This article appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of SkipShot Magazine
Maggie Steffens named MVP, Ashleigh Johnson top goalkeeper
Team USA looks to defend their championship from the 2012 Olympic Games
Steffens, Mathewson, and Neushul all score two goals each
Steffens and Fattal score three goals in the victory
Olympic hopeful, Rachel Fattal discusses her Olympic dream, her favorite sport in the Olympics besides water polo and the dessert she can't live without on #InsideWater. #BeVictoRIOus #RoadtoRio
National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships
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Tallied four goals in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Dropped seven goals in 2016 FINA World League Super Final...Posted six goals en route to Team USA's qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games...Scored eight goals at 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament helping team to Gold medal...Named 2015 FINA World Championship Most Valuable Player by leading Team USA to a Gold with 18 goals...Recorded nine goals during Team USA's Gold win at 2015 Pan American Games...Tallied 10 goals on the way to Gold medal at 2014 FINA World Cup...Scored nine goals in helping Team USA to Gold at 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Totaled three goals during 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Racked up six goals in 2013 Holiday Cup...Named MVP of 2013 FINA World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece...Scored seven times in 2013 FINA World Championship...Alternate for 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Member of Women's Junior National Team, taking eighth place at 2011 FINA Junior World Championship.
Competes for UCLA Bruins...Named ACWPC first team All-American...Named MPSF Rookie of the Year (2013).
Attended Los Alamitos High School.
- 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT, GOUDA, NETHERLANDS, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 FINA WOMEN'S INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, LEWISVILLE, TX, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KAZAN, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, TORONTO, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA 1ST PLACE
- 2014 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, KUNSHAN, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2013 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, VOLOS, GREECE, 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 WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VOLOS, GREECE, 1ST PLACE
- 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 5TH PLACE
- 2011 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, TRIESTE, ITALY, 8TH PLACE
Favorite Quote: "Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!"
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
Favorite Chain restaurant:800 Degrees
If You Had To Make An Ipod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: Good Vibes
And What Would Be The First Song?: "WildFlowers" Made in Heights
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?" Volleyball
Role Model: My Mom
Etc: Rachel says the best thing about water polo is the people you meet and friends you make...She got into water polo because when she was young her swim coach used to throw balls in the pool after practice and she picked it up...She keeps playing water polo because she loves it.
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