974 2012  , 2016   4 years 38 years, 8 days 42 years, 28 days [33]

Leading scorersEdit

The following tables are pre-sorted by number of goals, date of the game (match), name of the player, respectively.

Maggie Steffens is the American female water polo player with the most goals at the Olympic Games, scoring 38.

Players with at least 12 goals at the Olympic Games
Rk. Player Pos. Games (goals) Total
goals
Matches
played
Goals
per
match
Ref.
1 Maggie Steffens A 2012 (21)  , 2016 (17)   38 12 3.166 [18]
2 Brenda Villa A 2000 (9)  , 2004 (7)  , 2008 (9)  , 2012 (6)   31 23 1.347 [22]
3 Kami Craig C 2008 (6)  , 2012 (6)  , 2016 (5)   17 17 1.000 [24]
4 Courtney Mathewson A 2012 (7)  , 2016 (7)   14 12 1.166 [30]
5 Maddie Musselman A 2016 (12)   12 6 2.000 [17]
Players with at least 8 goals in an Olympic tournament
Rk. Player Pos. Game Goals Matches
played
Goals
per
match
Ref.
1 Maggie Steffens A 2012   21 6 3.500 [18]
2 Maggie Steffens A 2016   17 6 2.833 [18]
3 Maddie Musselman A 2016   12 6 2.000 [17]
4 Kiley Neushul A 2016   10 6 1.666 [35]
5 Coralie Simmons 2000   9 7 1.285 [36]
Brenda Villa A 2000   9 7 1.285 [22]
Natalie Golda D 2008   9 5 2.250 [37]
Brenda Villa A 2008   9 5 2.250 [22]
9 Brittany Hayes A 2008   8 5 1.600 [38]
Players with at least 4 goals in an Olympic match
Rk. Player Pos. Goals Date Match Game Ref.
1 Maggie Steffens A 7 Jul 30, 2012   United States 14–13   Hungary 2012   [18]
2 Maggie Steffens A 5 Aug 9, 2012   United States 8–5   Spain 2012   [18]
3 Brenda Villa A 4 Sep 20, 2000   United States 9–6   Kazakhstan 2000   [22]
Brenda Villa A 4 Aug 16, 2004   United States 7–6   Hungary 2004   [22]
Natalie Golda D 4 Aug 11, 2008   United States 12–11   China 2008   [37]
Courtney Mathewson A 4 Jul 30, 2012   United States 14–13   Hungary 2012   [30]
Kami Craig C 4 Aug 1, 2012   United States 9–9   Spain 2012   [24]
Maggie Steffens A 4 Aug 7, 2012   United States 11–9   Australia 2012   [18]
Maddie Musselman A 4 Aug 11, 2016   United States 12–4   China 2016   [17]
Maggie Steffens A 4 Aug 11, 2016   United States 12–4   China 2016   [18]
Maggie Steffens A 4 Aug 13, 2016   United States 11–6   Hungary 2016   [18]
Maggie Steffens A 4 Aug 17, 2016   United States 14–10   Hungary 2016   [18]

Multiple medalistsEdit

Seventeen athletes have each won at least two Olympic medals in water polo. Heather Petri and Brenda Villa are the only two American female water polo players to have won four Olympic medals.

Rk. Name Pos. Games as player Medals Ref.
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Heather Petri A 2000  , 2004  , 2008  , 2012   1 2 1 4 [27]
Brenda Villa A 2000  , 2004  , 2008  , 2012   1 2 1 4 [22]
3 Kami Craig C 2008  , 2012  , 2016   2 1 0 3 [22]
4 Courtney Mathewson A 2012  , 2016   2 0 0 2 [30]
Melissa Seidemann D 2012  , 2016   2 0 0 2 [39]
Maggie Steffens A 2012  , 2016   2 0 0 2 [18]
7 Betsey Armstrong GK 2008  , 2012   1 1 0 2 [31]
Jessica Steffens D 2008  , 2012   1 1 0 2 [25]
Lauren Wenger U 2008  , 2012   1 1 0 2 [32]
Elsie Windes D 2008  , 2012   1 1 0 2 [40]
11 Kelly Rulon A 2004  , 2012   1 0 1 2 [21]
12 Robin Beauregard C 2000  , 2004   0 1 1 2 [41]
Ellen Estes 2000  , 2004   0 1 1 2 [42]
Natalie Golda D 2004  , 2008   0 1 1 2 [37]
Ericka Lorenz A 2000  , 2004   0 1 1 2 [20]
Heather Moody C 2000  , 2004   0 1 1 2 [28]
Nicolle Payne GK 2000  , 2004   0 1 1 2 [33]

Two men have each won at least two Olympic medals as head coaches of the United States men's national team.

Rk. Name Games as head coach Medals Ref.
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Guy Baker 2000  , 2004  , 2008   0 2 1 3 [33][34]
2 Adam Krikorian 2012  , 2016   2 0 0 2 [33]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Krikorian Named Women's Senior National Team Head Coach
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  35. ^ "Kiley Neushul". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  36. ^ "Coralie Simmons". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  37. ^ a b c "Natalie Golda". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  38. ^ "Brittany Hayes". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  39. ^ "Melissa Seidemann". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
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