Two Lynx named in 2019 Opals squad

January 10, 2019 | Perth Lynx news

Lauren Mansfield and Katie-Rae Ebzery have been named in the 2019 Australian Opals squad, ahead of the Asia Cup and the beginning of the 2020 Olympics qualifiers.

Head coach Sandy Brondello had the opportunity to visit WNBL games through the season to help name the squad.

“I think the overall standard of the WNBL has gotten better. I am seeing more improved skills as individuals and as a team. The competition is fierce and the physicality and speed continues to get better which are all pleasing aspects for me,” she said.

The team will meet on the Gold Coast in April for training camp, and then again in Phoenix, Arizona in July before the team for the Asia Cup is announced in August.

“With so much at stake, every camp and the games we have together will be crucial to continue our development and chemistry as a team so that we are performing at our best when it matters,” said Brondello.

The January 2019 Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals squad:

Rebecca Allen Basket90 Gydinia, Poland
Abby Bishop PEAC Pecs, Hungary
Stephanie Blicavs Adelaide Lightning
Sara Blicavs Jayco Rangers
Alexandra Bunton Brydens Sydney Uni Flames
Elizabeth Cambage Shanxi Xing Rui Flame, Taiyuan, Shanxi China
Rebecca Cole Jayco Rangers
Katie Ebzery Perth Lynx
Darcee Garbin JCU Townsville Fire
Cayla George Deakin Melbourne Boomers
Kelsey Griffin University of Canberra Capitals
Tessa Lavey Jayco Rangers
Tess Madgen JCU Townsville Fire
Eziyoda Magbegor Deakin Melbourne Boomers
Lauren Mansfield Perth Lynx
Leilani Mitchell University of Canberra Capitals
Lauren Nicholson Adelaide Lightning
Jenna O’Hea Deakin Melbourne Boomers
Lauren Scherf University of Canberra Capitals
Nicole Seekamp Adelaide Lightning
Alanna Smith Stanford University
Stephanie Talbot Deakin Melbourne Boomers
Marianna Tolo University of Canberra Capitals
Tahlia Tupaea Brydens Sydney Uni Flames
Kristy Wallace University of Canberra Capitals
Sami Whitcomb Lattes Montpellier, France
Alex Wilson Brydens Sydney Uni Flames