Two Of Lightning’s Own Named In SSN Team Of The Year

Two Sunshine Coast Lightning athletes have been given the nod in Suncorp Super Netball’s Team of the Year after a dominating throughout the season.

Karla Pretorius has been named at Goal Defence for a third consecutive season, capping off another elite season of netball from the South African.

The accolade is in addition to the defender’s third consecutive Lightning Player of the Year award title.

Cara Koenen was also recognised after a breakout season in the goal circle, being named Reserve Shooter in the 2020 Team of the Year.

The 24-year-old shot 491 goals at 89% accuracy and provided a versatile tall target in Lightning’s attack.

The lineup was announced at the Australian Netball Awards tonight, which was streamed online for the first time in history due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 The stream was exclusive to Telstra TV and all Netball Live app users.