2017 Molten Waratah League MVP
Molten Waratah League Championship Men MVP Tyler Monroe!
Maitland Mustangs import Tyler Monroe is an introductory member to the Molten Waratah League, and has secured the most highly decorated award in what has been a phonemical season for the American. Tyler this season has been able to claim numerous other awards, which include leading point scorer, leading rebounder, as well as a position in the 2017 All Star 5.
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Molten Waratah League Championship Women MVP Casey Samuels!
Casey Samuels has been at the forefront of the Bankstown Bruins this season, helping guide the side from a forgettable 2016 campaign to being a finalist at the 2017 Molten Waratah League Finals.
Casey led the league in scoring this season, topping the charts with 338 points and finishing the regular season averaging 22.5 points.
“I am really excited and honoured as I have never won this award before. Big thanks to my team for making it a great year!” – Casey Samuels
Division 1 Men
Molten Waratah League Division 1 Men MVP Brett Foster!
Brett Foster is a season veteran within the league, and after over 300 games for the Bankstown Bruins, Brett has claimed the top prize; as well as a position in the 2017 All Star 5.
The centre this season has secured 231 points, with an average of 13.5 points per games. The Bruins will make a long awaited appearance at finals weekend this year, after finishing as minor premiers within the league.
“At my age it is unexpected and means a lot. It is an honour to receive this award as voted by my peers” – Brett Foster
Division 1 Women
Molten Waratah League Division 1 Women MVP Kate Bellamy!
The Shoalhaven Tigers have waited seven years for Kate Bellamy to return home, and they couldn’t have dreamt for a better season for the 2017 MVP.
The Tigers went more than halfway through the season undefeated, with Kate securing the leading point scorer for the Division 1 Women’s competition.
“Firstly, what an honour to be recognised to begin with. Feels great to be able to receive this award while being back at my home association. I have not played with Shoalhaven for 7 years. It is a great achievement and it is great to receive it back at home”. – Kate Bellamy
Division 1 Youth League Men
Molten Waratah League Division 1 Youth League Men MVP Makuach Maluach!
The high scoring machine that is Makuach Maluach, has this season been crowned the 2017 MVP from the Blacktown Storm.
Makuach has also been able to secure leading point scorer in 2017, averaging 32.4 points per game. This year the Blacktown Storm will make their first appearance at finals weekend.
“The award means a lot to me. We as a team have had our ups and downs throughout the season but have pulled through. Although I have received this individual award a lot of credit goes to the team and coaching staff. I am thankful to the coaching staff for allowing me to play and for giving me the opportunity to do what I do” – Makuach Maluach
Division 1 Youth League Women
Molten Waratah League Division 1 Youth League Women MVP Madeline Norris!
Securing 491 points this season, Madeline Norris from the Sutherland Sharks has been crowned the 2017 MVP. Madeline finished every game this season in double figures, and aiding in her other achievement of the League’s leading point scorer.
“I feel honoured to receive this award. Would like to thank my team mates and coaching staff for a great season” – Madeline Norris
Division 2 Youth League Men
Molten Waratah League Division 1 Youth League Women MVP Matthew Gray!
The Bathurst Goldminers Forward Matthew Gray, has finished the season in the All Star 5, the league’s leading point scorer and the overall grand prize for the Division 2 Youth League Men. Matthew average 35.7 points per game, with his highest record in 2017 being 62 points against the St. George Saints.
“I Would like to thank my team mates and coaching staff who have helped and assisted me with receiving the award” – Matthew Gray