DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

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DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby rebelpolo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:14 am

Huntington Beach, CA - July 25 - USA Men's Cadet National Team Head Coach Nikola Malezanov has announced the competition roster for the upcoming Darko Cucic Memorial Tournament. The event is set for this August 15-20 in Belgrade, Serbia. Team USA was drawn into Group A alongside Serbia, Australia, Netherlands, Slovakia, Malta and Moldova. The United States opens play on August 15 against Slovakia and Malta. See below for a complete Team USA schedule and roster.

2017 Men's Cadet National Team Roster - Darko Cucic Tournament (USAWP Club/Zone)
George Avakian C (Los Angeles Premier/Coastal California)
Owen Hale D (South Bay United Water Polo Club/Coastal California)
Nolan Krutonog GK (Los Angeles Premier/Coastal California)
Ethan Parrish U (Santa Barbara 805/Coastal California)
Nicholas Tierney D (Los Angeles Premier/Coastal California)
Joshua Waldoch U (Los Angeles Water Polo Club/Coastal California)
Tom McGuire A (CC United/Pacific)
Mark Laurlund A (CC United/Pacific Zone)
Garret Griggs GK (SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Southern Pacific)
Isaac Love C (Newport Beach Water Polo/Southern Pacific)
Reed Stemler D (Newport Beach Water Polo/Southern Pacific)
Tanner Pulice A (CDM Aquatics Federation/Southern Pacific)
Riley Pittman A (SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Southern Pacific)
Guillermo Andre Ocasio C (SOCAL Water Polo Foundation/Southern Pacific)

Head Coach: Nikola Malezanov
Assistant Coaches: Trent Calder, Justin Kroeze
Team Manager: Jim Staresinic

2017 Men's Cadet National Team Schedule - Darko Cucic Tournament
August 15 vs Slovakia 12:50am pt
August 15 vs Malta 8:30am pt
August 17 vs Moldova 2:10am pt
August 18 vs Australia 2:10am pt
August 18 vs Serbia 9:50am pt
August 19 vs Netherlands 5:20am pt
August 20 vs TBD (Finals) TBD



GAME SCHEDULE:

GROUP A GROUP B
1.SERBIA 1.HUNGARY
2.USA 2.CROATIA
3.AUSTRALIA 3.GERMANY
4.NETHERLANDS 4.ROMANIA
5.SLOVAKIA 5.GEORGIA
6.MOLDOVA 6. BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
7.MALTA 7.SINGAPORE



15.08.2017. TUES
8.30 AUS-MLT
9.50 SVK-USA
11.10 SRB-MLD
13.00 HUN-SIN
14.20 CRO-BiH
15.40 GER-ROU
17.30 USA-MLT
18.50 MLD-NED
20.10 SRB-SVK

16.08.2017. WEDS
8.30 BiH-SIN
9.50 GER-CRO
11.10 ROU-GEO
13.00 AUS-NED
14.20 SVK-MLD
15.40 SRB-MLT
17.30 GER-SIN
18.50 ROU-HUN
20.10 GEO-BiH



17.08.2017. THURS
8.30 AUS-SVK
9.50 NED-MLT
11.10 USA-MLD
13.00 GER-BiH
14.20 CRO-SIN
15.40 HUN-GEO




18.08.2017. FRI
8.30 MLT-MLD
9.50 SRB-NED
11.10 USA-AUS
13.00 SIN-GEO
14.20 CRO-ROU
15.40 HUN-BiH
17.30 NED-SVK
18.50 SRB-USA
20.10 AUS-MLD


19.08.2017. SAT
8.30 SIN-ROU
9.50 CRO-GEO
11.10 HUN-GER
13.00 SVK-MLT
14.20 USA-NED
15.40 SRB-AUS
17.30 ROU-BiH
18.50 GEO-GER
20.10 CRO-HUN

20.08.2017. SUN
8.30 A7-B7
9.50 A6-B6
11.10 A5-B5
12.30 A4-B4
13.50 A3-B3
15.30 A2-B2
17.00 A1-B1

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby Valkyrie » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:43 am

Whose the really tall kid on the team and which position does he play? He must be 6'7

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby 2plyBathingSuit » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:22 pm

With the exception of Serbia, Hungary and Croatia...its seems many of the competitive countries decided not to show up for this tournament.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby polo45 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:08 pm

Yes but those are the 3 best teams. Still a great tournament.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby Rbpolo0414 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:08 pm

Valkyrie wrote:Whose the really tall kid on the team and which position does he play? He must be 6'7


Isn't that the Newport kid you've been talking about?

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby rebelpolo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:19 am

Valkyrie wrote:Whose the really tall kid on the team and which position does he play? He must be 6'7


Garrett Griggs- one of the goalies. Yes he's 6'7".

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby rebelpolo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:23 am

Rbpolo0414 wrote:
Valkyrie wrote:Whose the really tall kid on the team and which position does he play? He must be 6'7


Isn't that the Newport kid you've been talking about?


If your talking about the player with the buzz cut that's the Newport kid, he's only 6'6". Ike Love.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby rebelpolo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:27 am

polo45 wrote:Yes but those are the 3 best teams. Still a great tournament.


In a scrimmage game yesterday against Serbia our boys won 9-7.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby Valkyrie » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:42 am

Ike Love is the Newport player and it looks like Griggs is 3-4 inches bigger. Love is at least 6'4, 6'5
rebelpolo wrote:
Valkyrie wrote:Whose the really tall kid on the team and which position does he play? He must be 6'7


Garrett Griggs- one of the goalies. Yes he's 6'7".

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby 2plyBathingSuit » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:03 pm

rebelpolo wrote:
polo45 wrote:Yes but those are the 3 best teams. Still a great tournament.


In a scrimmage game yesterday against Serbia our boys won 9-7.


Scrimmages mean nothing except for great practice. The junior team was championing how they beat Serbia just a couple of weeks prior to the Junior World Championships. They just got their butts kicked by Italy finishing 8th. Serbia finished 3rd.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby rebelpolo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:17 pm

First up is Slovakia and Malta tommorow.

Let's see how they look.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby rebelpolo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:04 am

USA wins 9-5 vs Slovakia.

A bit sloppy. Still need to get used to the reffing. It's definitely not HS. Several counters for us came up short, not finishing, expecting a 5 M.

I liked the passing at the 2. Several times rather than take the shot passed it up to a better shot opportunity, and succeeded.

Malta at 5:30 local time.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby rebelpolo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:29 pm

Slow start but a big win 15-3.

Great defense. Great passing.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby lovethisgame » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:53 pm

Valkyrie wrote:Whose the really tall kid on the team and which position does he play? He must be 6'7

Echoing other answer and adding color..that is Garrett Griggs. Plays for SoCal and Riverside Poly.

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Re: DARKO CUKIC- Belgrade-Serbia Aug 15-20 2017

Postby FastBreak » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:47 am

How's the team doing?

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