Netball - Marist Netball Carnival (Issue 4 2017)

Written on the 29 June 2017

23rd Annual Marist Netball Carnival 2017 Champions twice in a row!

On Sunday 18 June, the SHC Open A Netball side flew to Canberra and drove to Red Bend Catholic College in Forbes, NSW to partake in the 23rd Australian Marist Netball Carnival. The SHC side was one of 17 schools from around Australia to make the trip for a chance to take home the title of Marist Champions 2017. This title had previously been achieved by SHC in 2001, 2014 and 2016. The returning champions were keen to defend their title under the guidance of Captain, Bec Allchurch and Vice Captain, Sophie Agostino.

Day one of match play saw the SHC team face eight College's from around Australia in a carnival style format. The SHC team managed some injuries and performed brilliantly dropping only one match for the day to finish 2nd place and progress through to the top 8 Championship draw for day two. On the second day, the SHC team matched up against seven College's in the Championship top eight, finishing in 2nd place and progressing through to the finals.

On the morning of the final day, SHC faced Lavalla College, Victoria in the Semi Final. After being down five goals at half time, the SHC girls stormed home with a seven goal turn around to win by two goals and progress to the Grand Final against Sale Catholic College, Victoria. Down a break at half time in the Grand Final to Sale (5-7), the SHC girls remained calm under pressure and showed true Hearts' spirit in the second half to take the Marist title for 2017 by one goal at the final siren. The 10 strong side was well deserving of the title of Marist Champions, Congratulations!

SHC Marist Netball team:
Bec Allchurch - Captain
Sophie Agostino - Vice Captain - All Australian Marist team selection 2017
Emma Stockman -  All Australian 'highly recommended' Marist team selection 2017
Courtney Summers
Elouise Whitford
Annie Hunter - All Australian 'highly recommended' Marist team selection 2017 Grace Donnell - All Australian Marist team selection 2017
Grace Robins - All Australian Marist team selection 2017
Jacque Dignam
Jemma Mackrill
Player of the Day - Day 1 - Jacque Dignam
Player of the Day - Day 2 - Grace Robins
Player of the Day - Day 3 - Sophie Agostino.

A huge thank you our amazing team Manager, Prue Wilkosz, and to Principal, Steve Byrne, and all our travelling families who provided so much support to the SHC team in Forbes.

Alex Penhall



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