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Water polo


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 June 1993
175 cm
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Higher education
Engineering, Science - Stanford University: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo at an early age.
Why this sport?
She comes from a family of water polo players.
Club / Team
New York Athletic Club: United States
Name of coach
Adam Krikorian [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

General Interest

Maggie (Facebook profile, 25 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Serbian water polo player Filip Filipovic, her siblings Teresa, Charlie, and Jessica. (, 02 Dec 2014;, 01 Aug 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She likes to dance before a match. (, 01 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you stumble, make it part of the dance." (, 01 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the 2018 Women's Water Polo World Cup in Surgut, Russian Federation. (, 09 Sep 2018)

She was named MVP by the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] in 2017. (, 2017)

She was named MVP at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 2017;, 19 Aug 2016)

In 2012 and 2014 she was named Female Water Polo Athlete of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (, 01 Dec 2014)

She was named MVP of the 2014 World League Super Final. (, 01 Dec 2014)

In 2014 she was named in the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches [ACWPC] All-American first team, the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation [MPSF] first team, the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Championships All-Tournament team and the MPSF Championships All-Tournament team. (, 2014)

In 2013 she was named in the ACWPC All-American first team and the All-MPSF first team. (, 2014)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Jessica won medals in water polo at the Olympic Games in 2008 [silver] and 2012 [gold]. Her uncle Peter Schnugg was selected in the US squad for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow but did not compete as the United States of America boycotted the event. Her father Carlos competed in water polo for Puerto Rico at the Pan American Games. (, 2014;, 28 Feb 2012;, 2012)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 14 May 2017)
Other information
She captained the US national team to victory at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. She also served as captain of the team at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (, 31 Aug 2019)

In the 2018/19 season she played in Spain for club CN Sabadell, winning European and Spanish national league titles. During the 2017/18 season she played in Hungary and helped club UVSE win the OB 1 title. (, 31 Aug 2019)

Alongside US water polo player Tony Azevedo she is the co-founder of 6-8 Sports, a water polo app to support water polo players and their training programmes. (Instagram profile, 19 Jan 2020; 6-8Sports Instagram profile, 17 Jan 2020)