Lauren Wenger

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Lauren Wenger
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Full name Lauren Ashley Wenger
Born March 11, 1984 (1984-03-11) (age 34)
Long Beach, California, U.S.

Lauren Ashley Wenger (born March 11, 1984, in Long Beach, California) is an American water polo player for the University of Southern California, who received the 2006 Peter J. Cutino Award as the best collegiate water polo player among Division I NCAA teams. Her position is two-meter defender.

Wenger was All-American at Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, California, and earned a scholar-athlete award all four years. In 2002, she played on the US National Team that won the Pan-American Championship. From 2003 to 2006 she attended USC, where in her senior year she led her Trojans team in steals and assists, becoming no. 8 all-time scorer with 127 career goals. Wenger is a member of the U.S National Team, helping Team USA win silver at the 2005 Water Polo World Championship. At USC, she majored in policy, planning and development.


She played her first international season for the Greek powerhouse Olympiacos in Greece in 2006–2007.[1][2]

At the 2008 China Summer Olympic games, she and the American team lost 8-9 in the championship game to the Netherlands and took home the silver medal.

In June, 2009, Wenger was named to the USA water polo women's senior national team for the 2009 FINA World Championships.[3]

In August 2012, she won the gold medal in London 2012 Olympic Games with the US team, defeating Spain in the final match.


  1. ^ Lauren Wenger bio,
  2. ^ Lauren Wenger,
  3. ^ Roster Announced For 2009 FINA Women's World Championships Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine., June 24, 2009.

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