Sport: Water Polo
Current Residence: Commerce, Calif.
College: Stanford '03, Political Science
- 2000 Olympic Games, silver medal
- 2004 Olympic Games, bronze medal
- 2008 Olympic Games, silver medal
- 2012 Olympic Games, gold medal
- Captain of the Silver Medal Winning squad at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China
- Is most decorated athlete in the world of women’s water polo
- Fired in eight goals for Team USA at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final
- Scored six goals to help Team USA to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games
- Tied for team lead with seven goals during Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China. Named to All-Tournament team
Fun Facts: Recalls her favorite water polo moment as defeating Hungary to qualify for the first ever Women’s Water Polo Olympic Games ... A four-time girls 1st Team All-American in high school ... Has played professionally in Italy for parts of seasons since 2008
USA Water Polo
Photos: Some Of Team USA's Most Dominant Women Gather For A Salute To Women In Sports
Oct. 20, 2016
Team USA's top female athletes gathered at the annual Women's Sports Foundation event in New York.
75 Ways Team USA Athletes Give Back To The World
Lisa Costantini Nov. 15, 2015
Find out how Olympians and Paralympians are making the world a better place, in honor of Philanthropy Day.
Now Retired, Water Polo Player Brenda Villa Helping Shape Next Generation
Greg Bates Jan. 28, 2015
The four-time Olympian retired in 2012 and is now focused on giving back to her sport.
Commemorating This Day In London 2012: Brenda Villa
Brenda Villa, Four-Time Olympic Water Polo Medalist Aug. 09, 2013
Villa walks through the day she and her teammates earned their coveted Olympic gold
Team USA Rings In 2013 With Ambitious Resolutions, Goals
Brandon Penny Jan. 01, 2013
After a stellar 2012, what resolutions and goals did Team USA's finest set for 2013?
BP Congressional Reception: Olympians and Paralympians Let Loose
Sept. 17, 2012
London athletes reunite in Washington, D.C. for first time since the Games
Lisa Costantini Aug. 28, 2012
Which TV shows have your favorite Team USA athletes appeared on since London?
U.S. Women Win Water Polo Gold
Associated Press Aug. 09, 2012
Maggie Steffens scored five of Team USA's eight goals in a grand finale
Fourth Time’s a Charm: U.S. Scores Water Polo Gold
Christine Newby Aug. 09, 2012
Maggie Steffens' five goals led Team USA to an 8-5 victory over Spain for gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
U.S. Women Reach Water Polo Semis
Associated Press Aug. 05, 2012
Team USA's win leads to a semifinal showdown with a fellow favorite