Mission’s Devyani McLaren earned a gold medal as part of the national champion Fraser Valley water polo squad.

Mission’s Devyani McLaren earned a gold medal as part of the national champion Fraser Valley water polo squad.

Waterpolo squad as good as gold

Mission player helps Fraser Valley squad win national title.

Mission’s Devyani McLaren won a gold medal and national  title as a member of the Fraser Valley Water Polo U-16 girls team.

The squad was competing in the  National Club League Championship (held May 28-30) in Calgary and hosted by Water Polo Canada.

McLaren was a force to be reckoned with during the event, scoring numerous goals and playing tough defence.

The local squad defeated the top-ranked Calgary Renegades 14-12 in the gold medal final, with some tough challenges along the way.

In the semifinals, the Fraser valley squad earned a nail-biting, 13-12 victory over CAMO QC.

Earlier this month, McLaren also won a silver medal with her Fraser Valley teammates during the Western Canadian championship, also held in Calgary.

McLaren has lived in Mission for the past dozen years. She currently trains with head coach Justin Mitchell and swims with Brent Hayden.

She previously swam with the Mission Marlins, but decided to switch to water polo and join the  Fraser Valley Hi Performance squad.

 

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