Following a breakthrough year in 2016, talented young defender Michaela Sokolich-Beatson has continued to enhance her credentials in leaps and bounds. Named for the first time in 2018, the talented 22-year old is an example of the next generation of Silver Fern ready to create a legacy of their own in the black dress.
A product of Whangaparoa College, Sokolich-Beatson was first chosen for the Northern Mystics in 2016 and is where she has remained for the last four seasons. An impressive 2019 season saw her efforts recognised with inclusion in the wider Netball World Cup programme.
An outstanding athlete, Sokolich-Beatson is a tireless and effective defender. Skilled both in the circle and out on wing defence, she offers versatility and a fierce determination for the ball. Her strong leadership skills held her in good stead as the captain of the triumphant NZU21 team at the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana in 2017.
Originally named as a non-travelling reserve, Sokolich-Beatson is on standby with the Silver Ferns in case required as injury cover for Katrina Rore.
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