Cassie Orgeles

 

Cassie Orgeles began playing goalball at the age of seven and rose to the elite level in 2010. She has always loved the feeling of playing as a team, especially the complete faith you put in your teammates. One of her biggest challenges and greatest achievements was gaining a spot on the national team.

The 2011 IBSA World Championships and Games were her next big challenge – the Canadian women won the event, earning a berth at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  Canada came fifth in London.

Sport, especially goalball, embodies the meaning of teamwork to Orgeles. Her goalball coaches from her high school team, Tracy MacPhee and Bob Mannen, have been very influential people to her thus far in her sport career.

Orgeles and her team placed fourth at the 2010 Goalball World Championship and captured bronze at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara. She has also received the Wayne Gretzky Award for Sportsmanship.

Career Highlights

2011 and 2015 Parapan American Games… 2012 Paralympic Games… 2011 World Champion

Personal

Born with optic nerve hypoplasia and is legally blind… Born in Honolulu, her family moved to Fort Erie shortly after her birth... When she was five, she started attending the W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford for the blind…

Notable International Results

  • 2015 World Championships 3rd
  • 2012 Paralympic Games 5th
  • 2011 Parapan American Games 3rd
  • 2011 World Championships 1st

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsGoalballGoalball - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Goalball Goalball - Women 3
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Women 5