Back Bay stars help Team USA women’s water polo earn another world championship

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Back Bay stars help Team USA women’s water polo earn another world championship

Back Bay stars help Team USA women’s water polo earn another world championship

Newport Beach, CA – The U.S. women’s water polo national team continues its unparalleled dominance, clinching another world championship title. Corona del Mar High alumna Maddie Musselman and Los Alamitos native Rachel Fattal were instrumental in securing the gold for Team USA at the 2024 World Aquatics World Championships in Qatar, defeating Hungary 8-7 in a thrilling final match.

Back Bay stars help Team USA women’s water polo earn another world championship
Back Bay stars help Team USA women’s water polo earn another world championship

 

Another Landmark Victory for Team USA

The victory marks Team USA’s eighth world championship, solidifying their position as the most successful program in men’s or women’s water polo history. Building on their legacy of success from previous championships in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022, the team’s latest triumph underscores their sustained excellence in the sport.

Stellar Performances from Musselman, Fattal, and Steffens

Maddie Musselman, Rachel Fattal, and Maggie Steffens delivered standout performances throughout the tournament, showcasing their remarkable talent and experience. Musselman’s crucial goal in the final match, combined with Fattal’s impressive three-goal haul, and Steffens’ two-goal contribution, were pivotal in securing the championship for Team USA.

Coach Krikorian’s Legacy Continues to Grow

Head coach Adam Krikorian also made history, securing his sixth world championship win with Team USA. His leadership and strategic prowess have been instrumental in guiding the team to unparalleled success on the world stage.

Road to Victory

Team USA’s path to victory was marked by unwavering determination and exceptional skill. After an undefeated run in the group stage, they faced tough challenges, narrowly defeating Australia 10-9 in the quarterfinals and overcoming Spain 11-9 in the semifinals, setting the stage for their historic final match against Hungary.

Looking Ahead to the 2024 Summer Olympics

With their world championship victory, Team USA has already qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, where they will aim to secure their fourth consecutive gold medal. The team’s stellar performance in Qatar bodes well for their prospects in Paris, where they will once again showcase their talent on the global stage.

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