PHILADELPHIA, PA — Rising sophomores Zach Senator and Sam Gorcey-Biblowitz, along with incoming freshman Adam Gross have been selected as members of Team USA for the upcoming 20th World Maccabi Games, the Maccabi USA Water Polo co-chairs and coaching staff announced.
The World Maccabi Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel, consists of more than 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries participating in 43 different sports. Team USA will send a team of over 1,100 athletes.
"I'm very excited about Sam, Zach, and Adam's selection to Team USA for the Maccabi Games," said Pomona-Pitzer Water Polo Head Coach Alex Rodriguez. "It is a great honor and I wish them the best. Obviously for me, playing for Team USA is one of the biggest honors an athlete can have. I hope they are able to learn and grow from this experience. Athletes from other countries play with a completely different level of intensity. It is an opportunity and experience I would wish for my whole roster."
Gorcey-Biblowitz and Senator combined for 21 goals in their first season as Sagehens, with one of Senator's goals coming in Pomona-Pitzer's SCIAC Championship game win over rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
Gross, a Santa Barabra, CA native, will look to contribute to the Sagehen squad this fall.
Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabi Games, in a celebration of Jewish strength and solidarity.
The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Water Polo team finished their 2016 campaign with an undefeated conference record on their way to a SCIAC Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Complete Team USA Maccabi Roster
Chase Borisoff of La Canada, CA, University of Southern California
Scott Churchman of Pasadena, CA, Occidental College ('13)
Alden Geller of La Canada, CA, University of California-Santa Barbara
Samuel Gorcey-Biblowitz of Solana Beach, CA, Pitzer College
Adam Greenberg of Chicago, IL, University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana ('10)
Adam Gross of Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara High School
Jake Gross of San Diego, CA, Chapman University ('15)
Zev Halikman of Boynton Beach, FL, Florida Atlantic University
David Melnick of Chicago, IL, Northwestern University ('11)
Zachary Senator of Pacific Palisades, CA, Pomona College
Ory Tasman of Orlando, FL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ('16)
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