Jamaica and West Coast Fever star goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler has been named Super Netball player of the year for the third consecutive season.
In another standout year, the 31-year-old played a crucial part in leading her team to the Grand Final, where they lost to the Melbourne Vixens. For the third straight year, Fowler was the league’s highest goal scorer with 979 points at an accuracy rate of 94 per cent. She also scored more than 50 points in 16 of the 17 matches she played.
The Jamaican was understandably proud of the accomplishment.
“To have won the Suncorp Super Netball Player of the Year award for the third consecutive year, it’s no longer the mere feeling of being elated, it’s much more,” Fowler said.
“I’m beyond honoured and moved by this, and I’m not easily moved, pun intended, to be recognised for something I’m extremely passionate about.”
Fowler was also named as the goal shooter in the Super Netball Team of the Year, also for a third straight time.
Another Jamaican, Shamera Sterling, (Adelaide Thunderbirds) was named as a reserve defender.
The news was a rare bright spot for Fowler’s Fever who were on Monday fined $300,000 for breaching the competition’s salary cap in 2018 and 2019, leading to a loss of 12 points next season.