Lynx race to sign Schwagmeyer
Perth Lynx have suffered a blow ahead of tonight’s home game against the Dandenong Rangers, with star import Courtney Williams ruled out because of a shoulder injury.
Williams injured her left AC joint diving for a ball against Melbourne last weekend and could be sidelined for the next three games.
Williams’ injury follows Toni Farnworth breaking her left wrist during pre-season and leaves the Lynx without two of their best players.
Perth have applied for SBL MVP Alison Schwagmeyer to replace Williams against Dandenong.
She dominated last season for Lakeside and won the league MVP by a whopping 33 votes.
The 27-year-old American has been training with the Lynx since pre-season and is attempting to become a permanent Australian resident.
The Lynx are trying to complete the required paperwork for her to play tonight.
“It’d be a dream come true,” Schwagmeyer said. “I’m excited. If I get to play I will try to bring some energy and some intangibles, get some rebounds and do whatever the team needs me to do to get the win.
“It’s been a while in the making.
“It’s a really cool atmosphere with the team and I have been at practice every day, so I’d like to get on the court.”
Tonight’s match will see former Lynx pair Tessa Lavey and Carley Mijovic return to face their former teammates for the first time.
They returned to Victoria after two seasons in Perth and have reunited with close friends Sara Blicavs and Tayla Roberts.
The quartet played for the AIS as teenagers.