LA JOLLA, Calif. - University of California San Diego men's water polo goalkeeper Jack Turner has been selected to represent Team USA at the 2017 World University Games. The event is set for Aug. 19-30 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Turner is one of 13 athletes on the squad, alongside Nic Carniglia, the older brother of Triton teammate Noah Carniglia. The action begins on Friday, Aug. 18, against Japan at 2 a.m. PT. Team USA will also take on Russia and Romania in group play.
A rising redshirt junior, Turner recorded 248 saves in the cage to go along with 14 assists and 30 steals in 2016, gaining All-Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) honorable mention. Earlier this summer, the Fremont native earned a spot on the USA Men's National Team roster for the first time, for a four-game series in California against Croatia.
The World University Games, also known as the Universiade, are an international sports competition held every two years and hosted by different countries. The 29th Summer World University Games will be held in Taipei, Aug. 19-30, with over 120 countries competing in 22 sports. The games feature incoming, current and recently graduated collegiate athletes from around the world.
UC San Diego will open its 2017 campaign with the Triton Invitational, Sept. 2-3, at Canyonview Aquatic Center. To view the Tritons' full 2017 schedule click here.
2017 World University Games Men's Schedule
August 18 vs. Japan - 2 a.m. PT
August 20 vs. Russia - 3:20 a.m. PT
August 21 vs. Romania - 2 a.m. PT
August 23 vs. TBD
August 25 vs. TBD
August 27 vs. TBD
August 30 vs. TBD (Medal Matches)