Nicholson reflects on award-winning season with Flames

April 9, 2024 | Sydney Flames news

The WNBL24 season was an incredible one for Lauren Nicholson in more ways than one.

She was first named the competition’s Defensive Player of the Year at the WNBL’s end-of-season awards evening in February – not to mention finishing second to Melbourne’s Jordin Canada in the MVP award.

The 31-year-old was then announced as part of the Australian Opals’ 26-person squad for her 2024 Paris Olympic Games in March.


Most recently, she claimed four of the five Sydney Flames’ awards on offer for the 2023-24 season, including MVP, Players’ Player, Defensive Player of the Year and Fans and Members’ MVP.

Upon reflecting on her amazing first year back in Sydney with the Hoops Capital club, Nicholson was extremely grateful of all the recognition.

“It means a lot to win some awards, especially with a club that is so special to me,” said Nicholson, who is currently playing with Spar Girona in Spain.

“It was nice to be recognised as an individual but I would take winning a championship over any award.

“The Players Player award was by far the one that meant the most.

“The relationships I make with people throughout a season and my career are so important to me.

“I was surrounded by great individuals this past season so I feel humbled in receiving this award.”

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