T&T senior national women's netball goal shoot, Kalifa Mc Collin has been short-listed among the ten nominees for the 2019 Vitality Netball Super League in England, "Player of the Season" award.
Three years, fellow T&T international, Samantha Wallace, now of the New South Wales Swifts in the Australian Suncorp Netball Super League copped the top award in England as a member of the Saracens Mavericks.
And three years, Mc Collin, who return to T&T yesterday to link up with the national team in training for the Vitality Netball World Cup carded for Liverpool, England, is hoping to become the second T&T player to lift the prestigious accolade.
Earlier this month, vice-captain Mc Collin, who shot 91 per cent accuracy on the season was voted as the Celtic Dragons “Player of the Year” awardee at their end-of-season awards function which was held at Cameo Club, Pontcanna, Cardiff, Wales on May 5.
This after she helped the club to a record number of wins in a season, 6 from 18 matches, four more than the previous two campaigns which both ended (2-16), and seventh on the ten-team table, their best placed finished since making the Grand Final of the competition back in 2013.
Overall, Mc Collin playing her second season with the club after lining up for Saracens Mavericks last year ended with 429 goals from 472 attempts, eighth best on the season.
In three seasons in the Vitality Netball Super League, two with Dragons, and one with Mavericks, she has amassed 1180 goals from 1304 attempts.
The other Player of the Year candidates include Chiara Semple (London Pulse), Emma Barrie (Strathclyde Sirens), Francesca Williams (Wasps Netball), Georgia Rowe (Severn Stars), Joyce Mvula (Manchester Thunder), Natalie Panagarry (Loughborough Lightning), Razia Quashie (Saracens Mavericks), Sigi Burger (Surrey Storm), Sophie Drakeford-Lewis (Team Bath).
The 2019 season will conclude on May 18, when two-time champions Wasps Netball comes up against former winners Manchester Thunder.
This after Wasps netball stung Loughborough Lightning 74-54 in their semifinal and Thunder held off Team Bath 57-54 last weekend at the Copper Box Arena, London, England.
Celtic Dragons end-of-season awards:
Players’ Player of the Year: Dee Bolakoro
Players’ Personality of the Year: Ellie Nawele
Most Improved of the Year: Abby Tyrrell
Coaches’ Player of the Year: Kyra Jones
Most Valuable Player: Kalifa Mc Collin