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August 22, 2007
Six representatives of the UC Irvine men?s water polo program have been named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation?s 15th Anniversary Team, chosen by conference coaches. Ryan Bailey (1994-98) was named to the first team, while Dreason Barry (2001-05), Omar Amr (1993-96) and current head coach Marc Hunt (1990-93) were selected to the second team. Jeff Powers (1998-2002) was honored on the third team and former head coach Ted Newland was named a 15th Anniversary coach. UCI, UCLA, Stanford and USC all had five players on the first three teams.
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February 25, 2002
Newport Water Polo Foundation defeated USA National Team Southern California, 8-5, Sunday in tournament one of USA Water Polo Premier League men's action at the USA Water Polo National Aquatics Center in Los Alamitos. Four teams are featured in tournament one, while tournament two at the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. fields eight teams. The tournaments are the first two of six semifinal rounds being played between Feb. 23 and April 14. A league final will be played April 19-21, with seeding based on finishes in the six semis.
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June 29, 2004
The U.S. men's water polo team, which includes former UC Irvine standouts Ryan Bailey, Omar Amr, Dan Klatt, Genai Kerr and Jeff Powers, will be returning close to home to compete in a pair of matches against Australia Wednesday and Thursday at the Charter All Digital Aquatic Centre in Long Beach. With 44 of the last 50 days spent overseas, the sixth-ranked U.S. squad will compete in the FINA World League on its home turf. The U.S. men's water polo team has not played an international game at home this year.
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July 15, 2003
UC Irvine graduate Ryan Bailey nearly provided the heroics, but the U.S. men's national water polo team was forced to settle for a 5-5 tie against 2003 European champion Serbia and Montenegro in its first game of the 10th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Bailey scored off a backhand shot with under 10 seconds remaining in the match, but an offensive foul negated the score and the U.S. was forced to settle for the tie. "The call probably could have gone either way," Bailey said in a release on usawaterpolo.
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July 25, 2003
Behind four first-quarter goals from former UC Irvine standouts Ryan Bailey and Jeff Powers, the U.S. men's national water polo team bounced back from a quarterfinal loss to Greece in the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, with an 11-5 victory Thursday over Slovakia to advance to Saturday's fifth-place game. A win would give the U.S. its best finish since a fourth-place showing at the 1990 World Championships in Perth, Australia. The team has finished seventh at the last two World Championships.
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July 17, 2003
Former UC Irvine standouts Omar Amr and Jeff Powers combined for three goals as the U.S. men's national water polo team trounced Japan, 14-4, on the second day of competition at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The victory, combined with Monday's tie with 2003 European champion Serbia and Montenegro, gives the United States a chance to finish first in its group if they can defeat Australia on Friday. Powers opened the scoring for the U.S., which fell behind early, 1-0. Amr contributed two goals, one on a man-advantage situation to finish the first-half scoring and another on a counterattack that gave the U.S. team a 9-2 lead in the third quarter.
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August 5, 2003
The U.S. men's national water polo team continued to roll over its competition at the 2003 Pan American Games Monday with a 14-2 defeat of Puerto Rico at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Aquatics Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in its attempt to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. With five former UC Irvine players on the roster, the U.S. is now 3-0 in Pan American preliminary competition and holds a goal differential of plus-48.
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August 13, 2003
A 52-day road trip that included stops in Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Spain and the Dominican Republic ended Sunday for five former UC Irvine water polo standouts. It finished on the highest note possible as Ryan Bailey, Omar Amr, Jeff Powers, Dan Klatt and Genai Kerr earned gold medals and an automatic berth in the 2004 Olympic Games as the U.S. men's national water polo team defeated Brazil 13-7 in the championship match of the 2003 Pan American Games at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympics Aquatics Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
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June 18, 2003
UC Irvine senior track and field star Darrell Tozier has been named first-team Verizon Academic All-American. He becomes the first UCI student-athlete selected to the first team since Omar Amr (water polo/swimming) in 1996-97. Nominee requirements included: being first-team Academic All-District; a starter or important reserve; at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA; and at least sophomore standing. Voting is conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
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August 10, 2004
Rick Devereux Genai Kerr was destined to have close relationships with people since his birth. "My name, Genai, it means 'I and I' in Jamaican," Kerr, a goaltender for the United States men's Olympic water polo team, said. "It's any close relationship. 'Me and you,' 'father and son.' It's mostly 'father and son' for me and my dad." In a normal team-sport situation, there is a sort of rivalry between teammates to see who gets the starting job. The backup is always pushing to impress the coaching staff enough to get more playing time, while the starter tries to stay ahead of the backup.
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August 22, 2007
Six representatives of the UC Irvine men?s water polo program have been named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation?s 15th Anniversary Team, chosen by conference coaches. Ryan Bailey (1994-98) was named to the first team, while Dreason Barry (2001-05), Omar Amr (1993-96) and current head coach Marc Hunt (1990-93) were selected to the second team. Jeff Powers (1998-2002) was honored on the third team and former head coach Ted Newland was named a 15th Anniversary coach. UCI, UCLA, Stanford and USC all had five players on the first three teams.
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August 10, 2004
Rick Devereux Genai Kerr was destined to have close relationships with people since his birth. "My name, Genai, it means 'I and I' in Jamaican," Kerr, a goaltender for the United States men's Olympic water polo team, said. "It's any close relationship. 'Me and you,' 'father and son.' It's mostly 'father and son' for me and my dad." In a normal team-sport situation, there is a sort of rivalry between teammates to see who gets the starting job. The backup is always pushing to impress the coaching staff enough to get more playing time, while the starter tries to stay ahead of the backup.
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August 2, 2004
Steve Virgen If Omar Amr's wingspan was relative to his height he would probably be dunking basketballs rather than playing water polo. Amr, a UC Irvine product, stands 5 feet, 11 inches, but when he spreads his arms out something weird happens. "If you measure my wingspan, from hand to hand, that is 6-11," said Amr, who is one of five UCI products on the U.S. men's water polo team that will be in the Olympics in Athens, Greece, Aug. 15-29. "I think I should have been taller.
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July 17, 2004
Steve Virgen With a bandage on his forehead to stop a gash from bleeding, Omar Amr typified the U.S. men's water polo team that also suffered a blow from Greece in an opening game of the FINA World League Super Final. Team USA, which includes five former UC Irvine standouts, lost, 13-12, in a penalty shootout to a physical Greece squad in front of 3,417 fans, that were rather subdued, at the Charter All-Digital Aquatic Centre in Long Beach Friday night.
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July 16, 2004
The U.S. men's water polo team, which features five former UC Irvine standouts, will be facing Greece in the FINA World League Super Final, which consists of six teams, today at 8:30 p.m. at the Charter All-Digital Aquatic Centre in Long Beach. Team USA, which includes UCI products Ryan Bailey, Jeff Powers, Omar Amr, Dan Klatt and Genai Kerr, will be vying for $100,000 in first-place prize money. The championship game will take place Sunday at 8 p.m. The Americans finished 5-7 in FINA World League play.
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June 29, 2004
The U.S. men's water polo team, which includes former UC Irvine standouts Ryan Bailey, Omar Amr, Dan Klatt, Genai Kerr and Jeff Powers, will be returning close to home to compete in a pair of matches against Australia Wednesday and Thursday at the Charter All Digital Aquatic Centre in Long Beach. With 44 of the last 50 days spent overseas, the sixth-ranked U.S. squad will compete in the FINA World League on its home turf. The U.S. men's water polo team has not played an international game at home this year.
NEWS
August 13, 2003
A 52-day road trip that included stops in Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Spain and the Dominican Republic ended Sunday for five former UC Irvine water polo standouts. It finished on the highest note possible as Ryan Bailey, Omar Amr, Jeff Powers, Dan Klatt and Genai Kerr earned gold medals and an automatic berth in the 2004 Olympic Games as the U.S. men's national water polo team defeated Brazil 13-7 in the championship match of the 2003 Pan American Games at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympics Aquatics Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
NEWS
August 5, 2003
The U.S. men's national water polo team continued to roll over its competition at the 2003 Pan American Games Monday with a 14-2 defeat of Puerto Rico at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Aquatics Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in its attempt to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. With five former UC Irvine players on the roster, the U.S. is now 3-0 in Pan American preliminary competition and holds a goal differential of plus-48.
NEWS
July 25, 2003
Behind four first-quarter goals from former UC Irvine standouts Ryan Bailey and Jeff Powers, the U.S. men's national water polo team bounced back from a quarterfinal loss to Greece in the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, with an 11-5 victory Thursday over Slovakia to advance to Saturday's fifth-place game. A win would give the U.S. its best finish since a fourth-place showing at the 1990 World Championships in Perth, Australia. The team has finished seventh at the last two World Championships.
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July 17, 2003
Former UC Irvine standouts Omar Amr and Jeff Powers combined for three goals as the U.S. men's national water polo team trounced Japan, 14-4, on the second day of competition at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The victory, combined with Monday's tie with 2003 European champion Serbia and Montenegro, gives the United States a chance to finish first in its group if they can defeat Australia on Friday. Powers opened the scoring for the U.S., which fell behind early, 1-0. Amr contributed two goals, one on a man-advantage situation to finish the first-half scoring and another on a counterattack that gave the U.S. team a 9-2 lead in the third quarter.
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