Courtney Mathewson

Team USA honors Mathewson, finishes exhibition series unbeaten

Team USA honors Mathewson, finishes exhibition series unbeaten

Corona del Mar High alumna Maddie Musselman is just 19 years old, but age hasn’t factored into her becoming one of the top women’s water polo players in the world.

Similarly, it never factored into her friendship with Courtney Mathewson, Musselman said Tuesday night.

The U.S. women’s water polo team honored Mathewson, who retired on Dec. 6, during halftime of its exhibition game against China at Foothill High. Mathewson, who played in high school nearby at Canyon, won four straight national championships at UCLA from 2005-08 and was a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Musselman and Mathewson, 31, were roommates at several big tournaments, beginning with the 2015 FINA World...

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