Coaching Staff 

Michel Roy

Club Head Coach / Head Coach of 16U/19U Program

Fraser Valley Head Coach, Michel Roy, is a 35 year veteran Professional  Water Polo coach in Canada and the USA. 

Michel started playing water polo in 1973.

He is one of a few Level 4 NCCP in Canada.

He is a former Head Coach of the Canadian Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s National teams and the only Canadian coach who has had the privilege of coaching both National Teams.

Michel was the Head Coach of the University of Hawaii for 10 seasons in the NCAA Division 1, MPSF conference, the best female water polo league in the World.  While there, his teams competed in the NCCA Finals on 4 occasions.

Michel is a 32 time National Champion in Canada as a coach and 2 times as a player.

He has produced over 100 National Team and NCAA athletes.

He is a 11 time Senior Men’s National Champion as a coach and once as a player (1982), the most ever in the history of Water Polo in Canada.

In 1993 Michel’s club was National Champions in the Senior, Junior and Juvenile men’s levels, this was the only time, ever, in the History of WPC, that one club won all 3 Nationals in the same season.

In his career Michel has coached 8 Olympians, 2 of whom are Olympic gold medalists.

3 of Michel’s athletes have been named Best Water Polo Player in the world in both USA and Italian magazines. With Michel’s contacts in the USA at both the University and College levels, he has placed a great number of athletes with scholarships in the USA NCAA Colleges.

Marie Anderson

Head Coach - 14U Girls / Assistant Coach 16u/19U Girls

Hometown: North York, Ontario

Started playing water polo: 1999

Started coaching water polo: 2012

Position played: Goalie

 

Born in Toronto, Ontario - but having spent many of her formative years growing up in California -

Marie Anderson brings a wealth of international water polo knowledge to the girls’ program. As a

goalie, Marie achieved top honours during her playing career, as she was named to the All-State

team in 2007 after being named captain of her club team that same year. Continuing to play, even

as she attended the University of British Columbia, Marie found herself transitioning into a coaching

role post-graduation.

 

Marie’s ability to form meaningful connections with her athletes helped her find immediate success

as a coach. Marie aims to create a safe environment for athletes to push themselves in sport, while encouraging them to become better, stronger young adults away from the pool.

Marie's most recent acknowledgement was being named 14U Girls Coach of the Year at the 2018 NCL 14U Western Nationals. Her 14U Girls team experienced tremendous growth throughout the season and saw their efforts rewarded with a Silver Medal at the competition. 

 

Never one to hesitate to express herself, Marie will be easy to spot on deck – just look for the coach

with the multi-coloured hair (sometimes styled at the request of her team!)

Georgiy Belyaev

Head Coach 14U Boys and Head Coach Development Boys

Hometown: Langley BC

Started playing water polo:2010

Started coaching water polo: 2014

Position played: 4-5 Side

Returning from Florida after representing the Junior National Team at the 2018 Pan American Games, Georgiy is exited to start his second year as a Valley coach. Bringing 10 years of playing experience on the club, provincial and national team level and having coached for over five years, he cant wait to start working with the new coaching staff. When Georgiy is not on the deck coaching he is a full time student at SFU and plans to play on the Fraser Valley Masters Team.

Alexis Vozza

Coach - Development Girls / Assistant Coach 14U Girls

Hometown: Coquitlam, BC 

Started playing water polo: 2007

Position played: Centre


I started my water polo career at the age of 8, playing for the Coquitlam Sharks and then the Port Moody Aquariums. At the age of 11 I transitioned to a High Performance Level, playing until I was 16 years old; playing for Team BC and also participating in Water Polo Canada camps. A severe shoulder injury, however, caused my career to be cut short at age 16. It was then, though, that my refereeing career really picked up; I have been apart of the NCL league for the past 4 years, being selected for both U16 and U14 Westren Championship each year, participating in the Women's Youth Cup back in 2015, as well as helping out with the Lower mainland league and BCSAA (including refereeing at the Provincial Championships since 2013).  

I believe my extreme knowledge of the rules and of the sport will help me succeed as a coach in this new chapter of my life. I'm excited to make these new connections and further developing the sport in British Columbia. 

I am currently Studying Criminology at Douglas College, going into my fourth year of studies. I am super excited to be apart of the 2018-2019 Fraser Valley Coaching staff! 
 

Nathan Stein

Swim Conditioning Coach / Assistant Coach 14U Boys

Bio Coming Soon...

Dawson Kampf

Assistant Coach Development Boys / Assistant Coach 14U Boys

Bio Coming Soon...

Kyle Bos

Goalie Coach

Bio Coming Soon...

Alexa Tielmann

Assistant Coach 14U Program

Hometown: Abbotsford, BC 

Started playing water polo: 2004

Started coaching water polo: 2011

Position played: Centre

Alexa began playing water polo at a young age and was part of Fraser Valley Water Polo club’s inaugural year.

She started with the Canadian Women's National team program in 2010; making her first European trip with the Youth National team.

In 2012 she made her debut with the Senior National team in her first appearance at the World League Super Final in China.

In September 2012, Alexa began her collegiate water polo career at UCLA. During her time there she played in 118 games, scored 113 goals, tallied 91 earned exclusions and participated in 4 NCAA Championships with top 3 results every year.  

Alexa graduated in 2017 with a Sociology major and Education Studies minor from UCLA. She is currently working on an advanced certificate in Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis and will begin UBC's Teacher Education program in September. A year from now she hopes to be teaching middle school.

 

This past year Alexa played aboard, signing a professional contract with Lantech Plebiscito Padova in Italy, where she competed in both the Italian League and European League. Her team placed 8th in the Euro League and won the Italian Championship.

Alexa's last competition with the Canadian National team before her retirement was the 2018 FINA Inter-Continental Cup in Auckland, New Zealand; the team had one loss against the USA and finished third with a win against China. 
 

Alexa enjoys the outdoors and anything that involves the water, especially paddle boarding and wake surfing. She is excited to be coaching with Fraser Valley. Her goal is to pass on her love of the game and inspire young athletes to be their best.

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