Lloyd comes to the four
The accolades just keep coming for Sharni Lloyd.
After a stellar season for Nagambie, the prolific goaler was crowned this year’s Warren medallist as the Kyabram District Netball League’s best player.
Amazingly, it was Lloyd’s fourth Warren Medal in what has been an illustruous career played at Nagambie and Rushworth, while she also spent a season at Seymour.
Avenel and Nagambie cleaned up at Thursday’s count, taking out the medals in every netball grade except the under-15s.
Lloyd’s medal came almost two decades after her first, way back in 1999. She also won a Warren Medal in 2010 while playing for Nagambie, and again in 2013 when she was a playing coach in Rushworth’s premiership side.
Lloyd also won a B-grade league medal in 1995 when she was aged just 14.
Lloyd polled in 12 out of 18 games, including seven best on courts, to finish with an impressive 29 votes. She was four votes ahead of her nearest rival, Undera’s Kate Murphy.
Lloyd returned to the Lakers this season after a couple of years on the sidelines and slotted seamlessly in to the club’s A-grade line-up alongside goaling partner Bianca Willis.
Willis also enjoyed a top 10 finish, polling 18 votes, while Avenel’s Sarah Brock and Lakers star Katie Sullivan tied for next in line with 17 votes.
Nagambie coach Abby Misiti has praised Lloyd’s contribution to the side as well as her versatility, with the key goaler able to swing into defence when needed.
Bree D’Andrea claimed B-grade’s Whitford Medal in a nailbiting count by one vote.
D’Andrea crossed to the Lakers this season after a number of seasons at Avenel and has been a clear standout in the club’s B-grade side.
Avenel’s Donna McDonald’s win in the C-grade vote count was impressive, having missed five games while on holiday.
McDonald finished four votes clear of her nearest rival.
Nagambie’s Lucy Zotti stormed home to pip her Violet Town rival by three votes in the under-17 count.
Lucy came home with a wet sail, polling the maximum three votes in four of the final five rounds to take out the Glover Medal, impressively as a bottom-age under-17 player.
Nagambie took out the champion club award for the netball, while Avenel was runner-up.
Mine again: Nagambie’s Sharni Lloyd was crowned this year’s Warren medallist.