Zoe’s stellar season
Over the weekend Marlin star Zoe Arancini was officially crowned the 2019 AWL MVP for the league, winning the Debbie Watson Medal!🏅
🤽♀️Zoe scored a whopping 64 goals from 20 games (2nd most in the league) and was also named in the 2019 AWL All Star Team. With 7 goals across the 3 finals games in Sydney, (including 3 in the Gold medal match), Zoe was a driving force in the Marlins claiming Silver medals in the finals.
Zoe has the ability to not only turn games on their heads with her powerful goal-scoring capabilities, but she is also the ultimate team player and will always look to get her team mates in to the game. Her experience as an Olympian and Australian Stinger really helped out a young Marlins outfit and was a big reason in the Marlins success this year.
Well done on a terrific season Zoe!
Zoe was recently interviewed in The West Australian about representing Australia at the olympics. Have a read of the article here: https://thewest.com.au/sport/olympic-games/olympic-games-2020-wa-waterpolo-star-zoe-arancini-reveals-mental-torture-of-competing-ng-b881151226z?fbclid=IwAR19JGQ1Xu2YIjsFczeKM0OLl4bIQV-Iexk_jlJ_jZItTpAChbvv_hK-CGU
Joel Swift and Luke Pavillard named in the 2019 AWL All Star Team
The Mariners were a joy to watch this year, scoring a team total of 221 goals from 18 games, the most of any team in the competition. Our skipper Joel Swift and goal-scorer Luke Pavillard were big factors in the team’s success this year, and were acknowledged on their efforts by being named in the 2019 AWL All-Star Team.
Swift was inspirational as captain and really helped paved the way for his team-mates to follow. His experience as a Rio Olympian and Australian representative was vital. Swift scored 33 goals from just 13 games, going at an average of 2.5 goals per game.
After returning from America where he claimed back to back Player of the year Awards in the Golden Coast Conference playing for Pacific Water Polo, Luke Pavillard had a massive season for the Mariners. Pavillard scored a whopping 52 goals from 16 games (3.25 goals per game), including 4 goals in the Bronze medal match.
Well done on great seasons boys!