#6 Cara Koenen
- Position: GS/GA
- Previously Played With: Netball QLD Development
- Age: 25
- Height: 190cm
- Place of Birth: Magnetic Island, QLD
Sunshine Coast Lightning foundation player and Queensland local, Cara Koenen saw a breakout year in season 2020. Standing at 190cm, the shooter is mobile and energetic in the goal circle. Increased court time provided a foundation for Koenen to develop her craft, with the 25-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 was recognised for her efforts, named reserve shooter in the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball Team of the Year. Her strong form last season also saw her rewarded with Australian Origin Diamonds selection, taking part in the 2021 Constellation Cup series in New Zealand.