Celebrating our finest sportswomen
Thursday 15 November, 2018
Every year in November, the College hosts the Pymble Sportswomen’s Awards Night to recognise students in Years 7 to 12 for their outstanding performances and their contribution and commitment to Pymble Sport.
In 2018, more than 120 students received awards including Athlete of the Year, All-rounder of the Year and the Strive for the Highest Award in a sporting discipline. The evening also recognised students from Representative teams and those who represented Australia in sport.
Master of Ceremony for the evening was our accomplished ex-student, journalist, author and TV and radio presenter, Melissa Doyle AM (1987).
The guest speaker was Layne Beachley AO, seven-time World Champion Surfer and the Founder and Director of her own charity, the Layne Beachley Foundation, Aim for the Stars, which, like Pymble, aims to empower young girls and women to fulfil their potential and to give back to the community that supported them on their journey.
The highest accolade of the evening, Sportsgirl of the Year 2018 was awarded to Year 12 student Sofia Metaxouli, whose accomplishments include:
- Australian U19 Ladies’ Indoor Netball Team (3rd year in a row)
- World Series 6s Competition – Runners up
- World Series 7s Competition – 3rd Place
- NSW Waratah U19 Ladies’ Indoor Netball Team.
- Pymble Senior Firsts Netball team (undefeated IGSSA Champions).
- Pymble Senior Firsts AFL team (undefeated AFL NSW Independent Girls School Competition Champions).
Year 12 student and Swimming Captain, Eloise Riley, was also acknowledged for receiving the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award 2018 earlier this year. Awarded by the Australian Olympic Committee, the Pierre de Coubertin award recognises secondary school students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sport.
“Our annual Sportswomen’s Awards Night is a celebration of our most passionate and accomplished athletes at Pymble; the girls and young women who have shown utmost dedication, outstanding attitudes and exceptional skills in their chosen sport or sports,” said Acting Principal, Mrs Julie Shaw.
“We congratulate our 2018 awards recipients for consistently upholding the College values and for striving for the highest in training, in friendly matches and in the thick of fierce competition. We are incredibly proud of the many accomplishments of our athletes in scarlet, navy and white,” Mrs Shaw said.
Congratulations and well done to all award winners and to all Pymble students, who have represented the College this year and contributed to Pymble Sport.
2018 Athlete of the Year
2018 All-rounder of the Year
All’ Ultimo Lavoro – Strive for the highest 2018
AFL – Maddison Scott, Sophie Huxley, Camilla Reynolds, Lousia Mitchell, Lauren Fahan-Smith, Sydney Auld, Lily Bougoure
Artistic Gymnastics – Jada Powell, Grace MacDonald, Lucy Clark, Samantha Berry
Athletics – Sienna Bond, Emilia Duncan, Imogen Gardiner, Georgie Purcell, Saskia Newman, Sally Guthrie, Alice Dixon, Nicole Freestone
Badminton – Eli Bass
Basketball – Olivia Anderson, Ella Cassin, Livia O’Dea, Abigail Tyler
Cricket – Annabel Maple-Brown
Cross Country – Georgina Sargent, Abigail Ballhausen, Georgie Purcell, Jessica Bird
Diving – Shakira Tyson, Anya Rudenko, Mikaela Ward, Emily Pearson, Samantha Scarr, Kennedy Cooper
Equestrian – Hannah Rockwell, Zara Ferrier
Fencing – Chloe Burton, Amelie Read, Isla Harris
Football – Emily Oppenheim, Eloise Jones, Olivia Carolan, Claudia Johnston, Lucia Massaro, Keely Rock, Sarah Hunter
Hockey – Annabel Sherrard, Harriet Smyth, Arabella Hamilton, Olivia Hunt, Pip Austin, Bronwyn Brereton
Netball – Audrey Little, Liesel Millard, Abbey Lowe, Ashlie Edwards, Madison Wade, Eve Parker, Gabriella Chippeck, Georgiana Ralphs
Rhythmic Gymnastics – Grace Li
Rowing – Phoebe Coles, Daisy Owen, Sophia Carmody, Sophie Graham, Ella Cassin
Rugby 7s – Pip Austin, Summer Hall, Ruby Nicholas, Victoria Makim, Jenna Coghill, Andie Kearns, Mackenzie Cooper
Sailing – Ella Gray, Alexandra Egan
Snowsports – Isabella Green, Claudia Braysich, Ella Wilson, Laura Wilson, Maddison Everingham
Softball – Jemma Charlin, Emma Manwaring
Surfing – Ananya Mahajan
Swimming – Georgia Peregrina, Claudia Neale, Claudia Fydler, Isabella Lee, Elizabeth Gan, Hayley Johnston, Bella Zhang, Adriana Fydler
Tennis – Zoe Jones, Lousia Parkinson, Karinna Yee, Tiarna Williams, Victoria Orr, Eleanor McNaught, Rachel Fong
Touch Football – Eliza De Laine, Saskia Newman, Ruby Nicholas, Tess Orton, Amy Oaten, Amy Bonthorne
Triathlon – Cayla Phillips, Jessica Bird, Lilian Huntley
Volleyball – Claire McMahon
Water Polo – Phoebe Kinsey, Samantha Lever, Holly Campbell
Australian Representative 2018
Officiating Award 2018
|Netball||Mia De Riz, Ella Koster, Jada Powell, Isabel Walker|
|Rugby 7s||Charlize Grace|
2018 Team of the Year
Senior 1st Netball Team – Abbey Lowe, Alice Mitchell, Ashlie Edwards, Audrey Little, Catherine Graham, Eve Parker, Georgiana Ralphs, Liesel Millard, Madison Wade, Sally Guthrie, Sofia Metaxouli
2018 Representative Team of the Year
Australian Schools Knockout Team (Athletics) – Cayla Phillips, Emily Bannister, Emilia Duncan, Jessica Bird, Charlotte Lowe, Ella Koster, Alice Dixon, Greta Andrews, Imogen Gardiner, Edita Grinbergs, Georgia Duncan, Ashlie Edwards, Nicole Freestone, Sienna Bond, Kristie Edwards, Amy Bonthorne, Sally Guthrie, Georgina Sargent, Catherine Miller, Imogen Breslin, Jada Powell, Annika Mountstephens
1ST VIII (Rowing) Allyson Campbell, Olivia Hunt, Hannah Westhuizen, India Thomson, Sophia Carmody, Eliza Johnson, Eliza Entwistle, Mackenzie Penn, Phoebe Coles
Pierre De Coubertin Award 2018
Sportsgirl of the Year Award 2018