Women's Water Polo

    Lauren Wenger
    Lauren  Wenger

    Long Beach, Calif.

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    The 2006 Peter J. Cutino Award winner as the nation's top collegiate water polo player in her senior season at USC, Lauren Wenger stands a a two-time Olympian with a silver medal won with Team USA at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She has helped lead the United States to gold at the 2007 and 2009 FINA World Championships, picking up honors as the tournament MVP in 2007. As a Trojan, Wenger was a three-time All-American and helped USC make history as the first team to go undefeated in a season with a 29-0 finish en route to the 2004 NCAA Championship, finishing her career in 2006 as USC's No. 12 all-time scorer.

    2006: Wenger led USC in steals and assists, and scored 37 goals... Finished as USC's No. 8 all-time scorer with 127 career goals... Scored five goals at the 2006 NCAA Tournament... Named to All-MPSF First Team as well as the NCAA All-Tournament First Team.

    2005: Wenger was USC's second leading scorer with 44 goals as a junior... Named a Third Team All-American and Second Team All-MPSF... Named First Team All-NCAA Tournament... Had a career-high six goals against Santa Clara on Feb. 25... Scored four goals against Cal State San Bernardino on Feb. 5... Had a hat trick against Long Beach State on April 9.

    2004: As a 2004 sophomore, Wenger scored 19 goals... Earned NCAA All-Tournament second team honors.

    2003: Wenger finished fifth on the team in scoring with 27 goals in her 2003 freshman season... Led the team with two goals in a 7-6 overtime loss on April 26 against UCLA at the MPSF Championship... Scored three goals in an 11-9 win on Feb. 2 against UC Santa Barbara.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Wenger is a member of the U.S National Team.. Recently helped Team USA win silver at the 2005 World Championships...

    HIGH SCHOOL: She earned All-America honors at Wilson High in Long Beach, Calif... Earned All-CIF and all-league first team honors... Also played on the 2002 Pan-American championship squad... Earned scholar-athlete award all four years.

    PERSONAL: She majored in policy, planning and development... Parents are Steve and Janet... Her sister, Jana, also played water polo at USC... Birthdate is March 11, 1984.