Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Holidays!!

The women's team would like to wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to 2012, and all the good things to come next year!!

Thank you for all your love and support in 2011!!

December athlete of the month: Monika Eggens

Monika Eggens

Birth date: December 25th 1990
Position: Utility 
Height: 6’2 Handedness: Right
Hometown: Pitt Meadows B.C. 
Education: University of Hawaii, 2nd year
Years on the National Team: 2

Check her out on YouTube

Monika started with competitive swimming and then made the switch to Water polo after her mom introduced both her sister and her to it. That was at age six and she has been playing ever since.
Monika represented Canada for the first time at the 2007 Junior World Championships and made her senior debut alongside her sister at the 2009 World League Super Final. Also in the summer of 2009, Monika competed at the FISU Games, a first for women's water polo.
Monika has just completed her second year of NCAA Water Polo playing for the Universtiy of Hawaii.  She dreams to one day play for Canada at the Olympics.
Her hobbies include all sports as she enjoys being active. For her education she has completed her second year at the University of Hawaii, and is hoping to graduate with a degree in Kinesiology and or Education.

Career Highlights:
2004 – Cadet National Championship – 1st
2005 – Cadet National Championship – 1st
2007 – Youth National Championship – 1st
2008 – Youth National Championship – 1st
Youth National team 2006/2007
Junior Worlds 2007 – 10th
Senior development team 2008
FINA World League Super Final 2009 – 2nd
FISU Games 2009
World Championships 2011 - 8th
Pan-American Games 2011 - 2nd

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Athlete of the Month: Rosanna Tomiuk

Rosanna Tomiuk

Birth date: October 1st, 1984 
Position: Driver 
Height: 5’9” 
Handedness: Right
Canadian Club: Dollard Water Polo Club
Hometown: Beaconsfield, QC
Education: Undergraduate Degree from Loyola Marymount University
Years on the National Team: 5

Check out her video on YouTube

Rosanna started playing water polo over 10 years ago. She began just for fun at Windermere Pool in the summer and started playing at the club level in Dollard, Quebec at age 13. She made the Quebec team at age 15 and made the Junior National Team at 17. Rosanna eventually became a part of the Senior National team at age 20.
Rosanna started her international water polo career on the right foot with a gold medal at the 2003 Junior World Championships in Calgary, Alberta. As one of the five players selected for the shoot out in the gold medal game versus the USA, Rosanna has showed her ability to perform under pressure. That goal is definitely one of the highlights of her career.
There have been many highlights since then, but the one in most recent memory is the silver medal at the World Championships in Rome in 2009.
When she isn't training, Rosanna enjoys singing, playing her guitar, reading, writing, watching good movies, going on adventures with great friends, and thinking of ways that she can change the world.
Rosanna obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Music at Loyola Marymount University, and has started a Master of Liberal Studies at the University of Southern California.

Several National Championship titles as a member of the Dollard Water Polo Club.
2001 Junior National Championships – 1st
2002 Youth National Championships – 1st
2002 Junior National Championships – 1st
2004 Senior National Championship – 1st
2007 Senior National Championship – 1st
2nd Junior Pan Ams - 2002
1st Junior World Championships - 2003
1st at Commonwealth Games in 2006
2nd at Pan American Games in 2007
4th at Olympic Qualifications in 2008
4th at World League in 2008
2nd World League Super Final in 2009
2nd FINA World Aquatic Championships in 2009

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September Athlete of the Month: Whitney Genoway

Whitney Genoway

Birth date: 13/03/1986
Position: Driver
Height: 5’7’’
Handedness: Right
Canadian Club: Regina
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
Current Residence: Montreal, Quebec
Current Club: CAMO
Education: Current student in Materials Engineering at McGill University.
Years on the National Team: 5

Check her out on YouTube

Whitney started playing water polo at 11 years old, after speed swimming for 6 years. Her older sister Leslie played at the same pool as she swam. She became more and more curious about how much fun it would be to be swimming with a ball instead of just in between two lane ropes.
Coming up through the Regina Club system, Whitney played for Canada at the 2005 Junior World Championships and debuted with the senior team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Most recently, Whitney helped her team to a silver medal at the 2009 FINA World Aquatic Championships.
Her future goals include playing in the 2012 Olympics in London, and graduating from McGill in Materials Engineering

Career Highlights:

Silver Medal in 2007 Sr National Championships
Gold Medal in 2006 Sr National Championships
Silver Medal in 2006 Jr National Championships
Gold Medal in 2005 Jr National Championships

Alternate for the 2003 Jr National Championship Gold Medalists.
2004 Junior Pan Am Championships – 2nd
2005 Junior World Championships – 6th
2005 World League Super Final – 6th
2006 Commonwealth Games – 2nd
2009 World League Super Finals – 2nd
2009 FINA World Aquatic Championships – 2nd

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CTV Photo/Video Shoot

We did a really fun photo/video shoot for CTV yesterday, shooting stock footage for the London Olympic coverage. Thanks CTV!

We're back!

Hey everyone. We took a little break after World Championships to regroup and refocus. But now we're back! And we're training hard and kicking butt! Thank you all for your support over the summer - the best is yet to come!

Friday, July 1, 2011

June athlete of the month: Emily Csikos

Emily Csikos

Birth date: July 29,1988
Position: Utility, Driver
Height: 5’9”
Handedness: Right
Canadian Club: Calgary Renegades
Hometown: Calgary AB
Current Residence: Berkeley California
Current Club: Calgary Renegades, UC Berkeley University
Education: Attending University Years on the National Team: 3

Check out her video on YouTube!

Emily got her start with the Calgary Renegades and didn't waste much time making her first Youth National Team. Since then she was part of the Youth National Team for three years,
the Junior National Team for one year, and the Senior National Team for three years. During the summer of 2009, Emily helped Canada win silver at the FINA World Aquatic Championships. She now spends winters as a standout player for UC Berkley in the NCAA.  Emily’s main strength is her shot and is a threat from almost anywhere in the pool. She is also known for her vision and ability to set up her team mates.  She aspires to first qualify then win a medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  When not in the pool, Emily enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, reading, and cooking. She is currently enrolled at UC Berkeley University and will be choosing a major within the social sciences.
Career Highlights
Silver medal cadet nationals - 2004
Bronze medal youth nationals
Selected to National Championship all-star team 2002 to 2006
2007 – FINA World Championship – 6th
2007 - Pan American Games – 2nd
2007 – Junior World Championships – 10th
2008 - Olympic Qualification Tournament – 5th
2008 – World League Super Final - 2nd
2009 – World League Super Final
2009 – FINA World Aquatic Championships - 2nd