All-MPSF Women's Water Polo Selections

Two-Time MPSF Player of the Year Maggie Steffens, Stanford
May 2, 2017

2017 MPSF Women's Water Polo Selections

2017 MPSF Player of the Year


Stanford senior Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA /Monte Vista HS) has led the Cardinal to their 17th-straight NCAA Tournament after a second-place finish in the MPSF. Her five goals in the conference tournament gives her 55 on the year, ranking in the top-three. She was named MPSF Player of the Week on March 14, her fifth career weekly award, after a hat trick to open the conference schedule at Arizona State. That weekend, Steffens became one of 42 players in the 22-year history of MPSF Women’s Water Polo to reach 200 career goals. A three-time first-team All-American and two-time Olympic MVP for the United States Gold Medalists, Steffens also earns a fourth first-team All-MPSF honor. With her 2015 player of the year honor, she becomes the first player in a decade and fifth all-time to earn the award a second time. This is the sixth MPSF Player of the Year award for Stanford (Steffens-2015, Annika Dries-2011, Brenda Villa-2003, ’01, Ellen Estes-1998).

2017 MPSF Newcomer of the Year


UCLA freshman Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/Corona Del Mar HS) earned an all-time MPSF record seven newcomer of the week awards this year, and following her five-goal effort in the regular season finale win over USC, became the first-ever in the conference to be named both player and newcomer of the week simultaneously. Musselman helped the Bruins capture their all-time high 11th MPSF title with a four-goal weekend, and enters the NCAA Tournament with a total of 59 goals (2.57 GPG), second-most in the MPSF. She is the only freshman to earn first-team All-MPSF honors this year, and the first freshman field player to do so in three years. Musselman is the second MPSF Newcomer of the Year from UCLA, joining Rachel Fattal from 2013.

2017 MPSF Coach of the Year


UCLA head coach Brandon Brooks guided the Bruins to an unbeaten MPSF regular season this year, followed by the program’s all-time high 11th conference championship. Brooks picked up his 200th career victory in the MPSF title game (.833), and won his fourth conference championship in his first eight seasons. The Bruins, who placed six players on the all-conference teams, enter the NCAA Tournament allowing just 4.35 goals per game. They gave up just three goals and posted a second-half shutout in the MPSF title win over Stanford. UCLA has seven of the top-25 scorers in the conference (three of the top-10). This is Brooks’ second career MPSF Coach of the Year honor (2015).