Congupna's Kate Jeffery has been selected in the All-Australian team following impressive performances for Notre Dame at the Australian Marist Netball Championships.MATTHEW GALEA July 1, 2014 3:05am
Notre Dame could not defend its Australian Marist Netball Championship title in Camden last week, but Congupna’s Kate Jeffery proved a shining light.
The Year 11 student was selected in the All-Australian team following the finish of the championships, after a string of outstanding performances in defence and midcourt.
Notre Dame came seventh out of the 18 teams at the championships, and Jeffery said her inclusion in the All-Australian team came as a surprise.
‘‘I didn’t think I’d played that well. I thought I was just okay, so it came as a bit of a surprise,’’ Jeffery said.
‘‘We were up there for four days and it was Camden in Sydney, which was a good experience.’’
Her inclusion wasn’t a shock to her coach, Jacqui Hudgson, who said the Congupna prodigy impressed all tournament.
‘‘We lost Zoe Boldiston in the first game, so it played with our rotations a bit and Kate had to play in centre as well as in goal defence, but she was our goal defence mainly,’’ Hudgson said.
‘‘Once she got herself into the first game, which wasn’t a great game for all of the girls, she really impressed.
‘‘Her interception skills were outstanding.’’
Jeffery was particularly impressive in a one-goal loss against Sale, and again against eventual winner Sacred Heart in a six-goal loss.
‘‘Her turnovers in those games were crucial to giving us any opportunity,’’ Hudgson said.
Ellie O’Sullivan also impressed for Notre Dame, while Sam Rennie was outstanding in making the highly-recommended team, despite being a late inclusion in the side courtesy of injury.
Notre Dame finished seventh out of 18 teams, with five new players from last year’s title-winning side and Hudgson hoped the experience the Year 11 girls gained kept the team in good stead for next year.
‘‘The conditions were horrendous and a few of the games we lost were very close, so we were probably better than our final ranking showed,’’ Hudgson said.
‘‘But I was so proud of the girls as a coach.’’
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