CP-AC Water Polo Players Qualify for USA National Team Selection Camp
March 23, 2018
(Stamford, CT – March 23, 2018) – Chelsea Piers Athletic Club is pleased to announce five players have been selected for the USA National Team Selection Camp in Orange County, CA. The National Team Selection Camp pulls the top 50 - 75 players from around the country to determine which 20 players will make up Team USA for international competition.
Eighteen male CP-AC athletes qualified for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Championships with four being selected to continue to the National Team Selection Camp on April 7 & 8. Four female CP-AC Water Polo athletes competed for spots with one being selected for the National Team Selection Camp May 26 & 27.
Thomas Cass – Old Greenwich, Greenwich High School
Filip Norell – Old Greenwich, Greenwich High School
Jack Bruce – Old Greenwich, Greenwich High School
Ben Bryan – Darien, Middlesex Middle School
Lauren Steele – Old Greenwich, Eastern Middle School
“We are thrilled at the tremendous talent and growth at our CP-AC Water Polo team,” commented Greta Wagner, Executive Director, Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “Sending five players onto the National Team Selection Camp, is the second highest number of players coming from any club in the Northeast. For a team that is only four years old, this is a huge accomplishment and a testament to the athletes’ commitment, training and our outstanding coaching.”
CP-AC Water Polo is a United States Water Polo Club ranked as one of the largest and fastest growing water polo clubs in the northeast under the guidance of Paul Ramaley. From developmental teams to elite teams, CP-AC Water Polo hosts girls and boys U10-U18. Players compete for their high school, collegiate and national team programs.
About Chelsea Piers Athletic Club
Chelsea Piers Athletic Club provides an unprecedented opportunity for student-athletes across eight sports to train and compete under one unified banner. CP-AC athletes have full access to both off-surface training, led by certified personal trainers in our dedicated Competitive Team Training Center, and on-surface coaching in their sport of choice. Our world-class facilities attract top-level instructors from around the world, including seasoned and certified youth coaches with Olympic, NCAA and professional backgrounds. Their goal is to prepare athletes for success, not only in their sport of choice through age-appropriate goal setting and training, but also in their lives through the development of essential teamwork and leadership skills.
About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc., is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 45,000 members, USAWP also is the sanctioning authority for more than 500 member clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the U.S., fostering grass-roots expansion while providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches, and officials. For more information, visit www.usawaterpolo.org.
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