Goalkeeper Tumua Anae, a former Corona del Mar High standout, and attacker Kelly Rulon, a Newport Beach resident, are on the U.S. women's senior national team roster for the 2013 FINA World Championships that begin Sunday in Barcelona Spain.
Anae and Rulon were among 13 athletes selected and two of eight returners from the team that won gold at the 2012 Olympics.
Recently, Team USA took home bronze from the FINA World League Super Final and then followed that with a second-place finish at the Dutch Trophy last week.
Team USA will open competition at the FINA World Championships against Greece on Sunday. The Americans will then meet Canada and Great Britain to close out group play. The United States finished sixth at the last World Championships in 2011.
Team USA has won three FINA World Championships (2003, 2007, 2009).
— From staff reports
2013 FINA Women's World Championship Roster
1. Betsey Armstrong - Goalkeeper (Ann Arbor, MI/Michigan/NYAC)*
2. Lolo Silver - Attacker (Long Beach, CA/Stanford/NYAC)
3. Melissa Seidemann - Defender (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/Stanford)*
4. Rachel Fattal - Attacker (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
5. KK Clark - Defender (Menlo Park, CA/UCLA/NYAC)
6. Maggie Steffens - Defender (Danville, CA/Stanford/Diablo)*
7. Courtney Mathewson - Attacker (Anaheim Hills, CA/UCLA/NYAC)*
8. Kiley Neushul - Attacker (Goleta, CA/Stanford/SBWPF)
9. Jillian Kraus - Attacker (Santa Ana, CA/UCLA/SOCAL)
10. Kelly Rulon - Attacker (San Diego, CA/UCLA/NYAC)*
11. Annika Dries - Center (Laguna Beach, CA/Stanford/SET)*
12. Kami Craig - Center (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/SBWPF)*
13. Tumua Anae - Goalkeeper (Newport Beach, CA/USC/SOCAL)*
Alternate - Kelly Mendoza - Defender (Danville, CA/USC/Diablo)
*2012 Olympic Gold MedalistCopyright © 2015, CT Now