Michigan Signs Maddy Steere

Jan. 6, 2016

Maddy Steere
Maddy Steere

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan water polo head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi announced the signing of Maddy Steere to a tender of financial aid.

Steere was selected to the Aussie Stingers Tokyo 2020 Development team in Australia that will compete at the 2017 FINA World Championships. The team spent a week in Japan in late November helping the Japan squad prepare for Olympic qualification for Rio.

This came after Steere helped lead the Australian junior national team to a gold medal at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea. Steere scored five goals for the team.

Here is more information on Maddy Steere:

• Plans to enroll in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
• Won a gold medal at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea with the Australian junior national team
• Competed at the World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece, in 2015
• Australian water polo Junior Athlete of the Year in 2014
• Earned a gold medal at the Intercontinental Cup in 2014
• Competed at the World Youth Championships in Madrid, Spain, in 2014
• Captain of the Australia Youth Women's World Championship team in 2013
• Silver medal at the Canada Cup in 2013 and captain of the U-18 national team
• Captain of the U-16 national team and silver medalist at the Pan Pacific Games in 2012
• Competed for the Essendon Water Polo Club (2003-present) and Victorian Seals National League Club (2013-present)

Leonardi on Steere
"Maddy is among the top 20 players in Australia. She is the ultimate utility player. Maddy can play every single position in the field of play. She is strong, athletic, physical, has great leg strength and very polished ball-handling skills. She also has a great feel for the game. She is very intelligent and has the passion and desire to be the best. She brings with her a wealth of international experience and the drive to be an Olympian. She will make an immediate impact in our program as a student athlete.

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