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Maggie Steffens

The youngest member of the United States' water polo squad at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Maggie Steffens went on to captain the team in Rio four years later - winning gold on both occasions.

She has impeccable pedigree in the sport - her father Carlos represented Puerto Rico in major tournaments in the 1980s, and her sister Jessica won silver with the United States team at Beijing 2008, when Maggie was 15.

Steffens had skipped her high school graduation to play at the 2011 World Championships - her team threw her a mock ceremony to make up for it, giving her a fake diploma and graduation cap. Both she and her older sister played on the USA team at London 2012, where Maggie turned in remarkable performances.

She scored 21 goals - including seven in the opening match (tying an Olympic Games record) and five in the gold medal match against Spain - to be named not only top scorer but also the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Prior to Rio 2016, Team USA were the sport's world champions, World League champions, and World Cup champions - a feat never accomplished simultaneously before. Steffens, a key part of those teams, was the first woman to be named FINA's Water Polo Player of the Year twice, in 2012 and 2014.

And she was again the leading scorer at Rio 2016, with 17, as the United States claimed gold after victory over Italy.

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