Water Polo

Fresh off his first outing with the Australian men’s water polo team, Macquarie University student Nic Brooks will take part in his second Summer Universiade with the Uniroos.

The speedy left-hander from Cronulla will wear green and gold again, this time in Taipei, with a team led by coach Tim Hamill confident of progressing deep into the tournament.

Last month Brooks, who plays in Cronulla, helped the Aussie Sharks to a seventh-placed finish in Budapest at the world championships.

“Playing at the world championships and world league has been a great opportunity to train and play at the senior level,” Brooks said from Hungary.

“The last World University Games was great – such a great atmosphere – and the athletes village was brilliant.

“On paper we have a lot of strong players in our team, with a few coming back from US college system, which has started training for their next season.

In 2015, the women’s water polo team scored a dramatic penalty shootout win over Canada in Gwangju to claim their first gold medal at a Summer Universiade.

In 2017, the team welcomes back Tyler Baillie (Queensland University of Technology) Julia Barton (University of Newcastle) and Pascalle Casey (Macquarie University) who are hungry for more success as well as notable inclusions including Mollie Williams, a freshman at Indiana University, who recently became the Hoosiers 10th all-time player and second freshman in program history to collect All-American honours.

Read the full team announcements here.

Australian Uniroos men’s water polo team:

Men's team

Tom Freeman

University of Southern California

Will Mackay

University of Notre Dame

Pat Flannagan

Queensland University of Technology

Justin Trabinger

Deakin University

Angus Lambie

University of NSW

Leo Hurley

Monash University

Harry Sanderson

University of Technology Sydney

Gianni Tarranto

University of California, Berkley

Reed Cotterill

University of California, Santa Barbara

Tim Reeves

University of the Pacific, Stockton

Nick Hughes

The University of Western Australia

Nic Brooks

Macquarie University

Joseph Parnis

University of Adelaide


Australian Uniroos women's water polo team:

Women’s team

Tyler Baillie

Queensland University of Technology

Julia Barton

University of Newcastle

Daisy Carter


Pascalle Casey

Macquarie University

Sofia Chaves 

The University of Western Australia

Ashley Colaco

The University of Sydney

Savannah Henshaw

The University of Sydney

Georgia Hickey          

Queensland University of Technology

Zoe Hille

RMIT University

Genevieve Longman

University of Technology Sydney

Brooke McClean

Australian Catholic University

Tori Morrissey

California State University, Long Beach

Mollie Williams

Indiana University


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