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Junior Teams for 2017 World Championships

We received applications from 53 candidates to compete with Team USA in Hobart, Australia in July 2017. The U19 Men and Ladies and U23 Men teams will start their process of training and selection shortly. Unfortunately we only received two applicants for U23 Ladies. We decided to not continue the process for this team.

We also received applications from excellent candidates for the coaching team. Each team has been assigned a coach and assistant coach(es).

Below are the coaches for each team and the list of candidates. Please check the list. If you submitted an application and you don't find your name there, please write to us to If you think there are any other young players we have missed, let us know that as well!

U19 Ladies
Coach: Kendall Banks
Assistant Coach: Susan Banks

Name Club
Abigail B Door county sturgeons
Abigail S Sturgeon Bay
Elsa Denver Area Underwater Hockey Club
Gale C Sturgeon
Ianna Denver Underwater Hockey
Jennifer San Francisco Sea Lions
Kaitlyn S Sturgeon Bay
Kenya San Francisco Sea Lions
Lauren K College of Marin
Madeline E Sturgeon Bay
Molly B Door County Sturgeons
Nicole Sea Lion
Paige T Sturgeons
Rosa SF Sea Lions
Sherry SF Sea Lions
Sydney SF Sea Lions
Teresa SF Sea Lions
Vivian SF Sea Lions

U19 Males
Coach: Holland Ja
Assistant Coach: Tom Brown

Name Club
Benjamin Z Sebastopol Sharks
Dayak King pool
Eric San Francisco Sea Lions
Joseph Roger Bacon
Justin SFUWH
Quantum SFUWH
Raymond San Francisco Sea Lion
Robbie G Florida keys
Ryan Sea Lions
Samuel M Orlando
Shawn B Orlando underwater hockey

U23 Males
Coach: Iain Curtain
Assistant Coaches: Matt Blair and Andrew Creedon

Name Club
Alex M Cincinnati
Che San Francisco sea lions
Cody S George Mason University
Conrad Dale many
Daniel Xu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David L University of Illinois
Decker Atlanta / Swordfish
Dustin B Michigan State University
Dylan S GMU
Ege A Swordfish UWH
Evan B UMASS Lowell
Jack Derrick-Jehu East Bays
John M UF underwater hockey
Kevin A Cincinnati/Roger Bacon
Michael Aronckes None
Michael H Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta
Nathan B George Mason University Underwater Club
Omar San Francisco Sea Lions
Peter Derrick-Jehu East Bays
Ray A University of Illinois
Tristan Denver

Team USA was first represented at the Age Groups World Championships in 2015 in Castellón, Spain.


Juniors Steering Committee, USA UWH
Gustavo Pesce (San Francisco, CA - USA UWH Committee)
Kat Search (Washington, DC - USA UWH Committee)
Agnes Debrunner (Denver, CO)
Kendall Banks (Door County, WI)
Holland Ja (San Francisco, CA)

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5th World Age Group Championship 2019

Dear Junior hockey players & parents,

2017 Age Group Worlds, from Agnes, 10

It’s almost over… Bittersweet game for the U19 girls today.

2017 Age Group Worlds, from Holland, 11

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2017 Age Group Worlds, from Agnes, 9

I am not sure I can make it through this report. It is SOOOO stressful. I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone - I can do that tomorrow.

2017 Age Group Worlds, from Agnes, 8

First game today was M19 against Colombia - a great game that I will let Holland do the report on.

2017 Age Group Worlds, from Holland, 9

Our game with Argentina is not until 5:10 pm so we take the boys on an optional cruise around the Bay of Hobart. It's bitter cold and we're the only people on the boat.

2017 Age Group Worlds, from Agnes, 7

This will be a short report. I’m coming down with some sort of bug and I feel completely wiped out.

2017 Age Group Worlds, from Holland, 8

Our 10:40 am game is with the Brits. They beat New Zealand 5 - 2. I consider this an upset and know that our boys will have their hands full.

2017 Age Group Worlds, from Agnes, 6

It’s a cloudy day in Hobart, but spirits are high. Games are going well, and we are all getting into a good routine for our games.