The Brydens Sydney Uni Flames have bolstered their roster for the 2020-21 WNBL season with the signing of talented guard, Alison Schwagmeyer.
Hailing from Illinois, Schwagmeyer began her professional career in Europe before moving to Perth and becoming a dominant force in WA’s State Basketball League, three times winning the league’s MVP and being named in the WSBL All-Star Five.
She made her WNBL debut as an injury replacement player with Perth in October 2017, before signing on for two more seasons and becoming an integral part of the Lynx starting five.
Now a permanent Australian resident, Schwagmeyer averaged 15.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2 assists per game last season, as well as picking up WNBL Sixth Woman of the Year honours. She is now looking forward to continuing her basketball journey with the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Flames. After a couple of talks with Katrina I felt comfortable that this was the right move for me” Schwagmeyer shared.
“I think it’s a great opportunity with the Kings and the Flames working together now under the same ownership group. It will be nice to get a fresh start, and what better city to do it in than Sydney”.
“I’m looking forward to integrating my leadership and experience, with my competitiveness and work ethic, to help create a good culture with Frog and the Flames this season” Schwagmeyer said.
Flames Head Coach Katrina Hibbert was also looking forward to welcoming Alison into the group.
“Swags, as everyone will fondly start to know her as, had a stand-out season in Perth last season and was rewarded with Sixth Woman of the Year for the WNBL 2019-20 season” Hibbert shared.
“She has worked hard to become one of the most respected guards in the league so I’m very excited to welcome her to the Flames, and I know she will be an instant leader for our team”.
“What stands out about Alison is her mental and physical toughness, and her willingness to compete is some of the best in the league. Pair that with the players we have already signed and we are starting to build a group of players with a never-give-up attitude which is the style of play and culture we want as a team”.
Schwagmeyer joins Lauren Mansfield, Anneli Maley and Lauren Scherf as contracted players for the upcoming WNBL season which is set to tip-off on November 20. More player announcements will be announced over the coming weeks.