Women's Senior National Team




Maggie Steffens
Maggie  Steffens

Hometown:
Danville, CA

Last College:
Stanford 2016

Height:
5-9

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
06/04/1993

Club:
Diablo Water Polo


07/26/2015

USA Women Open FINA World Championship With 13-2 Victory Over Brazil

Steffens scores three goals in the win

07/24/2015

USA Women's Senior National Team Announces Roster For 2015 FINA World Championship

Team USA opens competition on Sunday against Brazil

07/20/2015

Universal Sports To Broadcast 2015 FINA World Championships

All coverage is same day delay from Kazan, Russia

07/14/2015

U.S. Pan American Women's Water Polo Team Wins GOLD

Fourth straight Pan Am Games crown for Team USA

07/12/2015

USA Women To Play For Pan Am Gold On Tuesday After 16-3 Win Over Brazil

USA to meet Canada at 8pm et/5pm pt.

07/15/2013

The 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain are on their way!

National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships

05/30/2013

Highlights from the 2013 FINA World League Prelims.

2013 FINA World League Prelims - Women's Recap

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

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.

Gold Medalist and MVP at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Delivered 12 goals helping Team USA earn a second consecutive FINA World Cup crown in 2014...Second on the team in scoring with 11 goals in a gold medal effort at the 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Racked up 5 goals during the 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Tallied 5 goals in the 2013 Holiday Cup...Scored eleven goals in the 2013 FINA World Championships...Led the team with nine goals scored en route to a third place finish at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Led the team to Gold Medals at the 2012 Olympic Games inn London, England with twenty-one goals... Named MVP at the 2012 Olympics... Team lead with eleven goals at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Posted six goals on the way to a Gold Medal and Olympic qualification at the 2011 Pan American Games...Tallied the winning goal in the 20th round of an epic shootout to defeat Canada 27-26 for the Gold Medal at the Pan American Games...Scored five times en route to a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Registered five goals during 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...Scored five goals, including the winning goal against Australia in the Final match at 2010 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 2 goals at 2009 Holiday Cup...Club Championship Champions with Diablo...Three-time Junior Olympic champion...Three-time Junior Olympic Co-MVP...Florida International Tournament champion.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Monte Vista High School...League champions 2007 - 2009...NCS champions 2007 - 2010...undefeated in 2008...Top 100 athlete 2007 - 2009... Scholar-athlete award 2009 AND 2010, NCS MVP 2010...Water Polo Player of the Year 2009...Monte Vista Rookie of the Year 2007...Monte Vista offensive player 2009.

COLLEGE
Completed her freshman year at Stanford University scoring 60 goals...Named a finalist for the Peter J. Cutino Award...Helped Stanford reach the NCAA Tournament Final.

PERSONAL
From a family of about 45 cousins, most are successful athletes. Most of her uncles and cousins played water polo. Joined on the Senior National Team by her sister (Jessica)

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2014 FINA LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, KUNSHAN, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2013 FINA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2013 HOLIDAY CUP, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2013 CANADA CUP, GATINEAU, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 5TH PLACE
  • 2013 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, BEIJING, CHINA, 3RD PLACE
  • 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
  • 2010 FINA World Cup, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1st place
  • 2010 FINA World League Super Final, La Jolla, CA, 1st place
  • 2009 Holiday Cup, Newport Beach, CA, 2nd place
  • 2009 Junior World Championships, Khanty-Mansysk, Russia, 3rd place
  • 2009 Canada Cup, Montreal, Canada, 1st place

FUN FACTS ABOUT MAGGIE

Favorite Quote: "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something deep down inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision." -Muhammad Ali
Favorite Food: A Good Steak & Mud Pie
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Actress: Katherine Heigl
Favorite Songs: Anything by Michael Jackson
Personal Theme Song: "Lift Off" by Beyonce/Jay-z
Favorite Musical Artists: B.O.B., Rihanna, Train, Jason Mraz
Favorite Color: Purple
Facebook or Myspace: Facebook
Best Present Ever Received: A king size Butterfinger in her stocking for Christmas when I was about 4, except strangely she hate butterfingers now
Best Halloween Costume: An old grandpa in 3rd grade
Special Power: To fly
Sport to Play Other than Water Polo: Soccer, but I secretly would wish to be a beach volleyball player
Best Thing about Water Polo: It never gets old; it's a sport that every day you learn something new. You can never stop growing in water polo so it makes you strive to achieve more every time you touch the ball. Plus it helps get your anger out a little. Etc: Got into water polo through her family... Maureen O'Toole was her first coach and keeps her motivated...Loves the competitive spirit of the game.

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