Denied by injury for a lengthy spell, dynamic little Wellington midcourter Whitney Souness finally got to showcase her impressive skill set with a breakout 2017 season for the Pulse.
A player of real quality, Souness had long been earmarked for a bright future after playing for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 2013 and attaining National Development Squad status in 2014-15.
First making the Pulse team in 2015, the then 19-year-old was good enough to earn a Silver Ferns trial the same year despite limited court appearances but was ruled out by a serious knee injury which kept her out of the game completely in 2016.
The mercurial little wing attack quickly made up for lost time in 2017, her speed off the mark, insightful feeding skills, change of direction off either foot, ability to off-load in the air and disruptive defensive work highlighting Souness’ abundant talent pool.
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