With Stephanie Hammon on vacation, I’ll share some pretty big water polo news. Monte Vista uber-star Maggie Steffens has been named the Cal-Hi Sports Girls Athlete of the Year.
Steffens joins quite the elite list of athletes by winning the award. Jayne Appel, Candice Wiggins, Marion Jones, Janet Evans, Michele Granger and Lisa Leslie are just a few of the standouts to have won the award.
Steffens is just the third East Bay athlete to win the award in the last 50 years, but it’s actually the second year in a row the honor has come east of San Francisco Bay. Last year, St. Elizabeth sprinter Ashton Purvis took home the award.
Fresh off a summer spent with the U.S. National Team, Steffens is headed to Stanford in the fall.