All-County water polo player Aria Fischer has withdrawn from two-time defending CIF Division 1 champion Laguna Beach and will miss her junior season this winter to train full-time with the U.S. national team, her father, Erich, confirmed.
Fischer’s older sister, Makenzie Fischer, also is training full-time with the national team. Makenzie, a 2015 graduate of Laguna Beach and two-time Register player of the year, deferred her freshman year at Stanford to train with the U.S. women's squad.
During the summer, Makenzie helped the Stars and Stripes capture the FINA world championship title.
Aria also shined for the U.S. women over the summer. She was helped the U.S. junior women capture a FINA world title, earning tournament MVP honors.
Aria will be studying online and plans to return to Laguna Beach for her senior year, Erich said. She was a first-team All-County selection last season after racking up 93 goals, 44 assists and 44 steals as a sophomore.Read the rest of this entry »