Worlds rekindle patriotism

253 days ago

Annika Dries gained a new appreciation for representing her country while the U.S. women's water polo team drew valuable lessons from a fifth-place finish at the world championships. Read more ...

Tasty appetizers for worlds

271 days ago

Annika Dries and the U.S. water polo team got to sample some tough competition in the Netherlands and some delicious Spanish cuisine in Barcelona before they open play in the world championships on Sunday. Read more ...

It all feels real now

607 days ago

One minute showed on the clock. The score read USA 8, Spain 5. We were just 60 seconds from winning Olympic gold. But by the looks on our faces, you would have thought we were tied, or even down, fighting for our lives in that pool. Read more ...

A day in our life

629 days ago

The U.S. Olympic women's water polo team left the national training center in Los Alamitos, Calif. on Sunday to fly to London. Annika Dries gives us an inside look at what one of the squad's days were like during its last week of training in the States. Read more ...

Our last home game before London

644 days ago

I love hearing our national anthem. It's a moment of calm before the storm, and everyone is focused on just listening to the music. Last week, I heard it for the last time before we hear it in London. We played in a series of four physical games at home against Hungary, the team we'll play in our opening match at the Olympics less than a month from now. Read more ...

U.S. water polo team tests Olympic pool

700 days ago

Annika Dries will be blogging for espnW throughout her training for this summer's London Olympics. Check back in June for more from Annika on the journey. Though we're still 73 days from the opening ceremony, I've already had a taste of what the Olympics is going to feel like. Read more ...

I'm doing my best to keep fighting

748 days ago

Annika Dries will be blogging for espnW throughout her training for this summer's London Olympics. Check back in April for more from Annika on the journey. One of the proudest moments of my career happened last month at the Holiday Cup -- and it had nothing to do with how I played. Read more ...

U.S. water polo team literally fighting to win

789 days ago

If you're looking for a fight, hop in the pool with the U.S. women's water polo national team. Anything goes when it comes to scoring goals, winning games and earning Olympic berths. Read more ...