Former Clovis West High water polo standout Mary Brooks has been selected to the roster for the U.S. Women’s Junior National team, which is headed to Volos, Greece, to defend its title at the FINA Junior World Championships.
The Junior National team is the second highest of the five-tier USA Water Polo program. Brooks was on the Youth National Team from 2010-14 and Cadet National Team in 2008.
A two-time Bee Player of the Year while at Clovis West, Brooks is one of five attackers on an 11-woman team that will be coached by Coralie Simmons.
The tournament runs Aug. 17-23, with the U.S. opening against Mexico on Aug. 17. The U.S. also will play Ukraine on Aug. 18 and Spain on Aug. 19 in group play before entering the crossover round Aug. 20.
Never miss a local story.
Brooks will be a sophomore at UC Irvine in the fall.
2015 FINA Women’s Junior Worlds
TEAM USA SCHEDULE
In Volos, Greece (all times Pacific)
- August 17: Mexico, 8:40 a.m.
- August 18: Ukraine, 7:20 a.m.
- August 19: Spain, 3 a.m.
- August 20: TBD, qualification
- August 21: TBD, quarterfinals
- August 22: TB, semifinals
- August 23: TBD, finals