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Cascade Stensland ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Lakeridge High School
  • Women's Water Polo
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Cascade Stensland's Women's Water Polo Recruiting Profile
Prim. Position:
2M Defender
Sec. Position:
50 Yard Swim Time
100 Free

Personal Statement

Currently, I am training full-time, at the Maggie Steffens/Tony Azevedo 6-8 Elite Water Polo Academy.   It took grit to continue to train for water polo during the pandemic; I swam in the Willamette River, Lake Oswego and backyard pools in Portland, Oregon.  I gained core strength at an outdoor fitness bootcamp (HIIT) and I was fortunate to be able to play in Utah & Texas tournaments with family friend's teams over the winter.  It's been an adventure and I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to train and learn from Tony and Rico Azevedo along with many other top coaches this summer.

My HS season stats demonstrate my strong work ethic and determination (highest in all categories; scorer, assists, steals, as well as most forced ejections), and received both League and State recognition, every year.  My coaches will describe me as talented and driven, but compassionate, and a fun-loving leader who makes everyone enjoy playing polo together.   My team-building approach and attitude elevates my teammates, both in and out of the water.  I am a good listener and I am very coachable.  

I'm looking for a NCAA D1 college program that can challenge me both academically as well as athletically.  And a visionary coach who can inspire our team to succeed together.

 I am a strong all-around player, with mature game awareness, excellent defense, (steals and forced ejections) and both a strong and accurate shot. I was selected for the 2021 USA Water Polo ODP Youth regional (PNW) team, as well as every ODP regional team since 2017 (5 years in a row).

My ultimate goal is to be an Olympian; my drive to succeed started at a young age. When I was 10, I played on PNW 14U team at JO's, so I struggled, but I swam fast and played several quarters in those games.  I never gave up and I kept learning.  Over the years, some kids quit because we had demanding coaches. Other kids dropped out because they lacked mental toughness in competitive environments.  I have travelled to Texas, Utah and California to play in as many games as possible, each season.   I never quit because I know I will have to persist, with grit and humility, to become a NCAA-D1 athlete and an Olympian. 


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-State
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place, 6A - Sixth Place
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 8 seasons
  • 2021 Vanguard (18U )
  • Notes: Starter, team high scorer @ 2021 SoPac JOQs
  • 2020 T-Hills OR (18U Boys HS Club Team)
  • Notes: Played 18U Boys (coed) in Central TX Festival (Oct 2020) and Texas Challenge Cup (Nov 2020)
  • 2020 Empire Water Polo (16u/18u)
  • 2019 Empire Water Polo Academy (OR) (16U/18U)
  • 2018 Modesto-Stanislaus (14u & 16u)
  • Notes: Cal State Games, July 2018, Gold Medal 16u, Silver Medal 14u
  • 2018 Lake Oswego Water Polo Organization (LOWPO) (14U & 18U)
  • Notes: Playing for local club for 4 years 2014 - current
  • 2018 Empire Water Polo Academy (OR) (16U/14U)
  • Notes: Playing for Empire travel team for 2 years
  • 2017 Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club (14U)
  • Notes: Played with 14U travel team since 2014 - 2017

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Jacob Moore
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Tony Azevedo
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Shawn Mckenchie
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Tony Azevedo
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Chris Ackerman
  • Club Coach
  • Aukai Fergeson

Additional Sports

  • Swimming
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Swimming supports water polo career
  • Swimming
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • All-State Varsity as Freshman, Sophomore & Junior



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High School Information

High School:
Lakeridge High School
(503) 534-2319

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Biology/Anatomy
AP Classes:
Yes. Junior Year Classes Pre-Calculus AP Env AP Psychology
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • All American Academic USA Water Polo - Outstanding Honors (2020
  • Award
    • 2021) National Junior Honor Society NCAA# 2004842838
  • Activity
    • National Charity League
  • Activity
    • Certified Lifeguard
  • Activity
    • 10u/12u Youth Assistant Coach (LOWPO)

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Empire Wat
Games 25 33 9
Goals Scored 132 96 25
Steals 88 127 37
Blocks 3
Assists 42 68 4
Earned Ejections 41 37 17
Shot Percentage 52 50% 47
Shots on Goal 250 192 52


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