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

Artistic Gymnastics
Cross Country
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rugby 7s
Snow Sports
Touch Football
Water Polo
Alice Mitchell
Amali Hilton
Jessica Bird
Emily Tan
Riley Crawford
Shivani Mehta
Imogen Gardiner
Paige Jackson
Lucy Glendinning
Amelie Yee
Rachel Lowe
Lara Richards
Sofia Metaxouli
Sophie Kavanagh
India Thomson
Brooke Laurie
Isabella Green
Kyra Wheatley
Elizabeth Hogg
Nica Frayne
Eloise Riley
Chiara Di Tommaso
Maddison Scott
Mackenzie Penn
Isabel Walker
Jessica Smith

2018 All-rounder of the Year

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
Jessica Colbran
Isobel Gosper
Shivani Mehta
Ashlie Edwards
Alice Mitchell
Eve Parker


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

Acrobatic Gymnastics
Baseball and Softball
Cross Country
Indoor Netball
Shennei Barber, Alexandra Heap, Antonia Maher
Kailyn Joseph
Elizabeth Hogg
Catherine Miller
Amelie Yee
Rachel Lowe, Julia Vignes
Sofia Metaxouli
Kyra Wheatley
Mackenzie Penn

Officiating Award 2018

Football Sophie Gregory
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

Eloise Riley


Sportsgirl of the Year Award 2018

Sofia Metaxouli