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Charlie Steffens
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Charlie Steffens 1261266
Position: Attacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Experience: 3 Letters
As a junior attacker and team captain in 2010 had 15 goals in 26 matches with 33 assists, 28 steals, 11 ejections earned and a team-high 18 field blocks

Was a 2010 ACWPC honorable mention All-American, and is a three-time ACWPC All-Academic and MPSF All-Academic honoree

Had goals against Stanford and UCLA in the 2010 MPSF Tournament and a goal against USC national title match

Had a pair of goals in the Bears' 2010 MPSF victories over USC, Pepperdine and Long Beach State

Has been the team's scholar-athlete of the year in both 2009-10 and 2010-11

As a sophomore in 2009 was second on the team with 44 assists and had 24 goals in 28 matches, including goals versus UC Irvine and Stanford in the 2009 MPSF Tournament

Also had 28 steals, 16 ejections earned and seven field blocks in 2009, scoring a goal against USC in an MPSF match and against Stanford in Cal's victory at the UCI Invitational

As a redshirt freshman in 2008 scored 18 goals in 27 matches with 25 assists, 20 steals, 10 ejections earned and three field blocks

Notched goals against UCLA and Long Beach State during the 2008 MPSF Tournament

Redshirted during the 2007 season

At Monte Vista High School was a three-time High School All-American and four-time All-CIF selection in water polo

Scored a Monte Vista High School-record 156 single-season goals as a senior in 2006

Was a member of the USA Youth National Team from 2003-07 and was the 2007 Junior Olympic MVP

Majoring in ethnic studies

Father, Carlos, was a three-time All-American water polo player at Cal, leading the Bears to the 1977 NCAA title and was the 1979 Pac-10 Player of the Year

Has several other relatives who attend or attended Cal and competed in athletics, including uncle, Peter Schnugg, who was Cal's first water polo NCAA Player of the Year in 1973

Cousin, Bryan Schnugg, is also a senior on the 2011 Cal men's water polo team

parents are Carlos and Peggy Steffens

Born June 21, 1989, in San Francisco, Calif.

2008	18
2009	24
2010	15
Total	57
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