Cassidy Thorne


Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB


Player Position: Goalie & Attacker


Canadian Club Team Affiliation:

  • Edmonton Thunderbirds 2011 - 2014
  • Edmonton Tsunami 2016 - Present

Player/Coach Career:

  • Two-time Alberta Provincial Team Member (2017 & 2018) 
  • U19 Women National Championships Silver (2019) and Bronze (2018) Medalist
  • U19 Girls Most Improved (2019)
  • U16 Girls Most Improved (2017)

Q: How did you first start playing water polo?

A:I started playing because one of my best friends played and I wanted to give it a try!


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

A: I love how different water polo is compared to other sports and the people who play with me.


Q: What is your favourite water polo memory?

A: Being a part of a shootout to win Bronze at Nationals with the U19 girls! This was especially cool for me because we became the first team in Tsunami history to win a National medal.


Q: What made you want to be a coach?

A: I started coaching because I love kids and I love seeing them work hard and improve!


Q: Who was your most influential coach?

A: Raine Paul is the coach who influenced me the most because she believes in me and pushes me. Honestly, Raine has made me the player and the person I am today.


Q: Who is an athlete you admire?

A: I have always admired Michael Jordan because of how hard he worked to achieve his goals. I love reading about how he started and watching who he became.


Q: What is your favourite quote?

A: “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”

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