Kilsyth veteran and fan favourite Sarah Parsons has re-signed with the Lady Cobras for the 2018 SEABL season.
After missing the 2016 with the birth of her first child, Parker, Parsons looked right at home in 2017, helping lead the Lady Cobras to another regular season championship. The 300 game SEABL star averaged 6.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.3apg during 2017 and finished the regular season with a flurry of strong performances. Over the final seven games of the regular season, Parsons boosted her numbers to an impressive 9.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, highlighted by a 15 assist performance – highest assist total by any player in the league during 2017 – in a win over Albury-Wodonga.
Though she finished the season strong, Parsons and the Lady Cobras ultimately fell short of their goal of winning the SEABL championship, losing to Geelong in the East Conference Grand Final. Narrowly missing out on playing for a national championship, Parsons decision to postpone retirement and play on for a fourteenth SEABL season was an easy one.
“After a disappointing end to last season, I felt that I needed to go around again to try and help our team challenge for a championship,” Parsons said.
“In particular Sam (Lady Cobras coach Sam Woosnam) and the girls who have been through this for the past four years – I really want to see them win a title.”
Woosnam is thrilled to have the heart and soul of the Lady Cobras back on board for 2018, with Parsons’ leadership and unwavering intensity set to give Kilsyth a big boost for the season ahead.
“As coaches we love everything that Sarah brings to the team,” Woosnam said.
“2017 saw Sarah take on a much bigger role than expected in her comeback season, and to have her on board again in 2018 is nothing but positive news for us. She will play an important role in helping the team gel and her never say die attitude, passion and competitiveness to win games is infectious.”
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