BERKELEY – The USA Men's Senior National Team, represented by Cal senior goalie Jon Sibley and former Golden Bear star John Mann, will host the Serbian National Team in a four game series June 4-8 in Northern California. Led by Head Coach Dejan Udovicic, Team USA will take on the reigning Olympic bronze medalists Serbia on four different college campuses, including Spieker Aquatics Complex, Saturday, June 7 at 3 p.m.
In addition, Spieker Aquatics Complex will host a USA Water Polo coach/referee school June 6-7 in Berkeley. School registration will include presentations from USA coach Udovicic, National Referee Director Jim Cullingham, Pacific head coach James Graham and UC Davis head coach Dan Leyson. Registration for the coaching clinic will also include a ticket to the USA-Serbia match at Cal. To register for the school, click here.
The series between the Americans and Serbians starts June 4 when the University of the Pacific plays host in Stockton at 7 p.m. From there, the contests shift to UC Davis for a 7 p.m. match June 5. After a day off, the series resumes on June 7 at Cal. The final match is set for Stanford with a 3 p.m. start June 8.
Sibley, a 6-6 goalie from Lafayette, was a 2012 honorable mention All-American for the Bears and is a two-time ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic selection. He has tallied 247 saves in two seasons for Cal.
One of the top players in school history, the 6-6, 250-pound Mann was a 2012 USA Olympian at the London Games and was the first Bear to capture the Peter J. Cutino Award as the nation’s top collegiate water polo player in 2006. The award was named after the former Cal water polo coaching legend, Peter Cutino. As a senior in ‘06, Mann led the Bears to a 31-4 record and both the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and NCAA titles.
Tickets information for all matches is available below. Click here for a complete schedule, pool locations, and ticket information. An official roster for both Team USA and Serbia will be announced closer to the start of the series.
2014 USA Men's National Team/Serbia Series
Wednesday, June 4 – 7 p.m.
Chris Kjeldsen Pool
University of the Pacific - Stockton, Calif.
Thursday, June 5 – 7 p.m.
Schaal Aquatics Center
University of California-Davis - Davis, Calif.
Sunday, June 8 – 3 p.m.
Avery Aquatic Center
Stanford University - Stanford, Calif.