The Kilsyth Lady Cobras have signed 2018 SEABL champion Kara Tessari for their inaugural season in the NBL1.



Tessari joins the Lady Cobras following a standout debut SEABL season, averaging 11.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game for the league champion Bendigo Braves. Tessari was simply phenomenal from beyond the arc in 2018, leading all SEABL players in made three pointers (70) at an average of 2.9 makes per game. The 19 year old was ultra-efficient from deep, draining 50.7% of her three point attempts – good for second in the league – and trailing only fellow Lady Cobra, Lauren Nicholson.


“I’m really exited to be a Cobra for the upcoming 2019 season,” Tessari said.


“Kilsyth is an amazing club and I’m really looking forward to be taking on this new challenge with a really exciting list that Sam (Woosnam) has put together.”


Lady Cobras head coach Sam Woosnam is thrilled to have Tessari on board for the Lady Cobras debut in the NBL1, and believes the point guard is set to make significant strides in 2019.


“Kara is a player that has been on my radar for the past couple of seasons and I’m so happy she has made the move to Kilsyth,” Woosnam said.


“I am looking forward to her leading the group from the point guard position and working with her to develop her game even further. She is so enthusiastic and wants the best for the group and herself, and even in the short time she has been with us she has shown tremendous leadership skills that you need from a point guard.”


“I feel she will have a huge impact in the NBL1 this year.”


Tessari joins Nicholson, Klara Wischer and Kilsyth junior Clare Camac as the team’s first crop of NBL1 signings, with the Lady Cobras roster shaping up to be a dangerous one yet again in 2019.