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Maggie Steffens
Position: Driver
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
High School: Monte Vista
Major: Science, Technology & Society

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Career Accolades

  • 2015 ACWPC Player of the Year
  • 2015 ACWPC First Team All-American
  • 2015 ACWPC All-Academic - Superior
  • 2015 NCAA Tournament MVP
  • 2015 All-NCAA Tournament First Team
  • 2015 Peter J. Cutino Award Finalist
  • 2015 MPSF Player of the Year
  • 2015 All-MPSF First Team
  • 2015 MPSF All-Academic
  • 2015 MPSF All-Tournament Team
  • MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week (April 14, 2015)
  • 2014 FINA Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Year
  • 2014 ACWPC First Team All-American
  • 2014 ACWPC All-Academic - Superior
  • 2014 All-NCAA Tournament First Team
  • 2014 Peter J. Cutino Award Finalist
  • 2014 All-MPSF First Team
  • 2014 MPSF All-Academic
  • 2014 MPSF All-Tournament Team
  • MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week (March 3, 2014)
  • 2013 ACWPC First Team All-American
  • 2013 ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • 2013 All-NCAA Tournament First Team
  • 2013 Peter J Cutino Award Finalist
  • 2013 All-MPSF First Team
  • 2013 MPSF All-Newcomer Team
  • 2013 MPSF All-Tournament Team
  • MPSF/Kap7 Newcomer of the Week (April 1, 2013)
  • MPSF/Kap7 Newcomer of the Week (March 25, 2013)
  • 2012 FINA Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Year
  • 2012 London Olympics MVP

As a Junior (2015)

  • ACWPC Player of the Year
  • ACWPC First Team All-American
  • ACWPC All-Academic - Superior
  • NCAA Tournament MVP
  • All-NCAA Tournament First Team
  • Peter J. Cutino Award Finalist
  • MPSF Player of the Year
  • All-MPSF First Team
  • MPSF All-Academic
  • MPSF All-Tournament Team
  • MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week (April 14)
  • Third on the team with 53 goals
  • 10th in the MPSF in goals per game (1.96)
  • Scored in 23 games, had 17 multi-goal efforts and nine hat tricks
  • Season-high five goals came against Harvard (3/20)
  • Scored four times in a 9-8 NCAA semfinal win over USC (5/9) and also poured in four against CSU Bakersfield (4/12)
  • Other hat tricks came against Fresno Pacific (2/14), Pacific (2/21), Cal (2/22), San Jose State (4/4), Cal (4/25) and Princeton (5/8)

As a Sophomore (2014)

  • ACWPC First Team All-American
  • ACWPC All-Academic - Superior
  • All-NCAA Tournament First Team
  • Peter J. Cutino Award Finalist
  • All-MPSF First Team
  • MPSF All-Academic
  • MPSF All-Tournament Team
  • MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week (March 7)
  • Tied for team lead with 51 goals
  • Tied for seventh in the MPSF in goals per game (1.96)
  • Scored in 24 games, had 12 multi-goal efforts and eight hat tricks
  • Scored a season-high five goals twice against San Jose State (3/1) and Loyola Marymount (3/8)
  • Four-goal outings came against Cal (2/23), UC San Diego (3/23) and Cal in the MPSF Tournament (4/26)
  • Other hat tricks came against UC Irvine (2/2) and in the NCAA Tournament against Indiana (5/9) and Cal (5/10)

As a Freshman (2013)

  • ACWPC First Team All-American
  • ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • All-NCAA Tournament First Team
  • Peter J. Cutino Award Finalist
  • All-MPSF First Team
  • MPSF All-Newcomer Team
  • MPSF All-Tournament Team
  • MPSF/Kap7 Newcomer of the Week (April 1)
  • MPSF/Kap7 Newcomer of the Week (March 25)
  • Second on the team with 60 goals
    • Goal total is tied for 10th in Stanford single-season history
  • 10th in the MPSF in goals per game (1.88)
  • Scored in 29 games, had 20 multi-goal efforts and nine hat tricks
  • Scored a season-high four goals twice against Harvard (3/22) and Hawaii (3/30)
  • Other nonconference hat tricks came against Cal Baptist (1/26), UC Davis (2/9), USC (2/24), Hartwick (3/25) and UC Santa Barbara (3/29)
  • Scored three times in MPSF wins against Arizona State (3/24) and Cal (4/19)

USA Water Polo

  • Represented her country since 2009
  • Scored 13 goals at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Gouda, Netherlands in March 2016
    • Team USA went a perfect 8-0 at the event and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 123-35
    • Scored three times in a 15-7 group-stage win over Greece and four in a 19-0 quarterfinal victory against France
  • Added 11 goals and was named MVP at the 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament in Lewisville, Texas
  • Tallied 13 goals at the 2015 FINA World Championship in Kazan, Russia
    • Notched three hat tricks at the tournament, including one in a 12-7 quarterfinal win over Hungary on August 1
  • Led Team USA to its fourth straight women's water polo gold at the Pan Am Games in July 2015 in Toronto, Canada
    • Finished second at the event with 15 goals in the United States’ five wins
    • Only misfired on four shots all week and led all competitors with a .790 shot percentage
    • Tallied four hat tricks in five games
  • Delivered 12 goals to help Team USA earn its second consecutive FINA World Cup crown in 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
  • Second on the team with 11 goals in a gold medal effort at the 2014 FINA World League Super Final in Kunshan, China
  • Racked up five goals during both the 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers and 2013 Holiday Cup in Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Scored 11 goals in the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain
  • Led the team with nine goals en route to a third place finish at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final in Beijing, China
  • Propelled the United States to gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with 21 goals
    • Named Olympics MVP and 2012 FINA Women's Water Polo Athlete of the Year
  • Team leader with eleven goals at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final in Changshu, China
  • Posted six goals on the way to a gold medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Responsible for the winning goal in the 20th round of an epic shootout to defeat Canada 27-26 for the tournament crown
  • Scored five times en route to a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China
  • Registered five goals during a gold medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China
  • Added four goals to help Team USA take home the gold at 2010 FINA World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Scored five goals, including the winner against Australia in the final match at 2010 FINA World League Super Final in La Jolla, Calif.
  • Scored twice at 2009 Holiday Cup in Newport Beach, Calif.

Prior to Stanford

  • A 2012 graduate of Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif.
  • Served as captain her senior year
  • Helped team to four straight CIF North Coast Section titles and four consecutive league titles
  • 2010 NCS MVP
  • Named school's water polo player of the year in 2009 and rookie of the year in 2007
  • Earned team's offensive player of the year award in 2009
  • Two-time scholar-athlete award recipient (2009 and 2010)
  • Played club for Diablo Water Polo
  • Helped club to three Junior Olympics titles and was thrice named Junior Olympics MVP

Personal

  • Born in Danville, Calif.
  • Parents are Carlos and Peggy
  • Father was an NCAA champion in water polo at California and earned Pan Am Games gold for Puerto Rico
  • Has three older siblings, Jessica, Charlie and Teresa
  • Was on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team with Jessica, who is a two-time Olympian (2008, 2012) and former All-American at Stanford (2006-07, 2009-10)
  • Charlie played water polo at California
  • Uncle Peter Schnugg played water polo at California and was a U.S. Olympian in 1980
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