Send Tsunami To Nationals
The Edmonton Tsunami U19 Women’s Team has made history by becoming the first Edmonton team to ever qualify for the National Championships! As the team with the youngest average age of any Western Canadian team, these girls never gave up and snagged a Nationals bid after finishing second at the 2018 Western Championships.
This dedicated, resilient, and hard-working group of young women are excited to make their Nationals debut this May in Montreal. Join us as we support Edmonton Tsunami's journey to Nationals!
We are so excited to qualify for Nationals! This has been our team's goal since September, but as athletes we have been working towards this for years. Many of us have been teammates for seven years and throughout that time have faced lots of hardships not only as a team, but as athletes. Injuries, tough losses, and disappointments have strengthened us and lead us to this opportunity.
For us, Nationals is a reward for all the ripped suits, long swim sets, bad cap tans, bruises, scratches, and of course, the occasional black eye! This not only means a lot to our team, but is a huge accomplishment for our club. We are carving the way for future Edmonton generations the same way our role models did for us.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us get here. Thank you to our parents for the countless hours of driving while “enjoying” our fantastic carpool karaoke. Thanks to our teammates and families for their endless support and outstanding cheering section. And thank you to our coaches, we wouldn’t be where we are today without all of you who have dedicated your time to make us the people we are today. Tim, Fred, Jordie, Darko, Reza, Ashleigh, Ferenc, Denton, and our team Alberta coaches, you played huge roles in our development. Finally, shout out to our current Tsunami coaches for your countless hours this season. To our positional coaches, Alex, Vuki, Jovi, Milan, Lauryn, Aco, and Dylan, we appreciate all the one on one sessions this year. Alex (aka Fruit Bat), thanks for making us the best gladiators out there! Chris, thanks for killing us in werewolf and being the best "tactical assaultant" ever! Kelly, your positive attitude and motivation never lets us forget the importance of team and keep us grounded in our genuine love for the sport. Terry, your energy and passion for the game inspire us day in and day out to never give up and how to pick up lifeguards! Rainer, you are more than just our coach, you are our biggest role model. You are someone we can trust, someone we can always count on, and you see past our flaws to what we are capable of, even when we haven’t realized it yet. Thanks for teaching us how to play werewolf and for showing us what #relationshipgoals really are.
Nationals has been our dream for years and we appreciate everyone’s support. We are so proud of how far our team has come this season and know that the bond we share as a team is more than just that, we are a family.
Nationals here we come! Go Tsunami Go!
-Julia, Veronica, Taylor, Robyn, Agustina, Cassidy, Gabby, Lexi, Natalie, Alia, and Abby”