Audrey Marcoux’s Olympic dream began in 2010 after she was told about the 2015 Pan Am Games and how they serve as an Olympic qualifier. She had never before realized it would be possible to go to the Games, but the more she has played and trained, the more she believes her Olympic dream is possible. In 2014 she helped Canada to a third place finish in the North American Zone of the IHF Trophy. Playing with Sherbrooke in the Circuit Quebecois D1 last season she scored 50 times in 14 games and her club finished in fifth place.
Family: Father André Marcoux, mother Sylvie Fortier… Older brother Cédric Gagné-Marcoux is a former CFL player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts… Younger brother Charles… Getting into the Sport: Started playing handball at age 12… In primary school other students played but she thought handball looked boring… Once she got to high school all her friends started playing so she got into it as well… Outside Interests: First year at Université de Sherbrooke, pursuing Bachelor of Education (primary and pre-school)… Enjoys playing soccer, touch football and running… Works as a cashier at IGA… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up” – Vince Lombardi… Role model is short track speed skater Marianne St-Gelais because of her personality and positive attitude even when things aren’t going well… Collects keychains with the flag of each country she visits… If she plays badly with a particular pair of shorts or socks she won’t wear them again… Needs to laugh and have fun to forget the stress before a game…