PERSONAL: DOB:24/10/1988;HEIGHT: 178cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Canberra Nationals (ACT)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2011/12 Canberra Capitals
WNBL CLUBS: Canberra Capitals 2011/12-Current
WNBL CAREER NOTES: In her debut season Alice played 19 games.
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nil
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES:
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2007-2010 Alice had an outstanding USA college career playing for the Utah State Aggies; Before heading to the USA Alice was the leading scorer during the U-20 Australian National Championships... Was named the 2006 ACT Junior Female Basketball Player of the Year and earned Australian Schoolgirls Basketball selection. Was a seven-year ACT representative at the Australian Junior National Championships. Was selected to attend the 2006 All-Australian Junior Camp, as only the top 20 athletes in the country are invited to attend. Australian U-19 Gems squad member in 2006.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name is Alice Clare Coddington. Daughter of Graham and Robyn Coddington. Has one brother, Aaron. Also ran track and field and played netball. Majored in marketing at University.
COACHS COMMENTS: Alice made great strides in her rookie year on the practice court and demonstrated all the right qualities that could see her force her way deeper into the rotation this year.
PERSONAL: DOB 03/02/1986; HEIGHT: 166cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Whyalla Steelers and Sturt Sabres (SA)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2004/05 Canberra Capitals
WNBL CLUBS: Canberra Capitals 2004/05-2005/06; Perth Lynx 2006/07; Adelaide Lightning 2007/08-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Canberra Capitals 2005/06; Adelaide Lightning 2007/08
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Angela was one of the only a handful of familiar faces in the Lightning squad last season and was again pivotal to the teams WNBL finals run. She averaged 11.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Angela played 20 games in season 2010/11 and averaged 15.2 points and 4.3 assists per game; She ranked top ten in the league for points, assists, steals, and foul shooting percentage. Named team MVP for season 2010/11.In the 2009/10 season Angela injured her shoulder late in the season, missing the final 3 games of the season but averaged 16 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game and was named Adelaide MVP Runner Up and was named WNBL Player of the Week twice. In the 2008/09 season Angela posted averages of 13 points, 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds. She had the second highest foul shot percentage at the end of the regular season, converting 99-of-117 attempts at 84.6 per cent. She won the WNBL Championship with Canberra in 2005/06 and with Adelaide in 2007/08... Angela’s career best season came in the 2004/05 season with Canberra when she tallied 368 points and 70 rebounds, also adding 62 assists to average 17.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: Represented the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing and was in the U21 New Zealand Young Women’s Team at the 2006 Oceania Qualifying Series.
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2008 member of the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the Beijing Olympics; Angela played for Sturt Sabres in the Central ABA in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. 2006 Member of the Silver Medal winning New Zealand Tall Ferns team at the Commonwealth Games; She was selected to the New Zealand National Women’s team in 2004 and at age 18, Angela was the starting point guard for the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Angela has three sisters. At age 18, Angela was the starting point guard for the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She is studying Law at Adelaide University. Angela has three passports: From Italy, New Zealand and Australia.
COACH’S COMMENTS: Looking to improve upon last season in organising and leading as a point guard.
PERSONAL: DOB: 07/08/87 HEIGHT: 188 cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Werribee (VIC)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2011/12 Canberra Capitals
WNBL CLUBS: Canberra Capitals 2011/12-Current
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: Nil
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Ardossi had a major impact in her first season in the WNBL, averaging 8.6 points and 2.1 assists per game and played in all 22 games.
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nil
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2011 Brigitte played for the Sandringham Sabres in the SEABL; 2010 Ardossi spent the 2010/11 season with French team Cote D'Opale Basket Calais in Europe, she averaged 8.4 points. 2010 taken pick 21 overall in the WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream, although she was waived before the season began. Brigitte spent four years as a standout US College player with Georgia Tech University.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Daughter of Nick and Leanne Ardossi. Her brother Josh was a member of the 2006 Australian National Lacrosse Team and played on the Maryland Terrapins' lacrosse team. Brigitte comes from an athletic family in which her father was a competitive cyclist and an amateur weight lifter and her mother was an avid netballer who played in the State League.
COACHS COMMENTS: After a solid debut season that showcased some lofty highs and the temporary struggles that are associated with any rookie season, Brigitte has the opportunity to begin cementing herself as a consistent WNBL level performer.
PERSONAL: DOB 08/07/1982; HEIGHT: 180cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Nunawading Spectres (VIC)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 1998/99 Dandenong Rangers
WNBL CLUBS: Dandenong Rangers 1998/99; AIS 1999/00-2001/02; Dandenong Rangers 2002/03-2005/06; Perth Lynx 2006/07-2007/08; Canberra Capitals 2009/10-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Dandenong Rangers 2003/04, 2004/05; Canberra Capitals 2009/10
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Carly produced another strong season for the Caps as injury quelled their finals ambitions, averaging 12 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.Carly played all 22 games for the Capitals in season 2010/11 along with all three finals. She averaged 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per regular season game, while shooting better than 40 per cent from 3-point distance. Carly was named WNBL Player of the Week for Round One. In the 2009/10 WNBL Championship with Canberra Capitals; Carly averaged 7.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game in the regular season. In the Caps 3 finals games she averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks… In the 2007/08 WNBL season, two-time WNBL champion Carly averaged 16.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for Perth... In the 2006/2007 season Carly was a member of the WNBL All-Star Five and was named the Perth Lynx MVP... In the 2005/06 season she was a Grand Finalist with the Dandenong Rangers and was top 10 for points per game (15.7ppg); WNBL Ambassador... 2005 she represented the WNBL at the FIBA Women’s World League and received Dandenong Coaches Award for 2004/05 season; received Janine Fielder (Players’ Player) Award when Dandenong won the 2004/05 WNBL Championship... In 2004 she represented the WNBL at the FIBA Women’s World League and won the 2003/04 WNBL Championship with Dandenong... She was named in the 2002/03 WNBL All-Star Five and was the Dandenong Rangers MVP.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2011 FIBA Oceania Championships; 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship (Gold); 2006 Commonwealth Games (Gold)
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2011 Carly was named in Australian Opals squad representing Australia at the FIBA Oceania Championships against New Zealand. 2011 she played with the Nunawading Spectres in the SEABL. Carly was a member of the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship Opals team that defeated New Zealand. She played in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne with the Opals to win Gold. She also represented Australia at the 2003 FIBA U21 World Championship in Croatia, finishing fifth... Carly received an AIS scholarship in 2001 and made her Australian representative debut that year at the 2001 FIBA World Championship for Junior Women finishing fourth.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Likes to wear pink socks when playing.
COACH’S COMMENTS: The rock around which the team was built last year, Carly's game IQ and solid professionalism make her indispensable. Generally most comfortable as an offensive facilitator and defensive stopper and critical to the team's chances of success.
PERSONAL: DOB 7/06/1986; HEIGHT: 176cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Nunawading Spectres (Vic)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2007/08 Dandenong Rangers
WNBL CLUBS: Dandenong Rangers 2007/08; Canberra Capitals 2008/09-2009/10; Dandenong Rangers 2010/11; Bulleen Boomers 2011/12; Bendigo Spirit 2012/13
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2008/09, 2009/10 Canberra Capitals
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Chantella spent just one season with the Bulleen Boomers before deciding to move to Bendigo for the 2012/13 WNBL season, averaging 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game; Chantella re-joined the Dandenong Rangers in season 2010/11 and played in all 23 games including one final. She averaged 5.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per regular season game;2009/10 WNBL Champion with Canberra Capitals; In the regular season Chantella averaged 7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game. In playoffs she played in all three of Canberra’s games to average 1.7 points, 1 rebound and 0.7 assists in 10 minutes per game… In the 2008/09 season Chantella won the WNBL title with Canberra averaging 5.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1 steal per game. Chantella averaged 5.3 points per game in her debut WNBL season in 2007/08.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2009 World University Games (Bronze); 2007 World University Games (Gold); 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship (Silver)
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: In 2011 and 2012 Chantella played with the Kilsyth Cobras in the SEABL, leading the team in scoring; 2010 Chantella spent her off-season in Canberra playing some ABA matches with the Canberra Nationals in the Waratah League as well as recovering from a hip surgery in April; Chantella played for Fresno State in the US from 2003 to 2006, where in 2005/06 she enjoyed an outstanding year averaging 15.3 points per game...She was named in the 2006/2007 all-Western Athletic Conference team and represented Victoria at the Australian National Junior Championships in U16's (2001) and U18's (2002/2003). Chantella graduated the ITC program in 2003.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Chantella comes from a family of four, mum, dad, and older sister Veronica. In her spare time she loves taking her puppy to the beach and hanging out with friends. She also studies part-time doing her Master in Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce (Finance).
PERSONAL: DOB 24/12/1980; HEIGHT: 179cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Bendigo, Warrnambool & Melbourne (VIC)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 199 AIS
WNBL CLUBS: AIS 1997-1998/99; Canberra Capitals 1999/00; Adelaide Lightning 2000/01-2003/04; Perth Lynx 2005/06; 2008/09; Sydney Uni Flames 2009/10; Bendigo Spirit 2011/12; West Coast Waves 2012/13
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: AIS 1998/99; Canberra Capitals 1999/00
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Deanna joined the Bendigo Spirit for season 2011/12 after missing the entire 2010/11 season due to injury. She teamed up with Kristi Harrower to form a strong backcourt. In the 2009/10 season Deanna joined the Sydney Uni Flames and was named in the WNBL All-Star Five for the second consecutive season. Deanna claimed the runner-up spot for Sydney’s MVP award and was named Player of the Week twice, averaging 16.1 points and reaching double figures in 18 of 22 games. Returning to the league with the Perth Lynx in 2008/09, after three seasons overseas, Deanna was named in the All-Star Five, was the second highest scorer in the league with 20.8 points per game, and won the award for Best Free Throw Shooting Percentage after averaging a phenomenal 89.7 per cent from the free throw line. Deanna also ranked in the top ten for steals, assists, offensive rebounds, and 3-pt shooting percentage.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2010 Opals World Challenge; Australia 2009-10 Australian Opals squad member; 2005-07 Australian Opals squad member; 2002 South East Asian Games
GENERAL BASKETBALL NOTES: 2011 and 2012 Deanna played for the Geelong Supercats in the SEABL and was Player of the Week in Round 15; 2010 Deanna spent the off-season playing with the Kilsyth Cobras in the 2010 SEABL and was one of the leading scorers in the league. Deanna was selected in the 2009 Opals squad, making the team for tours to China and Europe. Her Basketball highlights are her first game for Australia and winning the AIS Grand Final. She has played basketball in England, Portugal (Portuguese Champions), Russia (Siberia) and Italy (Northern). She represented Australia in 2002 (South East Asian Games) and has been an Australian Opals Squad Member since 2005-2009. Deanna went to America and Korea with AIS. Deanna represented Country Victoria at U16 (1995), U18 (1996 & 1997) Australian Junior Championships and Victoria at U20 Australian Junior Championships. Vic Country was U18 Champions in 1996 & 1997 and Deanna was captain in 1997. She was All Australian in 1995, 1996 & 1997.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Deanna’s favourite basketball players are Penny Taylor, Lauren Jackson, Manu Ginobili, Magic Johnson and Steve Nash. Her favourite foods are ice cream, Allen’s Lollies, Silverside and Fruit & Vegetables! Favourite Actors are Denzel Washington, Adam Sandler, Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore. Music Preference is RnB, Old School Music and acoustic. For dinner she would invite Julia Gillard, Gordon Ramsay & Michael Jordan. Personal Interests include spending time with people she loves, going to the beach, going to the movies, meeting new people and seeing new places. Deanna ALWAYS wears odd socks and doesn’t like pasta.
COACH'S COMMENT: We are very happy to have Doccy back in the west. Doccy is a very versatile player that can score in a number of ways and Deanna’s defensive talents will also be called upon this season. Deanna’s National team, WNBL and international experience will be a great asset to the program this season.
PERSONAL: DOB 29/01/1984; HEIGHT: 185cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Sturt Sabres (SA)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2005/06 Perth Lynx
WNBL CLUBS: Perth Lynx 2005/06, Canberra Capitals 2008/09-2011/12, Adelaide Lightning 2012/13
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: (2) 2008/10, 2009/10, Canberra Capitals
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Hannah played in 19 regular season games for the Capitals in 2010/11 along with three finals; She averaged 3 points and 2.6 rebounds per regular season game and recorded her season-high of 13 points against the West Coast Waves on 21 January 2011. In2009/10 Hannah was a WNBL Champion with Canberra Capitals; She averaged 1.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.3 assist per game; Hannah in her first year with the Canberra Capitals won the championship in 2008/2009 when she played 12 games to average 1.9 points and 1 rebound per game... She made her WNBL debut in the 2005/2006 season with Perth, averaging 6.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: In 2011 Hannah played in the Queensland Basketball League for the Gladstone Port City Power where the team won a third straight QBL title; She has won three ABA Central Championships in 2002, 2006 and 2008.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Hannah plays both ABA level Basketball and Australian Rules. She has a sister who also played in the WNBL in 2008/09 for the Adelaide Lightning.
PERSONAL: DOB 23/08/79; HEIGHT: 169cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Kilsyth (VIC)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 1996 Dandenong Rangers
WNBL CLUBS: Dandenong Rangers 1996-1999/00, 2003/2004-2004/05; Canberra Capitals 2006/07-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Dandenong Rangers 2003/04, 2004/05; Canberra Capitals 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Averaging over 10 points per game for the sixth consecutive season, Jess was again a key part of the Caps team.In 2010/11 Jess captained the Capitals leading them to another Grand Final. She played in 20 regular season games and averaged 12.9 points, along with three finals where she averaged 14 points per game.Five-time WNBL Champion Jess won her most recent title with Canberra in the 2009/10 season; Jess averaged 14.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game in the regular season. In the 2009/10 playoffs Jess averaged 3.5 points and 1 assist in the Preliminary and Grand Final… In the 2008/09 champion season she averaged 14.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game... Jess averaged a career-high 16.1 points per game in the 2007/08 regular season and scored a massive 325 points at an average of 15.5 per game in 21 regular season games in 2006/07, her first with Canberra, and netted 15.3 points per game during the Capitals championship winning finals series... Before joining Canberra, Jess played 164 games for the Dandenong Rangers since debuting in 1996, including nine finals appearances and winning two championships (2003/2004 and 2004/2005) and was named the Betty Watson Rookie of the Year in 1996... In that time she scored 1702 points, highlighted by her averaging 17.0 points in the 2000/2001 playoffs.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2011 FIBA Oceania Championships (Gold); 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship (Gold); 1997 Junior World Championships (Silver).
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2011 Jess was named in the Australian Opals team and represented Australia at the FIBA Oceania Championships; 2011 Jess played and coached the Gladstone Port City Power in the QBL to their third straight championship title;Jess made her Opals debut in 2009 during a series against China before earning selection for the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship where she scored 14 points in Game One before top-scoring in Game Two with 19 points. She played with the New York Liberty in the WNBA in 2000... Jessica won a silver medal at the 1997 Junior World Championships.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Jess would most want to see Andre Agassi compete and if she could live in one place in the world it would be Russia. Jess’s most memorable game was in 2005 when she scored 47 points against her team now, Canberra.
COACH’S COMMENTS: Being one of the league's most professional players in regard to preparation has allowed Jess to keep going at an age when many would have given it away. A team spark-plug on and off the court.
PERSONAL: DOB 19/06/1973; HEIGHT: 182cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: North Adelaide Rockets (SA)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 1989 North Adelaide
WNBL CLUBS: North Adelaide 1989-91; AIS 1992-93; Adelaide Lightning 1992-1999/00; Canberra Capitals 2003/04; Townsville Fire 2009/10-2010/11; Adelaide Lightning 2011/12-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: North Adelaide 1990; Adelaide Lightning 1994-1996, 1998
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Jo returned to the Adelaide Lightning in 2011/12 after leaving the club in 1999/00. She helped the Lightning from 3 wins to 18 wins and a preliminary final berth, averaging 6.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Jo became a WNBL Life Member in 2003/04 and was named in the All-Star 5 in the 1999/00 season. Won the WNBL championship with North Adelaide in 1990, and Adelaide in 1994, '95, '96 and 1998. Jo made her WNBL debut in 1989 before taking up a scholarship at the AIS in 1992.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 1993 Women's Youth World Championships (Gold), 1998 FIBA World Championship (Bronze), 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney (Silver)
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: As part of the Gems team she won Australia's first basketball gold medal at the 1993 Women's Youth World Championship. She went on to win Bronze with the Opals at the 1998 World Champs and represented Australia at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. She played overseas for a few years in France and Spain until 2007.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Jo is the youngest of 5 children and loves just to relax and do nothing or listen to music and spending time with her 2 pets. Jo works with students with disabilities at Salisbury High School as an SSOI or Teachers Aid and loves working with the students as its very rewarding. Jo considers herself to be easy going, a bit of a clown until it is game time when she is a completely different person.
COACH’S COMMENTS: Veteran returns to lead the team, looking forward to her leadership on and off the court.
PERSONAL: DOB 24/07/81 HEIGHT: 176cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Norwood Flames (SA)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 1997 AIS
WNBL CLUBS: AIS 1997-1998/99; Canberra Capitals 1998/99-2003/04; Sydney Uni Flames 2005/06-2007/08; Logan Thunder 2008/09-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: AIS 1998/99; Canberra Capitals 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03
WNBL CAREER NOTES: It was another consistent campaign for the Kristen, averaging 6.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.Kristen capped off a stellar 2010/11 season by leading her club to their first ever finals appearance, and first finals victory. Playing in all 24 games for the Thunder, she averaged 10.5 points, 6.9 rebounds as well as leading the league with 5.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game in the regular season. In the 2009/10 season,Kristen was voted Logan Thunder’s MVP for the second consecutive year. She averaged 12.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game.In the 2008/09 season four-time WNBL champion Kristen was named Logan Thunder’s Most Valuable Player after captaining the team to finish 8th in their first season in the league. Kristen averaged 9.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and4.5 assists last season. Originally an AIS player, Kristen averaged 8.6 points and 3.6 assists for the 2006/07 season. She is a former WNBA player with the Phoenix Mercury. In the 2003/04 season, she was named a WNBL Ambassador and was a member of the WNBL All-Star Five. She has led the WNBL in assists in the following years: 1998, 1998/99, 1999/00 and 2002/03. In the 2002/03 season, she averaged a career-high 5.4 assists per game (114 all up).
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2011 4 Nations Tournament, China, 2011 Friendly Series versus China; 1997 Junior World Championships (Silver)
GENERAL BASKETBALL NOTES: 2011 Australian Opals Squad; 2011 Australian Opals team tour of China. 2010 Played for the Brisbane Lady Spartans in the SEABL; 2008, 2007 Kristen played for North West Tasmania Thunder in the SEABL Competition. 2006 Opals squad member... 2005 Opals squad member... In 2005 she played in the NWBL with the Dallas Fury; 2003 represented Australia at the 2003 FIBA Oceania Women's Championships (GOLD)... 2001 played with the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA... Kristen was selected 13th pick in the 2001 WNBA draft by Phoenix and played with the Mercury in 2001/02 - at the same time becoming the youngest player to play in the league.She represented SA U16, U18 and U-20 at the National Junior Championships. In 1997 she attended the junior camp. 1997 represented Australia at the FIBA U19 Women's World Championships... (Silver). In 1996 she won a silver medal Junior World Championships.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Kristen has one sister. She enjoys the water in any shape or form, surf, body boarding, pools, wake boarding, jet skiing and baths. Kristen gets an annual knee surgery.
COACH’S COMMENTS:We are very excited to have our point guard and leader Kristen Veal back in the fold for another year. The three year recipient of the Thunder MVP, she is a very important cog to the success for this group in season 2012/2013. She has an amazing ability skill level, can find an open player anywhere on the floor and can score when needed.
PERSONAL: DOB: 11/5/81; HEIGHT: 195cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Albury (NSW)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 1997 AIS
WNBL CLUBS: AIS 1997-1998/99; Canberra Capitals 1999/00-2003/04, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2012/13
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: AIS 1998/99; Canberra Capitals 1999/00, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2005/06, 2009/10
WNBL CAREER NOTES: 2009/10 played with the Canberra Capitals (Champions)... 2009/10 awarded the MVP for the Grand Final... 2005/06 played with the Canberra Capitals (Champions)... 2005/06 awarded the MVP for the Grand Final... 2003/04 played with the Canberra Capitals in the WNBL (Champions)... 2003/04 awarded the MVP of the WNBL... 2003/04 awarded the WNBL Top Shooter with an average 27.9 ppg... 2003/04 selected in the WNBL All Star Five... 2002/03 played with the Canberra Capitals in the WNBL (Champions)... 2002/03 awarded the MVP of the WNBL... 2002/03 awarded the WNBL Top Shooter with an average 27.2 ppg... 2002/03 selected in the WNBL All Star Five... 2001/02 played with the Canberra Capitals in the WNBL (Champions)... 2001/02 selected in the WNBL All Star Five... 2000/01 played with the Canberra Capitals in the WNBL... 2000/01 selected in the WNBL All Star Five... 1999/00 played with the Canberra Capitals in the WNBL... 1999/00 awarded the MVP of the WNBL... 1999/00 selected in the WNBL All Star Five... 1998/99 played with the AIS in the WNBL (Champions)... 1998/99 awarded the WNBL Top Shooter with an average 23.2 ppg... 1998/99 awarded the MVP of the WNBL... 1998 played with the AIS in the WNBL... 1997 played with the AIS in the WNBL... 1997 awarded an AIS scholarship... 1997 awarded the Betty Watson Rookie of the Year.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2012 London Olympic Games (Bronze);2010 FIBA Women's World Championships; 2008 Olympic Games (Silver); 2006 FIBA Women's World Championships (GOLD); 2004 Athens Olympic Games (Silver); 2002 FIBA Women's World Championships (Bronze); 2000 Sydney Olympic Games (Silver); 1998 FIBA Women's World Championships (Bronze); 1997 FIBA U21 Women's World Championships
GENERAL BASKETBALL NOTES: 2012 London Olympic Games (Bronze); 2010 represented Australia at the FIBA Women's World Championships... 2010 played with the Seattle Storm in the WNBA (Champions)... 2009 Euroleague Champion with Spartak Moscow... 2008 represented Australia at the Beijing Olympic Games (Silver)... 2008 awarded the Maher Medal - International Player of the Year... 2007 Won Russian Super League title with Spartak Moscow... 2007 played with Samsung Bichumi in the Korean League (Runner's Up)... 2007 breaks WKBL record for most points in a single game 56... 2006 represented Australia at the FIBA Women's World Championships (GOLD)... 2006 represented Australia at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games (GOLD)... 2006 WNBA All-Star selection; WNBA 10th Anniversary All-Decade Team... 2005 All-WNBA First Team; WNBA All-Star selection... 2004 represented Australia at the Athens Olympic Games(Silver)... 2004 Voted best-ever number 1 draft pick in the WNBA... 2004 selected in the WNBA All-Star team... 2004 awarded the Maher Medal - International Player of the Year... 2004 played with the Seattle Storm, WNBL (Champions)... 2002 represented Australia at the FIBA Women's World Championships (Bronze)... 2002 WNBA All-Star... 2002 awarded the Maher Medal - International Player of the Year... 2001-2002 Played with Seattle Storm in the WNBA... 2001 Number 1 draft pick into the WNBA, Seattle Storm... 2000 represented Australia at the Sydney Olympic Games (Silver)...2000 awarded the Maher Medal - International Player of the Year... 1999 awarded the Maher Medal - International Player of the Year... 1998 represented Australia at the FIBA Women's World Championships (Bronze)... 1997 represented Australia at the FIBA U21 Women's World Championships... 1997 member of the Opals squad...
COACH’S COMMENTS: Australia's "Ms Basketball" and an ornament to the game who has made winning a habit throughout her lengthy career. Lauren's return to Canberra will not only immediately increase the teams' potential on and off the court, but provide an unparalleled development opportunity for the team's younger players.
PERSONAL: DOB 30/04/1980 HEIGHT: 178cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Bairnsdale Bullets (VIC)
FIRST PLAYED IN WNBL: 2000/01 Dandenong Rangers
WNBL CLUBS: Dandenong Rangers 2000/01-2002/03; Sydney Uni Flames 2003/04-2007/08; Canberra Capitals 2008/09, 2010/11-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Canberra Capitals 2008/09
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Michelle only managed 10 games in season 2011/12, averaging 7.1 points and 7 rebounds per game. Michelle returned to the league in season 2010/11 and played in all 22 regular season games for the Capitals, along with all three finals. She averaged 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per regular season game, as well as a 19 point, nine rebound output in a losing Grand Final; Michelle was named WNBL Player of the Week in Round Four of season 2010/11. In 2008/09 Michelle won her 1st Championship with Canberra, she averaged 8.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists throughout 19 games. Michelle has played in four WNBL Grand Final games. She played 10 games in the 2005/06 season before an injury hit and took her out for the remainder of the season. Michelle joined the Sydney Uni Flames in season 2003/04. Michelle played three seasons for the Dandenong Rangers 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2003 Youth World Championships
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2010 Michelle played for the Canberra Nationals in the WBL; She played with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the Waratah ABL in 2004, winning the League MVP. Michelle was a member of the Sapphires (U/21) 2003 World Championship team which finished fifth. Michelle has represented Victoria Country U16 1997, U18 1999 and Victoria U20 2000.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Michelle has two sisters Sharon and Simone and a brother Greg. Michelle does a lot of community work with indigenous children helping to promote a healthy lifestyle. Michelle had a baby in the 2009/10 season.
COACH’S COMMENTS: An interrupted season last year only served to demonstrate Michelle's potential value to the Caps. Her uber competitiveness is an asset all by itself and coupled with her rangy athleticism and 'feel' for the game, make her a potential game breaker.
PERSONAL: DOB 1/08/1986; Height: 181cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Maitland Mustangs (NSW)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2003/04 AIS
WNBL CLUBS: AIS 2003/4-2005/06; Sydney Uni Flames 2006/07-2007/08; Logan Thunder 2008/09; Sydney Uni 2009/10-2011/12; Canberra Capitals 2012/13
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nil
WNBL CAREER NOTES: In the 2009/10 season Mikaela received the Southern Design Impact Player award from the Sydney Uni Flames with an average of 11.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. She hit double figures 14 times in 24 games and made it onto the scoreboard on all but one of 24 games. Mikaela was a Grand Finalist with Sydney Uni in the 2007/08 season, averaging 8.2 points per game. She averaged 2.8 rebounds for AIS in the 2004/05 season and 5.5 points per game during the 2003/04 season for the AIS.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2005 FIBA Junior World Championships; 2007 FIBA U21 World Championships (Silver)
GENERAL BASKETBALL NOTES: Represented NSW Country U16 2001, U18 2002/03 and NSW U20 2005 at National Junior Championships… attended the Australian Junior Camp 2002 and 2004 … member of the Gems squad (Australian Junior Women) 2003-2005… chosen in Gems team for Junior World Championships July 2005… U/21 Australia Sapphires World Championship team 2007 – Silver medallist. Mikaela played for the Maitland Mustangs in the Waratah ABA Competition in 2009 but suited up for the Frankston Blues in the 2010 SEABL Competition.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Mikaela has a brother Aaron and two sisters Rebekah and Mattea. Mikaela is in her first year studying Fashion Design and hopes one day to design her own clothing line
COACH'S COMMENT: A consummate professional who has overcome significant injury setbacks to continue her career. Settled in nicely during her first year in Canberra and has everything in place to push for an increasing responsibility in the team structure.
PERSONAL: DOB: 18/10/1989; HEIGHT: 183cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Gosford City Rebels (NSW)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2005/06 AIS
WNBL CLUBS: AIS 2005/06 - 2007/08; Sydney Uni Flames 2007/08-2009/10, Canberra Capitals 2011/12, Adelaide Lightning 2012/13
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nil
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Molly has joined the Adelaide Lightning for the 2012/13 WNBL season after returning to the league in 2011/12 after a year off, for her first year at the Capitals, where she averaged 4.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. In the 2009/10 season, Molly played five games for the Flames averaging 0.8 points and 0.4 assists. Molly averaged 3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in 2008/09 and posted career best 28 assists and 12 steals for the season. She was elevated into the starting line-up for a number of games in the second half of the season. Molly averaged 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game for Sydney in 16 games in 2007/08, she joined the Flames midway through the season after graduating from the AIS. She played 38 games for the AIS between 2005 and 2007, averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2007 U19 FIBA World Championship
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2011 Molly played for the Launceston Tornadoes in the SEABL;2007 Molly averaged 2.6 points and 0.9 rebounds per game for the Gems at the 2007 World Championship in Slovakia. Molly was member of NSWIA Emerging Athletes Program in 2005 and was named as Central Coast Sports Star of the Year for 2006. She also has represented NSW Country at the Australian Junior Country Basketball Cup 2002-05 and has represented Terrigal HS as part of their National Schools Championship winning team in 2004. Molly was member of NSW PSSA Team in 2001 and represented NSW Country U16 2003/04 (Silver Medallists in 2004) and U18 2005 (Gold Medallists) at National Junior Championships.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Molly has a brother, a sister and a puppy. Molly has an extra bone in each foot. Molly is currently studying ACPE – physical education.
COACH’S COMMENT: Joins Adelaide after a season with Canberra, look forward to seeing her develop her overall offensive game as well as her possession game.
PERSONAL: DOB 15/10/1988; HEIGHT: 167cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Warrnambool (VIC)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2006/07 AIS
WNBL CLUBS: AIS 2006/07-2007/08; Dandenong Rangers 2008/09-2009/10; Canberra Capitals 2010/11-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: NIL
WNBL CAREER NOTES: Now an established part of the Caps line-up, Nicole had a career season offensively with 11.1 points per game and 3.8 assists.Nicole played in all 22 regular season games in 2010/11 for the Capitals, along with all three finals. She averaged 6.4 points and led her team with 2.6 assists per regular season game. Nicole had a standout 14 point performance in the Major Semi Final against Bulleen. In her 2009/10 season with Dandenong she played in 17 games and averaged 4.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists...In the 2008/09 season Nicole played 20 games for Dandenong to average 7.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game... Nicole was named the Betty Watson Rookie of the Year in the 2007/2008 season, averaging 10.4 points per game, 4.1 assists and a total of 308 points playing 24 games for the AIS... Hunt tallied 63 points, 36 rebounds and 28 assists in 2006/2007, averaging 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2011 FIBA Oceania Championships; 2011 World Summer University Games; 2007 Junior World Championship; 2006 Oceania Youth Tournament.
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES:2011 Nicole was a member of the Australian Opals team at the FIBA Oceania Championships; 2011 Nicole was named in the Australian Women’s University Games team, representing her country in Shenzen, China; 2011 Nicole played with the Launceston Tornadoes in the SEABL. 2010 Nicole played with the Sandringham Sabres in the SEABL;2007 Nicole averaged 5.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Gems at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship in Slovakia... She represented Australia at the Oceania Youth Tournament in New Zealand and also toured Italy with the Gems in 2007... She was named the Bob Staunton Medallist, as the MVP of the 2007 U20 National Junior Championships representing Victoria.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Has a younger brother and sister. Nicole is originally from Warrnambool.
COACH’S COMMENTS: Fresh after a lay off that has allowed her to rehabilitate some niggles that persisted throughout last season, Nicole should accelerate her growth as a team manager from the point guard position.
PERSONAL: DOB 28/08/1989; HEIGHT: 166cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Norwood Flames Basketball Club (SA)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 2009/10 Canberra Capitals
WNBL CLUBS: Canberra Capitals 2009/10-2010/11; Townsville Fire 2011/12-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Canberra Capitals 2009/10
WNBL CAREER NOTES: 2011/12 was Nicole’s debut season with the Fire, averaging 4.7 points and 1.2 assists per game. In season 2010/11 Nicole played in 21 games for the Capitals along with all three finals. She averaged 5.8 points and 2.2 assists per regular season game, including a season-high 19 points on 16 October against the AIS; 2009/10 WNBL Champion with Canberra Capitals; Nicole averaged 1.1 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game in her debut WNBL season.
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GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2011 Nicole played for the Rockhampton Cyclones in the Queensland Basketball League; 2010 Nicole played for the Rockhampton Cyclones in the Queensland Basketball League; 2009 Nicole played for the Sandringham Sabres in the SEABL; 2008/09 Nicole played in the USA with the University of Washington, Seattle for one season. Nicole played for Norwood from 1996-2008, earning team MVP honours in all but one year...
COACH’S COMMENTS: Nicole is an exciting young guard, and plays the game at a high level of intensity. She has great penetration skills combined with an excellent outside shot. Nicole again comes into the 2012/2013 season in unbelievable shape, she is one of the hardest workers in the Fire, and will no doubt see extended minutes in the point guard spot.
PERSONAL: DOB 17/12/1980; Height: 192cm
JUNIOR ASSOCIATION: Newcastle (NSW)
FIRST PLAYED WNBL: 1996/97 AIS
WNBL CLUBS: AIS 1996-1999; Sydney Flames 1999-2001; Townsville Fire 2001-2002, Sydney Uni Flames 2009/10; Canberra Capitals 2010/11; Adelaide Lightning 2011/12-Current
WNBL CHAMPIONSHIPS: AIS 1998/99; Sydney Flames 2000/01
WNBL CAREER NOTES: 2011/12 was Suzy’s debut season with the Adelaide Lightning and one to remember as she led the team to the WNBL finals and claimed the WNBL MVP. Suzy averaged a league-high 23.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and more than 2 steals per game; 2010 Suzy joined reigning champions the Canberra Capitals for the 2010/11 season and despite battling injury throughout the year played in 12 regular season games and averaged 14.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game; She also played in two finals with the Capitals. Suzy returned to the WNBL in the 2009/10 season and, despite missing the end of the season with a knee injury, was named in the All-Star Five and earned Sydney Uni MVP honours. In 2009/10 Suzy played in 20 games and was the league’s leading scorer with an average of 24.6 points per game. She was also amongst the league’s top ten players in defensive rebounds (2nd – 7.0), steals (2nd – 1.9), blocked shots (2nd – 1.7), total rebounds (5th – 8.8), field goal percentage (9th – 48.6%), foul shot percentage (10th – 73.6%)...In 2001/02, Suzy averaged 20 points and 12.2 rebounds per game... She won the 2000/2001 Championship with Sydney.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2012 London Olympic Games (Bronze); 2011 FIBA Oceania Championships (Gold); 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Silver); 2004 Athens Olympic Games (Silver); 2002 FIBA World Championships (Bronze)
GENERAL BASKETBALL CAREER NOTES: 2012 Suzy was part of the Australian Opals squad which claimed Bronze at the London Olympic Games; 2011 named in the Australian Opals squad and played in the FIBA Oceania Championships, as well as the Friendly Series against China.2010 member of the Opals Squad... 2009 member of the Opals Squad... 2009 won the Italian Series A league with Cras Taranto... 2009 Signed with the Seattle Storm, WNBA ... 2008 represented Australia at the Beijing Olympic Games (Silver)... 2008 was voted the Maher Medal International Player of the Year (co-winner)... 2008 played with the Cras Taranto in Italy... 2007 member of the Opals squad... 2006 member of the Opals Squad... 2006 played with UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia... 2006 was selected in the EuroLeague World All-Star team... 2005 member of the Opals Squad... 2005 played with Ros Casares in Spain in 2005... 2005 played with the Seattle Storm in the WNBA... 2004 represented Australia at the Athens Olympic Games (Silver)... 2004 won EuroLeague Championship with Valenciennes... 2003 drafted to the Seattle Storm in the WNBA... 2003 represented Australia at the FIBA Oceania Women's Championships... 2003 played with the Valencienne in France (Champions)... 2002 represented Australia at the FIBA Women's World Championships (Bronze)... 2001 represented Australia at the FIBA Oceania Women's Championships (GOLD)... 2001 was voted the Maher Medal International Player of the Year... 2000 member of the Opals Squad... 1999 member of the Opals squad.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Suzy’s favourite foods are organic. She is a keen supporter of the Newcastle Knights and also the Collingwood Magpies.
COACH'S COMMENTS: Last year’s MVP of the League returns after a successful Olympic campaign will look to take the Lightning deep into the playoffs.