Jan. 28, 2014
Long Beach, Calif. - Senior Dan Matulis and junior Nolan McConnell have both been chosen for the 14-man USA Men's Senior National Team roster that will begin international water polo competition this February at the Volvo Cup in Hungary.
The Volvo Cup is the first competition for Team USA in 2014, as Team USA begins a busy year, as the United State qualified for the FINA World Cup, which will be held in Kazakhstan this summer.
Matulis is one of four first-time selections on head coach Dejan Udovicic's roster. The senior center redshirted during the 2013 campaign for Long Beach State, but returns to action on the international stage, and will look to retain the form that saw him score a team-high 69 goals in 2012 while earning All-MPSF honors.
McConnell also earns a promotion to the USA senior national team. The junior attacker previously earned a trip to Hungary last summer, competing with the USA Junior National Team in the Junior World Cup last August.
McConnell scored 45 goals for Long Beach State during his 2013 sophomore campaign. McConnell was also a 2012 All-MPSF Honorable Mention selection.
Competition for Team USA begins on February 7, when the United States will open against Sebria. The United States will then play Germany on February 8, before closing out the tournament against the hosts, Hungary, on February 9.
USA Men's Senior National 2014 Volvo Cup Roster (Hometown/School/USAWP Club)
McQuin Baron - Goalkeeper (North Tustin, CA/Mater Dei HS/United)
Drew Holland - Goalkeeper (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda)
Conner Cleary - Defender (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Nolan McConnell - Attacker (L) (Laguna Beach, CA/Long Beach State/SET)
Danny McClintick - Attacker (Agoura Hills, CA/UCLA/Bruin)
Alex Obert - Center (Stockton, CA/Pacific/Sac Polo)
Jackson Kimbell - Defender (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/Newport WPC)
Alex Bowen - Attacker (Santee, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Bret Bonanni - Attacker (Huntington Beach, CA/Stanford/Stanford)
Josh Samuels - Attacker (Villa Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
Michael Rosenthal - Attacker (Miami, FL/USC/NYAC)
John Mann - Center (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC)
Dan Matulis - Center (Milford, OH/Long Beach State/Rockford Aquatics)
Thomas Dunstan - Attacker (L) (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS/Greenwich Aquatics)
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