HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. Â Junior Pepperdine water polo player J.P. MacDonell has been invited to play with the USA Senior National Team at the Volvo Cup in Budapest, Hungary on March 6-8.
“I was on vacation in Puerto Rico when I got the call to come join the team,” said MacDonell. “I’ll be meeting them in Hungary. It’s a great opportunity for me.”
MacDonell (Redwood City, Calif./Bellarmine HS) led the Waves in scoring for the 2008 season. He was named to the 2008 All-MPSF first team and is one of the captains for the 2009 season.
This marks the second time that the USA Senior National Team has been in action since the conclusion of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The USA took on Hungary in the Gold Medal Game of the Olympics losing in high scoring affair.
March 6 Â USA vs Serbia 6:15 p.m. (9:15 a.m. PST)
March 7 Â USA vs Romania 4:15 p.m. (7:15 a.m. PST)
March 8 Â USA vs Hungary 12:45 p.m. (3:45 a.m. PST)