The Race to Win Player of the Year

With only a few more rounds to go before the 2016 Samsung Queensland State Netball League Finals Series begins, the race for the Player of the Year Award is nearing the finish line.

 

The list of the top five athletes with the most points so far in each of the divisions was released last week following the league’s halfway mark, but those lists are by no means final. There are still several rounds remaining, and any one of the leading players could move into the top spot.

 

While Division One and Division Two City both have a big gap between the first and second positions, Magnetic North Steelcats Goal Attack Rosie Baker is holding onto the top spot for Division Two Country by a single point.

 

Baker, who also played with the Steelcats last year, has had a great season with the team so far.

 

“It feels really good to be sitting on top the leaderboard after working so hard with the rest of the girls this season,” Baker said.

“We have all worked really hard as a team this year.”

 

Their hard work is clear, with two of Baker’s teammates Chloe Cooper and Rechelle Kealley also close behind her with six points each.

 

In Division One, it’s the Brisbane North Cougars’ player Laura Scherian who is leading the pack with a total of 14 points, an eight-point lead over second place.

 

Eden Cassidy from the Suncoast Lynx is currently sitting in the top position in the Division Two City with a total of 11 points.

 

While both of those gaps are significant, it would only take a few standout performances from any one of the other players in the top five to move into the top position.

 

The final standings in each division won’t be released until the 2016 Queensland Netball Awards in October of this year.