Water Polo Olympian Maggie Steffens Named Finalist for WSF Sportswoman of the Year

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USA Water Polo Women’s National Team Captain Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanford/NYAC) has been named a finalist for the 2017 Women’s Sports Foundation SportsWoman of the Year in the team category. Voting is now open and you can help Maggie win! Just cast your vote by clicking here.

Steffens earns the honor on the heels of winning a second consecutive FINA World Championship with the USA Women’s National Team and a fourth straight FINA World League Super Final crown. The two-time Olympic champion and two-time FINA World Player of the Year wrapped up her collegiate career at Stanford this past May winning her third NCAA Championship along with ACWPC Player of the Year honors.

A nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award and a recipient of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship, Steffens was named Most Valuable Player of the 2017 NCAA Championship and received Stanford’s Tom Hansen Medal awarded to one outstanding male and female senior athlete. Steffens’ nomination comes a year after fellow 2016 Olympic gold medalist Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC) became the first ever water polo player to receive the prestigious honor.

Voting is open now through 11:59pm et on August 27. Cast your vote for Maggie by clicking here.

Press release courtesy of USA Water Polo

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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