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Caysi Thorne

U8/U10 Assistant Coach

Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB

Player Position: Attacker

Canadian Club Team Affiliation:

  • Edmonton Tsunami 2016 - 2021
  • Edmonton Riptides 2021 - Present

Player/Coach Career:

  • Defensive Player of the Year U14 Girls (2020 - EWPC)
  • Defensive Player of the Year U14 Girls (2019 - EWPC)
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FUN FACTS

What is your favourite sports movie?

Coach Carter

What is your dream vacation?

Fiji

What ice cream flavour best describes your personality?

Neapolitan

How do you like to spend your free time?

Going out with friends and I love to write!

Describe yourself in three words:

Stubborn, energetic and innovative.

What is your favourite food?

Chicken Caesar Salad & Mac n Cheese

Q & A with Coach Caysi

Q: How did you first start playing water polo?

A: As long as I can remember I watched my sister playing and as the younger sibling wanting to be like my sister. She was a role model for me as I grew up and I wanted to do exactly what she did so I joined and fell in love with the sport.

Q: What is it about water polo that made you fall in love with the sport?

A: I love how unique the sport is and being able to share a new hobby at my school or to my friends that no one else did was pretty cool. I also love the contact aspect as well and the experiences you get with travelling and building a second family!

Q: What is your favourite water polo memory?

A: I have many memories that I cherish while playing the sport but one of my favourites was taking the California trip with all the age groups. Being able to bond and become closer as a team was a good memory and I would love to re-live it!

Q: What made you want to be a coach?

A: What made me interested in becoming a coach is probably the fact that I was able to share what I love and help kids at a young age be able to fall in love with the sport as well.

Q: Who was your most influential coach?

A: Marina Radu has been one of the people I look up to for the way she taught us and made us work so hard. She showed us what you can achieve if you work for it. She was a very amazing coach and I am lucky to say I was able to be coached by her.

Q: Who is an athlete you admire?

A: Abby Wambach is an athlete I admired because of her independency, how hard she worked and because she doesn’t give up. We read her book Wolfpack last year and that really gave me motivation and I was very intrigued by her story!

Q: What is your favourite quote?

A: "You cannot control how others perceive you or what people do. You can only control yourself.”