Courtesy: USA Water Polo
LIMA, Peru – Attacker Paige Hauschild (Santa Barbara, CA/USC/Santa Barbara 805) will be replaced by Stephania Haralabidis (Athens, Greece/USC/NYAC) on the Women’s 2019 Pan American Games roster, Head Coach Adam Krikorian announced today. Hauschild is still recovering from a laceration to her right arm that required stitches following last weekend’s nightclub collapse in Gwangju, South Korea.
“I’m obviously disappointed as I was looking forward to taking part in my first Pan American Games,” said Hauschild. “That said it is best to follow doctors orders and let this wound heal properly. I’m excited I can still be here in Peru to cheer on my teammates and I know Steph is going to do an awesome job!”
The USA Women are coming off of their third straight FINA World Championship and look to claim their fifth straight Pan American Games title next week in Lima. They open competition tomorrow against Puerto Rico at 11am local time/9am pt.
Editor’s Note: Hauschild scored seven goals in 85 minutes at the FINA World Championships, while Haralabidis scored 12 goals in 87 minutes as the USA won the gold medal.