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Jessica Steffens
Jessica Steffens

Hometown:
Danville, CA

Last College:
Stanford 2009

Height:
6-0

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
04/07/1987

Club:
NY Athletic Club



05/14/2013

60 seconds with olympic gold medalist Jessica Steffens.

60 Seconds With - Jessica Steffens

10/15/2012

The Women's National Team make countless media appearances.

Women's National Team Sizzle Reel

07/16/2012

U.S. Women sweep Hungary in a four game series.

Women's Olympic Team vs. Hungary - Series Recap

07/10/2012

Good luck to the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams in London!

Olympic Send-Off

05/22/2012

The Women's Olympic Team has been announced!

Women's Olympic Team Press Conference Recap

03/08/2013

2011 Pan American Games

USA Women Win Gold

02/13/2013

2012 Olympic Games - Women's Water Polo

The U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England winning the gold medal.

02/13/2013

Team USA Gold Medal Appearances

The U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team shares their Gold Medals with the community

Returned in 2011 after not competing in 2010 following shoulder surgery...Excellent defender... Gold Medal recipient at the 2012 Olympics in London, England

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Assisted Team USA with one goal for their first ever Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, England... Scored two goals at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Helped Team USA to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games...Part of Team USA's sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China...Tallied two goals during Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China...Missed all of 2010 following shoulder surgery....Booked 2 goals at 2009 Holiday Cup...Tallied four goals and four steals during Gold Medal run at 2009 FINA World Championships... Helped Team USA to a Silver Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games tallying five goals...Named to Olympic Media All-Star Team... Scored a goal during a Silver Medal finish at the 2008 FINA World League Super Final...Scored four goals during 2007 Holiday Cup including three in victory over Russia 17-7...Helped Women's Junior National Team to 4th place finish at 2007 FINA Women's Junior World Championships...Tallied five scores during 2007 Pan American Games...Scored three goals in win over Spain during Super Final 2007...Named as an alternate for the 2006 FINA World Cup and 2007 FINA World Championship teams... Scored a critical goal in the 2006 Holiday Cup semi-final game against Australia...Helped USA win 2006 FINA World League...Spent the 2005 season training with the Junior National Team...Selected as one of the top 40 female water polo players in the country in 2005...Played for Team Splash at the 2005 Speedo Top 40 Tournament.

COLLEGE
Helped the Stanford Cardinal to the NCAA Championship match in her senior season scoring 17 goals on the year...Added 12 goals in her Junior season and was named First Team All-America...In her Sophomore year scored 35 goals and named as Honorable Mentions All-MPSF for helping to lead the Cardinals to a record of 27-3 for the year... Earned Academic All-MPSF honors for 3.27GPA...Scored 15 goals for Stanford during her 2006 freshman season, helping the Cardinal to a NCAA 3rd place finish.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letter winner in water polo, and swimming ... First-Team North Coast Section and Third-team All-American her junior year ... MVP of the North Coast Section and Second-Team All-American her senior year ... Led her team to the NCS title during her junior and senior seasons ... Captain of both the water polo and swimming teams her senior year

PERSONAL
Her father, Carlos, played water polo at Cal ... Has two sisters, Maggie (a member of the Senior National Team) and Teresa, and a brother, Charlie, who all play water polo...Says her most embarrassing sports moment was at her first swim meet ever when she false started, swam the length of the pool and swore she would never get in the pool again.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2012 OLYMPICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1ST PLACE
  • 2012 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, CHANGSHU, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
  • 2011 FINA World Championships, Shanghai, China, 6th place
  • 2011 FINA World League Super Final, Tianjin, China, 1st place
  • 2009 Holiday Cup, Newport Beach, CA, 2nd place
  • 2009 FINA World Championships, Rome, Italy, 1st place
  • 2009 FINA World League Super Final, Kirishi, Russia, 1st place
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, 2nd place
  • 2008 FINA World League Super Final, Tenerife, Spain, 2nd place
  • 2007 FINA Junior World Championships, Porto, Portugal, 4th place
  • 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
  • 2007 FINA World League Super Final, Montreal, Canada, 1st place
  • 2007 FINA World League Super Final, Montreal, Canada, 1st place
  • 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
  • 2006 Holiday Cup, Los Alamitos, CA, 1st place
  • 2006 FINA World Cup, Tianjin, China, 4th place
  • 2006 FINA World League, Cosenza, Italy, 1st place

FUN FACTS ABOUT JESSICA

Favorite Quote: "Anytime you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't; then you are wasting your time on earth." -Roberto Clemente
Favorite Food: Her lunchtime Panini
Favorite Movie: Lion King
Favorite Actor: Rafiki
Favorite Actress: Cameron Diaz
Favorite Songs: Anything she can sing to.
Personal Theme Song: "The Final Countdown"
Favorite Musicians: The Blue Man Group, it's not a support group.
Favorite Color: Green
Facebook or Myspace: Facebook
Best Present Ever Received: Speedo, her dog
Best Halloween Costume: A Bum
Sport to play other than water polo: Beach Volleyball
Etc: Enjoy water polo because of the in-your-face competition and close knit camaraderie's...Grew up playing soccer and swimming and decided to try water polo in high school as something different...sport runs in her family...continues to play the sport for the competition and enjoyment which she still learns about everyday

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