Total Player 2023 by Dani Ballart

November 8, 2023

Dani Ballart currently holds the position of head coach for CN Mataro, a prominent women’s water polo team in Europe.

Before venturing into coaching, Ballart was a distinguished member of the “golden generation” of the Spanish national water polo team. He achieved a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games and a silver medal four years earlier, which took place in his hometown of Barcelona. Ballart’s Olympic journey spanned four games, including the 2000 Olympics where he secured a fourth-place finish and the 2004 Olympics in Athens, where his team placed sixth.

Prior to his tenure with Mataro, he coached the Sant Andreu men’s team and the Sabadell women’s team. After retiring as a player in 2011, Ballart took on the role of sports director for Sabadell.


+1 Pt | Laura Aarts (NED)

Dutch National Team Player. Club: CN Mataro / Dunaujvaros. Position: Goalkeeper

Secured a gold medal in Fukuoka and guided Dunaujvaros to the F4, showcasing her exceptional skills between the posts.

+2 Pts | Judith Forca (ESP)

Spanish National Team Player. Club: Sabadell. Position: Driver

Consistently delivered strong performances in critical matches, making her a dependable presence during important games.

+3 Pts | Claudia Marletta (ITA)

Italian National Team Player. Club: Orizzonte. Position: Driver.

Exhibited remarkable leadership and unwavering determination, propelling both Orizzonte and the Italian team towards their respective objectives.

+4 Pts | Alice Williams (AUS)

Australian National Team Player. Club: Ekipe Orrizonte. Position: Driver

Made a remarkable debut in the European season, displaying her scoring prowess by netting numerous goals.

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+5 Pts | Maria Helena Sanchez (ESP)

Spanish National Team Player. Clubs: Mataro. Position: Goalkeepers

Her consistent improvement in goalkeeping provided Mataro with the opportunity to aspire to great achievements!