Lloyd comes to the four

Seymour Telegraph - - LOCAL CLASSIES - By Ali­son O'Con­nor

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.

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