Med­hurst tops bril­liant year with MVP award

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway -

WEST Coast Fever goal at­tack Natalie Med­hurst re­ceived the club’s 2015 Most Valu­able Player award just hours af­ter re­turn­ing from Syd­ney where she was named in the Aus­tralian Di­a­monds team.

Med­hurst beat cap­tain Ash­leigh Brazill by two votes at the club’s an­nual awards night.

The sharp-shooter ended the sea­son with 197 goals and im­pressed vot­ers with her knowl­edge, cre­ativ­ity with the ball and ac­cu­racy.

“Nat had a bril­liant sea­son where she was ranked in the top 10 for goal as­sists, and her com­po­sure and knowl­edge of the game def­i­nitely set her apart from the com­pe­ti­tion this sea­son,” coach Stacey Ros­man said.

“Her com­pet­i­tive na­ture and elu­sive­ness sees her rarely beaten by op­po­nents and this award is another ac­co­lade that she will cer­tainly cher­ish.”

In­grid Colyer re­ceived the Coaches Award, Brazill won the Player’s Player Award, Club Per­son of the Year went to strength coach Jor­dan Stares and Caitlin Bas­sett won the pub­lic-voted Player of the Sea­son.

Bas­sett was also named in the Di­a­monds team that will play for the Net­ball World Cup in Syd­ney from Au­gust 7 to 16.

Late last week, Fever had signed up Brazill, Med­hurst, Bas­sett and de­fender Josie JanzDaw­son for the 2016 sea­son.

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