|| Jessica Steffens
Favorite Stanford Memory: "The day I actually realized that I was at Stanford and not living in some dream was when we got all the Nike stuff last year. Kira, Lolo and I sprinted back to Donner after practice to model every possible outfit, some of which were not too flattering. I just remember finally being able to put on a Stanford fleece and realizing how fortunate I was to be here. We just kept working the camera for our first NIKE GEAR/STANFORD Photo Shoot!"
Summer 2009: Part of U.S. National Team that won World Championships in Rome, Italy ... traveled to Culebra, Puerto Rico to do research on coral and sedimentation.
As A Junior in 2009: 2008 Olympian scored 12 goals ... was named to ACWPC All-America First Team as well as to the All-MPSF First Team ... earned place on All-National Collegiate First Team ... an ACWPC Academic All-American and MPSF All-Academic pick ... helped anchor the Cardinal defense at the two-meter position ... had one multi-goal game ... scored first goal of the season in 15-14 win over Arizona State at Stanford Invitational (2/8) ... posted two goals in third-place game victory over UCLA at the Stanford Invitational (2/8) ... netted a goal in 11-10 semifinal win over Hawai'i at the Irvine Invitational (2/22) ... scored in consecutive wins at Arizona State (3/7) and UC Davis (3/8) ... scored in 9-8 victory over UCLA (4/3) ... netted goals against UCLA (5/9) and Hawai'i (5/10) at the National Collegiate Championship
Summer 2008: Won the silver medal as a member of the U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team at the Beijing Games ... was the lone American representative on the women's Olympic All-Star Team after scoring five goals and making three field blocks in five Olympic contests.
As A Junior in 2008: Redshirted the season ... took the year off from school to live in Seal Beach training with the USA National Team in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.
Summer 2007: Played with the USA Senior National team winning both the World League Super Final in Montreal and Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -gaining the olympic qualifier birth ...
Played with the USA Jr. National Team at Junior World Championships in Porto, Portugal, where team finished fourth ... Vacationed with family in Puerto Rico.
As a Sophomore in 2007: Earned All-MPSF honorable mentions recognition ... named to AWPCA and MPSF All-Academic teams ... scored 35 goals to help lead Cardinal to national runner-up finish and 27-3 record ... netted first goal of the year in 15-8 win over San Jose State (2/3) ... added a pair of goals in 16-7 win over Arizona State (2/4) ... posted a hat trick in 23-5 victory over Pacific (2/10) ... got her second hat trick during 14-8 win over San Diego State (3/2) ... scored twice in 13-3 rout of UC San Diego (3/3) ... added two goals in 18-2 win over Santa Clara and 19-5 win against Maryland (3/25) ... scored twice in 17-5 opening-round win of MPSF Tournament against UC Irvine (4/27) ... scored twice in NCAA Tournament semifinal win over San Diego State (5/12).
Summer 2006: Played with the National Team ... Went to Canada with teammates Katie Hansen, Christina Hewko, and Lauren Silver ... Went to Hungary and Italy where the team won World League ... Traveled to China as an alternate for the FINA World Cup.
As a Freshman in 2006: Contributed 15 goals to the Cardinal scoring effort during her rookie season on the Farm ... Helped the team to its fourth MPSF Championship and a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Scored in 11 games ... Netted a pair of goals in her first collegiate outing against Pacific (2/4) ... Also scored pairs against San Jose State (2/12), Long Beach State (3/5) and Hawaii (5/14) ... Two goals against Hawaii came in the third place match at the NCAA Championships.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in water polo, double letterwinner in swimming ... First-Team North Coast Section and Third-team All-American as a junior ... MVP of the North Coast Section and Second-Team All-American as a senior ... Led team to the NCS title during junior and senior seasons ... Captain of both the water polo and swimming teams as a senior ... Named to the 2005 Junior National Team.
Personal: Born in San Francisco, Calif. ... Daughter of Carlos and Peggy Steffens ... Father, Carlos, played water polo at Cal ... Has two sisters, Maggie and Teresa and a brother, Charlie, who plays at Cal.