The Edmonton Tsunami Water Polo Club is thrilled to congratulate Lexi Marissink who recently signed an NCAA Division 1 scholarship to Indiana University! Lexi will be joining the IU Hoosiers in the fall of 2020 where she plans to study Biology.
During her career in Edmonton, Lexi has distinguished herself as an elite athlete with an unrelenting work ethic. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, Lexi is a leader at Tsunami. Her competitive edge, versatility, charismatic leadership, and ability to step up when the stakes are high will allow Lexi to transition into the NCAA seamlessly and continue to be a difference maker for her team.
“Lexi proved to me over and over her commitment to being a successful student-athlete. Watching her play for her home club team, a club in California, as well as her national team proved her versatility as a player and ability to fit any role the team needs. Lexi has a true passion for our sport and her excited, yet driven, personality will lead to her success at IU.”
– Taylor Dodson, Indiana University Women’s Water Polo Head Coach
Lexi has been a key piece of the Tsunami NCL program for the past two seasons; medaling at every Western and National Championships event she has competed at. Her teammates and coaches look to her at crunch time as Lexi thrives under pressure. Perhaps her greatest trait is Lexi never waivers in her ability to be a good teammate. Lexi is a culture player who enhances the dynamic of any team environment. Whether this be through quiet leadership, bringing humour to difficult situations, offering encouragement when needed, or her determination to never give up, Lexi’s contributions at Tsunami will continue after she leaves.
Beyond her accomplishments at Tsunami, Lexi has an impressive international water polo resume. As a three-time identified athlete on Team Canada lists, Lexi most recently represented her country in Trinidad this past August where her team finished second at the Youth Pan American Games. Lexi is a three-time member of the Team Alberta provincial program and gives back to the Alberta community through her role as a provincial level referee.
“I have been fortunate enough to coach Lexi at the club, provincial, and national level. I can say with confidence that Lexi strengthens any team she plays for. She is a dynamic player at both ends of the pool and I have always been blown away by the energy and passion Lexi exudes. Indiana has gained an outstanding individual in Lexi and I can’t wait to watch her play next season.”
– Raine Paul, Tsunami Head Coach
Tsunami athletes may recognize Lexi from around the pool where she acts as an assistant coach for our U14, U12, U10 and U8 teams. Lexi strengthens the Tsunami coaching team through her passionate and energetic approach to mentorship.
“Lexi is a dynamic player and leader with the potential to be a stand-out at the NCAA level. Her presence on the pool deck will be greatly missed at Tsunami, but we are all excited to follow her next chapter as a Hoosier!”
– Emily Riddle, Tsunami Assistant NCL Girls Coach
“Lexi is a very exciting player to watch. She is a two-way player who attacks hard on offence and brings control on defence. Lexi scores big goals under pressure, plays shut-down defence when needed, and brings the best out of her teammates. I am excited to see Lexi succeed at Indiana.”
– Christopher Toy, Tsunami Assistant NCL Girls Coach
Congratulations Lexi and best of luck in this next chapter. Let’s go Hoosiers!
Lexi Marissink Awards and Recognitions:
- Team Canada Youth Pan American Games Silver Medalist (2019)
- U19 NCL National Championships Silver Medalist (2019)
- U19 NCL Western Championships Silver Medalist (2019)
- Edmonton Tsunami U19 Girls Offensive Player of the Year (2019)
- Archbishop Jordan High School Top Female Swimmer (2019)
- Team Canada Youth World Championships – Alternate (2018)
- U19 NCL National Championships Bronze Medalist (2018)
- U19 NCL Western Championships Silver Medalist (2018)
- U16 NCL Western Championships Bronze Medalist (2018)
- U16 NCL Western All-Star Team Selection (2018)
- Edmonton Tsunami Outstanding Leadership Award (2018)
- Edmonton Tsunami U16 Most Valuable Player (2018)
- Metro Athletics Edmonton Swimming Championships Gold and Silver Medalist (2017-2018)
- Team Canada Youth Pan American Team Long-List (2017)
- U16 NCL Western All-Star Team Selection (2017)
- U14 NCL Western Championships Silver Medalist (2016)
- U14 NCL Western Championships Gold Medalist (2015)
- Team Alberta (2015-2017)
- Derrick Swim Club Female Swimmer of the Year (2015-2017)
- Alberta Summer Swim Association All-Star Record Holder