Two Corowa-Rutherglen netballers took out awards at the recent Ovens and Murray League’s Morris Medal night.
Emily Laracy, who plays wing defence, took out the prestigious Rising Star netball award, while Bec Kuschert won the C Grade Sullivan’s Hair Coaches Choice award.
Corowa-Rutherglen Football Netball Club President Graham Hosier congratulated both netballers.
“Rising Star is a very prestigious award and we are all very proud of Emily,” he said.
“It’s especially significant for Emily, she’s only 17, and I know it’s a young award but to get that and play the games she did is a tribute to her talent and the hard work she puts in.
“Apparently it was unanimous that she got it, so she’s a bright spark for the future.
“Our netballers had a terrific season and while they didn’t make finals, they played well throughout the year.
“Like everything you need to fine tune it, so hopefully we are working up to playing finals next season.”
Laracy, whose A grade side narrowly missed the top five this year, edged out fellow nominees Jess Miles and Claudia McKimmie (Wodonga) and Alyssa Donaldson and Georgia Thomas (Wodonga Raiders) for the Rising Star award.
Hosier also congratulated Bec in the C Grade side.
“C grade were comprehensively beaten every week but they kept turning up and it’s a credit to the effort of the coaches and obviously the players to keep going,” he said.
“The award is a fantastic thing for Bec, well deserved.”