BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Maddy Steere (Jr., Pascoe Vale, Australia/St. Catherine’s School) of No. 6-ranked the University of Michigan notched two goals, an assist and a steal in a 13-7 loss to No. 3 the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship quarterfinals at Stanford University’s Avery Aquatics Center. For her efforts, Steere is named the May 13 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division I Player of the Week.
Steere concludes a junior season in which she racked up 55 goals, 42 assists, 97 points, 28 drawn exclusions, 25 steals and 12 field blocks in 32 games as the Maize & Blue claimed the program’s fourth consecutive Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Championship and berth to the NCAA Championship.
A 2017 Honorable Mention and 2018 Third Team Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America selection, she garnered All-Conference and All-CWPA Championship First Team honors in 2017, 2018 and 2019 on the way to recording 180 goals, 125 assists, 305 points, 93 drawn exclusions, 117 steals and 38 field blocks in 110 career games.
One of eight players in program history with 300 points and the second fastest to achieve the mark (110 games), Steere was named the 2019 CWPA Most Valuable Player based on a vote of the league’s seven Division I head coaches.
The Player of the Week nod marks the sixth weekly honor of Steere’s intercollegiate career as she previously garnered the January 21 and March 18 Player of the Week awards earlier this season following a pair of Player of the Week nods in 2018 (January 21, May 14) and a Rookie of the Week laurel (March 20) in 2017.