Jump Back A Decade With Us As We Highlight The Dominance And Rise Of U.S. Soccer’s Abby Dahlkemper And U.S. Water Polo’s Maggie Steffens •
TOP PHOTO: Maggie Steffens Competes For Monte Vista-Danville In 2010. (Bob Larson photo)
Abby Dahlkemper and Maggie Steffens both graduated high school in the same year, as part of the Class of 2011. And for the past decade, they’ve been among the very best players in their sport. Both are competing in the Tokyo Olympics this summer. One has gone with a focus on stopping goals, while the other will be trying to score as many as possible.
Dahlkemper is a starting defender on the US Women’s National Soccer Team. And while she’s already a World Cup champion, this is Dahlkemper’s first Olympics. Steffens — who graduated from Monte Vista High in Danville the same year Dahlkemper graduated from Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton — is now at her third Summer Games as a member of the U.S. Women’s Water Polo Team.
In the second of our two Olympian-themed episode, we revisited the rise of the two 2011 graduates through memories and tales of high school coaches who still remain in contact with their former players to this day.
Join us as we highlight two of the Bay Area’s most successful female athletes of the past decade. This is SportStories.
Jake Moffat — Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton Girls Soccer Coach (2005-2011)
Scott Getty — Monte Vista-Danville Girls Water Polo Coach (2007-2010)
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