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Békhazi Joëlle

Date of Birth:
170 cm
65 kg
DDO Water Polo Club
Pointe-Claire, QC

Békhazi Joëlle

Water Polo Background

Joëlle began swimming with the PCSC at the age of 6. She began her water polo career at the community outdoor pools of the West Island and participated in the summer league for a few years before joining DDO Water Polo in 2001. She’s been playing competitive water polo since the age of 13. Joëlle made the Junior National Team at the age of 16 and represented Canada at two Junior World Championships. She’s been on the Senior National Team for the past 7 years. Joëlle was part of the silver medal winning Canadian team at the 2007 Pan American Games and at the 2009 FINA World Aquatic Championships. In 2010, Joëlle won the NCAA Championships as a member of the USC women’s water polo team. In 2011, she was also part of the silver medal winning Canadian team at the Pan American Games.


Her strengths are speed, agility, game sense, good work ethic and her competitive edge and nature.


To help the team succeed through this quadriennal, with her experience and knowledge as a player.

Hobbies & Education

Joëlle likes spending time with her friends and family, travelling, and reading. She graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, She also has a Masters in Physiology from the University of McGill. She is currently studying in Osteopathy. 

Greatest Influence

Her parents for always pushing her to want to be better and to never give up. All the DDO coaches who have been so passionate about the sport and helped instill that passion in her. The USC coaching staff who showed her what it takes to become a winner. All her coaches on the National Team who have influenced and developed her into becoming the player she is today. And lastly, her teammates for all their help and encouragement.

Békhazi Joëlle

  • 2018 FINA World League Super Final, 4th 
  • 2017 FINA World Championships, 4th
  • 2017 FINA World League Super Final, Silver
  • 2015 FINA World Championships, 11th 
  • 2015 Pan American Games, Silver
  • 2014 World League Super Finals, 6th 
  • 2013 FINA World Championships, 8th 
  • 2011, 2007 Pan American Games, Silver
  • 2011 World Aquatic Championships, 8th
  • 2010 World Cup, 5th, AllStar Team
  • 2009 World Aquatic Championships, Silver
  • 2007 World Aquatic Championships, 6th
  • 2007 Junior World Championships,10th
  • 2006 World Cup, 7th
  • 2005 Junior World Championships,6th

  • Made 10 All Star Teams for Nationals
  • 2 MVP for Nationals
  • 2010, 2007 and 2004 Senior National champion
  • 2007 and 2006 Junior National champion
  • 2005 and 2004 Youth National champion
  • 2003 Cadet National champion

  • 2011 NCAA Championships,4th (NCAA All-American, NCAA Womanof the Year Nominee,NCAA Top VIII Nominee)
  • 2010 NCAA Championships,Gold 1st (NCAA All-American) * First Canadian woman to win NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship
  • 2009 NCAA Championships, Silver (NCAA All-American)

Békhazi Joëlle

Békhazi Joëlle

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