At age 16, Emma Wright was the youngest player, by more than four years, on the team that competed at the 2013 FINA World Championships. She also competed at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, helping Canada to a fourth-place finish at the latter. At age 18, Wright was the youngest player on the team that won silver at the 2015 Pan American Games. She was also part of Canada’s silver medal performance at the 2017 FINA World League Super Final. Among Wright’s other junior successes were gold at the 2013 Junior Pan Am Games to go with silver and bronze at the Junior Pan Am Championships in 2012 and 2014. She went on to be the captain of the squad that won silver at the 2014 FINA World Youth Championships.


Getting into the Sport: Started playing water polo at age 9… Her mother and other siblings would drive to Toronto every night for practices and she was too young to stay home alone so she was forced to go… Didn’t really like water polo at first but it grew on her… Outside Interests: Currently attending and playing water polo at the University of California Berkeley. Odds and Ends: Listening to music is key to her pregame routine… Her mother is her role model because she always told her to never give up and that if she worked hard she could get to where she wants to be… Collects fridge magnets on her travels… Nickname: Em, Emma Lou…