United States men's national water polo team

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United States
Association United States Aquatic Sports
Confederation ASUA (Americas)
Head coach Dejan Udovičić
Asst coach Jack Kocur
Captain Tony Azevedo
Most caps Tony Azevedo
Top scorer Tony Azevedo
FINA code USA
Olympic Games
Appearances 20 (first in 1904)
Best result Winners, 1904
World Championships
Appearances 15 (first in 1973)
Best result 4th place, 1986, 1991, 2009
World League
Appearances 7 (first in 2002)
Best result Runners up, 2008
World Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1979)
Best result Winners, 1991, 1997
Pan American Games
Appearances 16 (first in 1951)
Best result 1st (1959, 1967, 1971, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011)

The United States men's national water polo team is the representative for the United States of America in international men's water polo.

The team competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where they won silver medal in the final, losing to Hungary 14–10.

Team members[edit]

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1900Didn't participate
  • 19041st Gold medal (Demonstration event)
  • 1908Didn't participate
  • 1912Didn't participate
  • 1920 — 4th place
  • 19243rd Bronze medal
  • 1928 — Quarterfinals
  • 19323rd Bronze medal
  • 1936 — First round
  • 1948 — Second round
  • 1952 — 4th place
  • 1956 — 5th place
  • 1960 — 7th place
  • 1964 — Second round
  • 1968 — 5th place
  • 19723rd Bronze medal
  • 1976Didn't participate
  • 1980The United States boycotted the Games
  • 19842nd Silver medal
  • 19882nd Silver medal
  • 1992 — 4th place
  • 1996 — 7th place
  • 2000 — 6th place
  • 2004 — 7th place
  • 20082nd Silver medal
  • 2012 — 8th place

World Championship[edit]

FINA World League[edit]

  • 2002 — Preliminary round
  • 20033rd Bronze medal
  • 2004 — 6th place
  • 2005 — Semifinal round
  • 2006 — 5th place
  • 2007 — 5th place
  • 20082nd Silver medal
  • 2009 — 4th place
  • 2010 — 5th place

FINA Water Polo World Cup[edit]

  • 19792nd Silver medal
  • 19814th place
  • 19834th place
  • 19852nd Silver medal
  • 1987 — 4th place
  • 1989 — 8th place
  • 19911st Gold medal
  • 1993 — 4th place
  • 1995 — 4th place
  • 19971st Gold medal
  • 19996th place
  • 20027th place
  • 2006Didn't participate
  • 20104th place

Current roster[edit]

The following is the American roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] view · talk

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2012 club
1 Moses, MerrillMerrill Moses GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 13 August 1977 United States New York Athletic Club
2 Varellas, PeterPeter Varellas D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 2 October 1984 United States The Olympic Club
3 Hudnut, PeterPeter Hudnut CB 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 16 February 1980 United States Los Angeles WP Club
4 Powers, JeffJeff Powers CF 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 21 January 1980 United States Newport WP Foundation
5 Wright, AdamAdam Wright D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 1 March 1978 United States New York Athletic Club
6 Buckner, SheaShea Buckner D 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 12 December 1986 United States New York Athletic Club
7 Beaubien, LayneLayne Beaubien D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 4 July 1976 United States New York Athletic Club
8 Azevedo, TonyTony Azevedo D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 November 1981 United States New York Athletic Club
9 Bailey, RyanRyan Bailey CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 28 August 1975 United States Newport WP Foundation
10 Hutten, TimTim Hutten CB 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 11 June 1985 United States Newport WP Foundation
11 Smith, JesseJesse Smith CB 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 27 April 1983 United States New York Athletic Club
12 Mann, JohnJohn Mann CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 27 January 1978 United States New York Athletic Club
13 Lapin, ChayChay Lapin GK 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 February 1987 United States Long Beach Shore Aquatics
Head coach: Terry Schroeder

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