In the days between the end of the season for the clubs and the start of the competitions for the national teams, the transfers in male water polo are the most interesting topics.
But, some pieces of information regarding the transfers in female water polo have started coming.
Maggie Steffens, the Team USA captain, returns to Europe.
Steffens, who won the Total Player Award for the best female water polo player of the 21st century, signed a contract with the Spanish club Sabadell. She already competed for Sabadell in the season 2018/19 and won the LEN Euro League and the Spanish Championship with that club. Before coming to Sabadell, she spent one season in Hungarian UVSE (2017/18) and won the Hungarian League.
Steffens confirmed the signing:
“I am excited to announce I will be returning to Sabadell for the next season. The club and entire community welcomed me with open arms and felt like family, I am grateful to continue developing those relationships and growing together with the team. Of course, I believe I can improve a lot there as a player and as a person and look forward to fighting for another Euroleague”, Steffens told Total Waterpolo.
Steffens (28) played on the women’s water polo team of the Stanford University and led the team to the NCAA championships title three times (2014, 2015, and 2017)
She debuted for the senior national team in 2009, at the age of 16. Representing the USA, Steffens won more than 20 gold medals at major competitions, including two at the Olympic Games (2012 and 2016) and three at the World Championships (2015, 2017, 2019). Maggie Steffens was the best scorer both at the 2012 Olympics (21 goals) and the Rio Olympics (17 goals).
At the same time, one of the key players of the Spanish national team left her homeland. Roser Tarrago moved to Greek Vouliagmeni. Tarrago played for Mediterrani in the previous season. Earlier, she was a member of Sabadell and Mataro.
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