USA Olympic Water Polo Team at the Mall Saturday

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 USA Olympic Water Polo Team at the Mall Saturday

Love water polo? Here’s a chance to meet some of the sport’s best athletes in Mission Viejo.

On Saturday, members of the USA Water Polo team will visit The Shops at Mission Viejo to sign autographs and have their photos taken.

Here’s who will be there:

  • Lauren Wenger: From Long Beach, Wenger helped her team take silver at the Water Polo World Championship in 2005. In the 2008 China Summer Olympics, Wenger’s team won silver medals after an 8-9 loss to the Netherlands.
  • Shea Buckner: In 2008, Buckner led USC to an undefeated season (29-0). This Huntington Beach native scored four goals for Team USA during the 2011 FINA World Championships.
  • Tony Azevedo: Azevedo was a four-time college player of the year, scoring a record 332 goals for Stanford over his college career. In 2003, Men’s Journal named him the world’s seventh-greatest athlete. He was also named the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Player of the Year.

Mission Viejo isn’t the only place to spot top water polo athletes Saturday. Several other malls around Southern California will play host to the players:









Brea Mall
1065 Brea Mall
Brea, CA 92821

Courtney Mathewson, Lolo Silver,
Andy Stevens, Peter Varellas

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90503

Kami Craig, Merrill Moses,
Adam Wright, Jeff Powers
10 a.m.-Noon

Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92108

Tanya Gandy, Kelly Rulon,
Brian Alexander, Jesse Smith, Layne Beaubien

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Laguna Hills Mall
24155 Laguna Hills Mall
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Annika Dries, Betsey Armstrong,
Chay Lapin, Peter Hudnut
10 a.m.-Noon

Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Juliet Moss, Jessica Steffens,
Melissa Seidemann

Noon–2 p.m.

Stoneridge Shopping Center
One Stoneridge Mall
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Heather Petri, Maggie Steffens

Noon–2 p.m.

The Shops at Montebello
2134 Montebello Town Center Drive
Montebello, CA 90640

Brenda Villa, Sami Hill,
JW Krumpholz, John Mann

Noon–2 p.m.

Westminster Mall
1025 Westminster Mall
Westminster, CA 92683

Elsie Windes, Tumua Anae,
Ryan Bailey, Tim Hutten

10 a.m.-Noon

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