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Olympic gold medalist McLean to appear at Cavalier Fan Fest

photoSterling native Matt McLean will sign autographs and pose for pictures at Cavalier Fan Fest Oct. 20 at the University of Virginia. McLean was a 15-time All-American at Virginia, graduating in 2011 with a degree in sociology.—Photo Courtesy/University of Virginia

Potomac Falls High School alum Matt McLean, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist in swimming, will participate in the festivities at Cavalier Fan Fest in the University of Virginia’s Aquatic & Fitness Center Oct. 20, prior to the Cavaliers home football game against Wake Forest.

McLean and Lauren Perdue, also a gold medalist swimmer, will bring their gold medals and will be available for pictures and to sign autographs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

McLean graduated from Virginia in 2011 and has recently returned to serve as a volunteer assistant swimming and diving coach. Perdue is in her senior year at Virginia. Both swimmers earned gold medals in the 800-meter freestyle relay.

The Aquatic & Fitness center is across the street from Scott Stadium’s north gate. Admission is free to Cavalier Fan Fest and activities will include inflatable games, sign-making, face tattoos and other activities for youth.

Cavalier Fan Fest begins at 9:30 a.m. with the football game set to kick off at 12:30 p.m.



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