Not everyone can go through a season undefeated. Some teams are at different stages where they are rebuilding, bring in younger players, and trying to set themselves up for the future.
UTS Womens Honours Overview (from Nam)
With many new young and enthusiastic players, 2013 was going to be a year of rebuilding for the Women’s Honours Team.
After winning the championship in 2010 and 2011, 2012 was a disappointing season not qualifying for the finals. A fresh squad was selected for 2013 with the majority of players only 18-20 years old. The team was lead by 3 veteran players in Captain Wendy Edwards, Nat Frostick and Bruna Polegato.
The team finish third on the ladder beating Sydney Uni, UNSW and Dragons in the double round robin. Manly and the Cedars proved to be too good with their experience and skill.
Though it was a good game, unfortunately Manly were once again too strong in the semi finals. A disappointing bronze medal playoff against the Dragons resulted in the UTS team settling for fourth place in the end.
Though the final game was not great, the players have done well this year with so much improvement. Hopefully the progress will continue over the next few years and with a little more experience I am confident this will be a great team in the future.
Well done girls, be proud of what you have achieved this year, learn from your experiences and I look forward to many more seasons with you all.