Santa Barbara’s Abbi Hill and Ryann Neushul have been named to the USA Water Polo Women’s Junior National Team for the upcoming FINA Women’s Junior World Championships in Funchal, Portugal.
Hill, who graduated from Dos Pueblos in June, is entering her freshman year at UCLA. Neushul, also a DP graduate, is a sophomore at Stanford. Both women have played on several USA teams in their young careers.
Neushul recently played on the first beach water polo team that took first place at the FINA World Championships earlier this summer in South Korea.
The Junior World Championships are Sept. 9-15. Team USA has been slotted second in Group A, joined by Hungary, Australia and Japan.Prior to the start of competition.
The team will take part in a week of training in Barcelona, Spain with the Spanish Women’s Junior National Team.
2019 FINA Women’s Junior World Championship USA Roster (USAWP Club/USAWP Zone/School)
Ryann Neushul – A (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal/Stanford)
Jewel Roemer – A (680 Water Polo/Pacific/Acalanes HS)
Roxy Wheaton – A (680 Water Polo/Pacific/UCLA)
Valerie Ayala – A (Bruin/Coastal/UCLA)
Sarah Klass – A (Stanford WPF/Pacific/Stanford)
Honnie Vandeweghe-O’Shea – A (SET/SoPac/Santa Margarita HS)
Jenna Flynn – A (680 Water Polo/Pacific/Leland HS)
Abbi Hill – D (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal/UCLA)
Bayley Weber – D (SET/SoPac/USC)
Noelle Wijnbelt – C (SOCAL/SoPac/UC Davis)
Ava Johnson – C (Bruin/Coastal/UCLA)
Georgia Phillips – GK (Bruin/Coastal/UCLA)
Isabel Williams – GK (Rose Bowl/Coastal/)
Hannah Constandse – A (SET/SoPac/Stanford)
Claire Sonne – A (CAL Bears Water Polo/Pacific/California)
Katrina Drake – A (Bruin/Coastal/UCLA)
Head Coach – Natalie Benson
Assistant Coach – Coralie Simmons
Assistant Coach – Molly Cahill
Team Manager – Andrew Silva