Kilsyth Lady Cobras SARAH PARSONS have been named the inaugural SEABL Defensive Player of the Year.

Sarah Parsons has played the entire season as an undersized forward, giving up centimetres to opponents’ on a weekly basis, but continues to torment her opposition with her tenacious defence.  Parsons finished second in steals with 2.8 per game and was also ranked ninth (6.2 per game) in defensive rebounds.  Sarah received 11 votes for the season to win the award ahead of NW Tasmania Thunders’ Emily Fryters and Ballarat Lady Miners Lynly Doherty.

After winning the Australian Youth Player award in season 2007, Sarah has improved her game further this year and helped her team finish fourth with a 15-9 regular season record.  Parsons showed her defensive skills last week in the SEABL first semi final, containing Launceston Import Crista Hays to 12pts and 7rebs, all well below her regular season average.

Kilsyth Cobras SEABL Statistical Top 10


9th Points – Clare Papavs 16.38 per game
1st Free throw percentage – Desiree Glaubitz 84%
4th Offensive Rebounds – Sarah Parsons 4.05 per game
9th Defensive Rebounds – Sarah Parsons 6.18 per game
7th Total Rebounds – Sarah Parsons 10.23 per game
2nd Assists – Sarah Parsons 5.09 per game
3rd Assists – Desiree Glaubitz 5.00 per game
6th Assists – Erica McMenamin 3.75 per game
2nd Steal – Sarah Parsons 2.82 per game

Golden Hands
Sarah Parsons 4.95
3rd Desiree Glaubitz 3.87
10th Erica McMenamin 1.71

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8th Points – Zach Malvik 21.14 per game
9th Points – Joe Werner 20.92 per game
5th Field Goal Percentage – Joe Werner 54.9%
10th Field Goal Percentage – Adam Jackson 48.1%
2nd Offensive Rebounds – Joe Werner 4.35 per game
10th Offensive Rebounds – Paul Burgess 2.96 per game
1st Defensive Rebounds – Joe Werner 10.19 per game
1st Total Rebounds – Joe Werner 14.54 per game
5th Assists – Jon Lee 4.17 per game
6th Steals – Jon Lee 1.3 per game
8th Steals – Joe Werner 1.27 per game
10th Steals – Gerard Leonard 1.24 per game
5th Turnovers – Zach Malvik 4.14 per game

Golden Hands
Jon Lee 2.78
10th Gerard Leonard 2.08

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