Camilo Cortes Commits to the University of Toronto

Tsunami is excited to announce that Camilo Cortes has committed to play at the University of Toronto next season! Camilo has been a key member of Tsunami’s NCL program for the past three seasons and will be a strong addition to the Varsity Blues roster. Please join Tsunami as we congratulate Camilo, our fifth athlete this season to commit to a university water polo program.

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Throughout his career at Tsunami Camilo has distinguished himself by his tenacious work ethic, rapid improvement, and with his incredible passion for the sport. Camilo frequently sends water polo highlights, articles, links and international results in his team group chat. This enthusiasm for the sport makes Camilo a true student of the game who soaks up as much information as he can and encourages his teammates to do the same. Every day Camilo comes to practice eager to work hard, ready to grow and excited to be there. Camilo’s ambition rubs off on his coaches and teammates who are inspired by his intensity. 

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Over the past three seasons Tsunami has watched Camilo grow from an eager young athlete to a highly talented NCL standout. As our 2020 U16 Boys MVP, Camilo is a terrific asset to his team on both ends of the pool. Camilo has an incredible talent to anticipate the play which allows him to make steals, communicate with his team and prevent scoring opportunities in the defensive end. In addition to his defensive strengths, Camilo attacks the play at all times on offense and is always a handful to guard. His confidence as a shooter and talent as a playmaker make him a key member of any team he joins.

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Camilo has represented Tsunami at the provincial team level and at the Edmonton RDC where he continues to pursue his goals as a high performance athlete. Always looking for more opportunities to grow, Camilo is currently preparing for the USAWP Junior Olympics in Southern California with the Patriots Water Polo Club. Camilo is a leader at our club both in the pool and in the classroom as he is equally committed to both his academics and athletics. As the 2021 Male Athlete of the Year, 2021 Student-Athlete of the Year, and 2020 Most Dedicated Athlete, Camilo has raised the bar at Tsunami through the legacy he will leave behind.

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Congratulations, Camilo! Tsunami is excited to watch you take on your next adventure at the University of Toronto. Let’s go Varsity Blues! 

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“Camilo has elevated the training environment at Tsunami since the first day he stepped on the pool deck. I have always admired his enthusiasm and enjoyed watching him develop over the past few seasons. Toronto is just the next chapter in what is sure to be a long and exciting water polo career.”

– Raine Paul, Tsunami Head Coach

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Camilo Cortes has incredible work ethic and a no quit attitude. He has grown tremendously over the years into a skilled, smart and quick player. What sets Camilo apart from other players is his ability to take in what a coach is saying and implement it into his game. He is a student of the game who soaks up knowledge from all sources. I am excited to see this new chapter for Camilo at the University of Toronto.

– Chris Toy, Tsunami NCL Coach

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“Camilo, congratulations on joining the Toronto roster, you have earned it. Over the past couple seasons I have been blessed to work closely with you to see your progression and maturity in and out of the water. I’m so proud of you Camilo, you’re a coach’s dream and the Varsity Blues are lucky to have you.”

– Vuki Radosavljevic, Tsunami NCL Coach

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“Camilo’s dedication and passion for water polo is truly special. He brings a unique charisma to the pool deck that leaves a positive impression on everyone he interacts with. I have no doubt that Camilo’s next chapter will be filled with great accolades both in the pool and the classroom. Tsunami will always be cheering you on!”

Emily Riddle, Tsunami NCL Coach

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“Camilo, you deserve this opportunity very much! The dedication to water polo you have displayed throughout the years has relayed in all aspects of what it takes to get to the next level. Tsunami is excited to follow your journey!”

– Milan Laban, Tsunami NCL Coach

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“Camilos’ intensity, talent and eagerness to improve is unmatched. The University of Toronto is lucky to have the best from the West. Congratulations!”

– Marina Radu, Tsunami NCL Coach

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