Friday, December 24, 2010

Canada Cup Extras

Check out wonderful interviews from players and coaches from all 4 teams that attended the Canada Cup on the Water Polo Canada YouTube Channel:

To see a report put together by Radio-Canada see here:

Thanks to everyone for putting together all these interviews and videos!


Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Canadian Women's Water Polo Team!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Canada wins the Bronze at Canada Cup

Canada wins the Bronze medal at the 2010 Canada Cup, beating Italy 16-9. Christine Robinson is named tournament "Most Valuable Defender". Great job ladies! 

Stay tuned for pictures...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Canada loses the Semi-Final Game

Canada loses to China 10-9 in the last seconds of overtime. Canada will play Italy tomorrow in the Bronze medal game at 11am.

Rematch vs China

Canada has a re-match against China in the Semi-Final game this afternoon at 4:30pm. Let's go ladies!
Winner of this game will play in the Finals tomorrow at 12:30pm.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Canada loses to China

Canada loses to China 10-9. Krystina Alogbo was Canada's only star for the game. Canada plays Australia tomorrow night at 730pm.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Canada vs Italy

The Canadian Women come out on top in their first game against Italy. The score was 13-11. Dominique Perreault and Christine Robinson were names Stars of the game. Great first game ladies!

Canada vs. China tomorrow at 7:30pm.

Monday, December 13, 2010

London 2012 T-Shirts!

Looking for a way that YOU can help support your Women's National Water Polo Team? Buy a London 2012 T-Shirt! They are cool, comfortable, and the proceeds go directly to your women's team! They will be available for 20$ at the Canada Cup this week and will soon be available online! Thank you for your support!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Official Game #2

Canada beats Australia for a second time with a score of 10-8 in their second official game of the pre-Canada Cup training camp. Keep it up ladies!

The Canada Cup starts on Wednesday December 15th. Canada opens up against China at 7:30pm at the Olympic Pool in Montreal.

Come show your support!

Friday, December 10, 2010

First Official Game vs Australia

Australia is in town for a training camp before the Canada Cup. We just played an official game and won 11-7! It's a sign of good things to come next week! Great job ladies!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Clip on RDS

Hey everyone,

We were recently featured on RDS in a show called "Sport au Quebec". You can check out the clip here:

Scroll down and see the most recent episodes and you should find one with Women's Water Polo.
The clip has snippets of CSL play, and interviews with Captain Krystina Alogbo, and Christine Robinson.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Athlete of the Month: Marina Radu

Meet the December Athlete of the Month:

Marina Radu

Birth date: September 5, 1984
Height: 5’11
Hometown: Pointe-Claire
Current Residence: Montreal
Current Club: Dollard Water Polo Club
Education: Concordia University studying Human Relations.
Years on the National Team: 7

Marina got her start playing water polo at Cedar Park Pool in Pointe-Claire.  After joining the Dollard Water Polo Club, she quickly made her way up the chain to the Quebec Team and the Junior National Team.  After this natural progression, Marina has now been on the National Team for 7 years. Marina’s introduction to international water polo came in the form of a gold medal at the 2003 World Junior Championships held in Calgary, Alberta. Her contributions to that championship were quite impressive, finishing the tournament with 12 goals. Marina made her debut with the senior national team at the 2004 Olympic Qualification tournament where she helped Canada earn a spot at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.  Marina is currently a student at Concordia University in Human Relations.  She hopes to one day have a career in broadcast journalism. But her first dream is to represent Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games and bring home a medal.

Career Highlights:

2001 Youth National Championships – 1st
2001 Junior National Championships – 1st
Marina's Video2002 Youth National Championships – 1st
2002 Junior National Championships – 1st
2004 Senior National Championship – 1st
2007 Senior National Championship – 1st

2003: Junior World Aquatic Championships (Calgary, Alberta) - 1st
2004: Olympic Games (Athens, Greece) - 7th
2007: World Aquatic Championships (Melbourne, Australia) - 6th
2007: Pan American Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - 2nd
2009: FINA World League Super Finals (Kirishi, Russia) - 2nd
2009: World Aquatic Championships (Rome, Italy) - 2nd

                                                                                                                       Check out her video on YouTube!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Canada Cup

Come cheer on your Canadian Women's National Team at the Canada Cup! Watch them battle it out with China, Australia, and Italy.  

Canada vs. Italy : Wednesday, December 15th at 7:30pm

Canada vs. China : Thursday, December 16th at 7:30pm

Canada vs. Australia: Friday, December 17th at 7:30pm  

Semi-Final Game (1st vs 4th): Saturday, December 18th at 3:00pm
Semi-Final Game (2nd vs 3rd): Saturday, December 18th at 4:30pm  

Bronze Medal Game: Sunday, December 19th at 11:00am
Gold Medal Game: Sunday, December 19th at 12:30pm 

Admission is FREE!! And Women's Water Polo Canada Fundraising T-Shirts will be available for sale! 

Search for the facebook event "Canada Cup".
See for more details!

Monday, November 15, 2010

CSL Championships

The West Coast Wildcats win the 2010 edition of the Canadian Select League! This is their 3rd title win in only 4 years. They fought a hard battle with the East Coast Sharks in the final game, but managed to come out on top 7-2. The Prairie Dogs finished in 3rd place, the Central Senators came 4th, and the Northern Lights finished 5th.
Congratulations to the Wild Cats, and everyone who played.  Also, a big thank you to all those who put in so much work to keep this league alive.

These prizes were awarded to the outstanding players of this year:

Most Valuable Player:  Steph Valin (Wild Cats)
Most Valuable Goalie:  Rachel Riddell (Wild Cats)
Top Point Scorer:  Monika Eggens (Senators) 
Top Goal Scorer:  Monika Eggens (Senators)
Best Defensive Player: Christine Robinson (Wild Cats)
Rookie of the Year: Julia Paterson (Sharks) & Emma Wright (Senators)
Best Offensive 18U:  Rebekka Steenkamer (Senators)
Best Defensive 18U:  Shae Fournier (Senators) 

CSL Video
Check out some clips of the action! Until next season....



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CSL Championships

Canadian Select League
Come check out the Championship Playoffs of the 2010 Canadian Select League. The East Coast Sharks currently hold 1st place - will they come out on top? Games start tonight at 6:30pm at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complexe (1000 avenue Emile-Journault). The final game will be played at 2:30pm on Saturday November 13th. Come cheer on your favourite team!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Equipe Quebec Forum

Our Quebec Athletes participated in the Equipe Quebec Forum this past weekend in Montreal. We were amongst many amazing athletes, administration, and coaches. We learned about sleeping better, dealing with the media, social responsibility, promoting ourselves, and planning for after our athletic careers. Not only are we taking away a lot of great information, we also made some great new relationships. We look forward to all the exciting things Quebec has planned for its athletes. Thank you Equipe Quebec for this years forum, and for all your support! We greatly appreciate it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November's Athlete: Rachel Riddell

Meet Rachel Riddell! November's athlete of the month!
Check out her slideshow on YouTube!
Rachel's Video
Birth date: September 5, 1984
Position: Goalie
Height: 5’10”
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Current Residence: Montreal, QC
Current Club: Pacific Storm
Education: Degree in Sociology from Concordia University ‘09
Years on the National Team: 8


Rachel started her aquatic sports career as a competitive swimmer when she was 9.  She made the switch to water polo following in her older sisters’ footsteps. The rest is history.  She has been representing Pacific Storm on the domestic scene since she was a cadet. She then played on the Junior National Team for two cycles from 1999 to 2003.  She helped her team secure the Gold Medal at Junior World Aquatic Championships in Calgary in 2003 when she stopped the last penalty shot in a nail-biting shoot-out.  Her outstanding performance earned her the title of ‘Most Valuable Goalie’ of the tournament.  Rachel has been playing on the senior team since 2003, when she attended the Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, and the World Championships in Barcelona. Since then she has helped her team earn a number of medals, including a bronze at World Championships in 2005, and a silver at World Championships in 2009 (where she again earned the title of ‘Most Valuable Goalie’).  She is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Rachel is currently working on her Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at John Molson School of Business. And when she is not training, or studying, she enjoys Bikram and Moksha Yoga.   

Some of her career highlights include: 

2003: FINA World Junior Aquatic Championships (Calgary, Alberta) - 1st
2003: Pan-American Games (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) – 2nd
2003: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Barcelona, Spain) – 4th
2004: Olympic Games (Athens, Greece) – 7th
2005: FINA World Senior Championships (Montreal, Quebec) - 3rd
2007: Pan-American Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – 2nd
2007: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Melbourne, Australia) – 6th
2009: FINA World League Super Final (Kirishi, Russia) - 2nd
2009: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Rome, Italy) - 2nd
2009: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Rome, Italy) - MVG

Sunday, October 24, 2010

CSL Round #2

Round 2 of the Canadian Select League went off without a hitch this past weekend at the Olympic Pool in Montreal.  The East Coast Sharks remain in the lead.  The final championship weekend is coming up on November 10-14th. See the YouTube link below for highlights of the weekend, and the CSL link for the statistics and results of the first 2 tournaments.  Congratulations and great work to everyone who participated!

YouTube - Highlights

CSL Site

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Second Round of The Canadian Select League Begins!!

Hey everyone!

The second round of our Annual Canadian Select League starts tonight! The East Coast Sharks are currently in the lead. For the official schedule, statistics and results please see the official CSL page.

Official CSL Page

Best of luck to all the teams!

Stay tuned for pictures and video of the action!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Meet Dominique Perreault! The first of our monthly athlete profiles...

Dominique Perreault                 

Nickname: Dom, Dobi
Birth date: October 26, 1984
Position: driver/lefty
Height: 5’10”
Hometown: Montréal
Current Club: CAMO
Years on the National Team: 5

Dominique started playing water polo at the age of 9, at her local club in Montreal (CAEM).  She eventually made the switch to her current club team, CAMO.  She made the Junior National Team at the age of 17.  In 2003, in Calgary, Alberta, she helped her team secure the Gold Medal at the Junior World Aquatic Championships. She made her Senior National Team debut in front of her home crowd in Montreal, at the 2005 FINA World Aquatic  Championships, where her team earned a bronze medal.  She has been an integral part of the team ever since. 
Dom is currently a part-time student at UQAM, studying kinesiology. When she isn’t training, or at school, she likes to hang out with friends, go to movies and shows, listen to music, and participate in outdoor sports (ex: snowboarding, longboarding, rock climbing, and volleyball).

Her career highlights include:
All star team at the following nationals and CSL tournaments:
April 2006: Canadian Senior National Championships
June 2005: Canadian Senior National Championships
June 2002: Canadian Junior National Championships
2009, CSL (Canadien Select League)

2008-2009: CSL, -1st
2007-2008: CSL - 1st
2007: Canadian Championships - 2nd
2006: Canadian Senior National Championships - 1st
2005: Canadian Senior National Championships - 1st
2004: Canadian Junior National Championships - 1st
2004: Canadian Senior National Championships - 3rd


2003: World Junior Championships -1st
2005: World Senior Championships - 3rd
2009: FINA World League Super Final - 2nd
2009: FINA World Aquatic Championships - 2nd 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thank you CANFund!!

The Canadian Athletes Now Fund is a non-profit organization that provides much needed funding to athletes across Canada.  They recently donated over $1 million to athletes across Canada. Among these recipients were 7 of our very own National Team athletes.  This money will help them on their journey to the Olympic Games in 2012. See the video below that they put together to show their appreciation. 
Join the movement - support your Canadian athletes! To learn more about the fund, and see how you can help, go to 
Thank you to all those who donate to the CANFund, and support Canadian athletes!
Thank you CANFund! 

Click Here to See the Video

Monday, October 11, 2010

Polio Quebec - 25 years

Last night some of us were lucky enough to be invited to attend the 25th Anniversary celebration of Polio Quebec.  They were kind enough to honour us with a plaque for some of the volunteer work we contributed to the organization. We met so many wonderful and inspirational people - including Ramesh Ferris. Check out his incredible story of survival and his voyage across Canada promoting polio awareness. Thank you to Polio Quebec for hosting us at this wonderful event, and for all the work you have put into globally eradicating this disease.

Follow us!

Follow us on or journey to qualify for the Olympic Games in London in 2012. Our first shot is at the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico in October 2011.
Stay tuned for updates, team info, results and photos.