Fowler-Reid named Super Netball Player of the Year

By September 02, 2018

Jamaica international Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has been named as the Suncorp Super Netball Player of the Year following an outstanding season for the West Coast Fever.

Fowler-Reid joined West Coast from New Zealand’s ANZ Premiership last season and immediately made her new team title contenders.  Despite an outstanding showing, the shooter could not prevent a narrow defeat in the final by defending champions Sunshine Coast Lightning.  In that loss, the goal shooter went for a scorching 53 of 55 attempts.  Outside of that performance, the Jamaican was easily the league’s most dominant scorer.

Fowler Reid scored 783 goals, some 208 more than her closest rival and compatriot Romelda Aiken who netted 575 for the Queensland Firebirds.  The player was also a force on the boards after grabbing 35 offensive rebounds, this time second in the league behind Aiken who had 61. 

The unstoppable Fowler-Reid also set some other milestones throughout the season, which included netting a league record 66 goals in a match to guide her team to a 74-56 win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the first match of the season.

Her effort surpassed the previous mark of 50 goals.

 

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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