Name: Jessica Steffens
Sport: Water Polo
Position: Defender
Height: 6’0”
Current Residence: Seal Beach, Calif.
College: Stanford '09

Olympic Experience:

  • 2008 Olympic Games, silver
  • 2012 Olympic Games, gold

Career Highlights:

  • Helped Team USA to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games
  • 2011 World Champion
  • Part of Team USA's sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China
  • Tallied two goals during Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China
  • Scored a goal during a Silver Medal finish at the 2008 FINA World League Super Final

Fun Facts: Captain of both the water polo and swimming teams her senior year of high school ... Her father, Carlos, played water polo at Cal ... Has two sisters, Maggie (a member of the Senior National Team) and Teresa, and a brother, Charlie, who all play water polo ... Says her most embarrassing sports moment was at her first swim meet ever when she false started, swam the length of the pool and swore she would never get in the pool again

Learn more: 
USA Water Polo Bio