#6 Cara Koenen
- Position: GS/GA
- Previously Played With: Netball QLD Development
- Age: 24
- Height: 190cm
- Place of Birth: Magnetic Island, QLD
Sunshine Coast Lightning foundation player and Queensland local, Cara Koenen saw a breakout year in her development in season 2019. Standing at 190cm, the shooter is mobile and energetic in the goal circle. After serving an apprenticeship of sorts under Caitlin Bassett for two years, 2019 saw Koenen earn more court time at Goal Shooter. 2020 proved to be a breakout season for the 24-year-old, announcing herself as a form shooter in the competition alongside fellow Diamond squad member, Steph Wood. The versatility of Lightning’s line-up has also seen her venture into Goal Attack, developing her combination with Peace Proscovia.
Koenen’s strong form last season also saw her rewarded with Australian Origin Diamonds squad selection.