#8 Maddy McAuliffe
- Position: WD/C
- Previously Played With: Netball QLD Development
- Age: 25
- Height: 180cm
- Place of Birth: Townsville, QLD
Sunshine Coast Foundation player Maddy McAuliffe has been instrumental at Wing Defence for Lightning in recent seasons. Smart and strategic, the 25-year-old has been compared to former Lightning captain Laura Langman and Diamonds legend Julie Corletto.
The athletic midcourter is a natural-born leader. Dogged in defence, she was also highly competitive when given increased opportunities at Centre in 2020. McAuliffe has experience representing Australia at both 19/U and 21/U level.
McAuliffe was recognised with the Team Spirit Award in 2020.