Before they were Olympians, they were high school standouts in Orange County.
And when they return from the Rio Olympics on Tuesday morning, they will be 2016 Olympic gold medalists.
The six O.C. products on the U.S. women's water polo player that struck gold Friday will return to Orange County on Tuesday at John Wayne Airport.
They are: Courtney Mathewson (Canyon), Rachel Fattal (Los Alamitos), Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Harbor), Maddie Musselman (Corona del Mar) and sisters Aria and Makenzie Fischer (Laguna Beach).
Aria is still a high school player. She is expected to play her senior season at Laguna Beach.
The six players also will be accompanied by a few of their teammates, who helped Team USA defend its Olympic title with an undefeated record at the Games.
Please send water polo news to Dan Albano at email@example.com or @ocvarsityguy on Twitter
Fountain Valley 3, Huntington Beach 4 - 7th Inns - Completed
Huntington Beach 1, JSerra 2 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed
Paramount 5, El Toro 1 - 44:59 2nd Half - Completed
Canyon 0, El Toro 3 - 3rd Set - Completed
Foothill 8, Capistrano Valley Christian 3 - 7th Inns - Completed
El Toro 3, Capistrano Valley 1 - 4th Set - Completed
Corona del Mar 0, Godinez 1 - 00:00 1st Half - Completed
Long Beach Poly 36, Troy 21 - 08:00 3rd QT - Completed
Rancho Christian 61, Capistrano Valley 68 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed
Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 56, Troy 68 - 00:00 1OT QT - Completed
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