Kellie Thorsness lives with expectations at Costa Mesa High.
There are the expectations Thorsness has for herself, the things she wants to accomplish in her prep water polo and swimming careers.
But, when your two older siblings are two of the more recognizable aquatics stars to come through Costa Mesa, other people have expectations too. Katie Thorsness was a swimming and polo standout at Mesa, leading the girls' water polo team in goals during her senior year of 2003. Kyle Thorsness led Orange County in goals scored as a senior for the Mustangs, before graduating in 2006.
Kellie, a junior at Costa Mesa, feels the expectations. She said she has talked about them with Coach Tim Postiff, who started at Mesa when Katie was a senior.
"People will sometimes compare me to them, but it's like, 'Whatever,'" Kellie Thorsness said. "I mean, I'm my own person. Postiff is always like, 'You're your own person, so don't really care about what people say.'