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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA)/Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC)/Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) official Michael Goldenberg was appointed to the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee as a delegate for the United States.

Goldenberg, who called the Gold Medal match at the 2019 World Championships and the men’s Gold Medal match at the 2020/2021 Tokyo Olympics, recently received the 2022 Bret Bernard National Referee Award (Elite) from USA Water Polo.

A water polo referee at the collegiate, club and international levels, he has been officiating collegiate competition since 1993 and has called conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships Finals. In 2003, he became an international referee (FINA) and he has since had the opportunity to officiate Gold Medal games on a varsity of levels.

The Head Coach/Administrator with South Florida Water Polo Club and the Head Coach of the Boys Team at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, both located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he is one of two representatives from North America named to the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee joining William Shaw of Canada.

FINA Technical Water Polo Committee
Chairperson: Tamas Molnar (Hungary)
Vice Chairperson:  Ken Kuroda (Japan)
Honorary Secretary: Stavroula Kozompoli (Greece)

Committee Members: Milivoj Bebic (Croatia), Mihajlo Ciric (Serbia), Angel Moliner (Spain), Andy Hoepelman (Netherlands), Mohsen Rezvani (Iran), Zhao Qi (China), Michael Goldenberg (United States), Monica Brochero (Argentina), William Shaw (Canada), Mary Kloppers (Zimbabwe), Ibrahim Zaher (Egypt), Don Cameron (Australia)

Events Sub-committee Members: Marijo Brguljan (Montenegro), Massimiliano Caputi (Italy), Manuel De Jesus (Puerto Riceo), Fahad Alebraim (Kuwait)

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Richard Papazian (France)
Bureau Liaison: Kyriakos Giannopoulos (Greece)

Collegiate Water Polo Association