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Emerging Opals and Emerging Boomers squads announced for 30th Summer Universiade

The Emerging Opals and the Emerging Boomers have both announced their squads to compete at the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy.

The Emerging Opals squad welcomes back Abigail Wehrung, Alex Sharp, Keely Froling and Lauren Scherf who will return to defend their gold medal winning feats from two years ago in Taipei.

Froling, Scherf, and Wehrung are joined by fellow WNBL players Anneli Maley, Lara McSpadden,

Stephanie Reid and Maddi Rocci, with Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Seattle Storm’s number 12 draft pick Eziyoda Magbegor adding a wealth of experience to this already talented


The Emerging Opals squad announced as follows:

Maddi Rocci - Victoria - Swinburne/ Victoria University Bachelor of Sport Development

Stephanie Reid - Victoria - Curtin University Bachelor of Primary Education

Abigail Wehrung - Victoria - University of Canberra Bachelor of Business

Alex Sharp - Victoria - Wake Forest Bachelor of Psychology

Keely Froling - Queensland - University of Canberra Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Anneli Maley - Victoria - LCI Melbourne Bachelor of Graphic Design

Alicia Froling - Queensland - Southern Methodist University Bachelor of Psychology

Lara McSpadden - New South Wales - The University of Sydney Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Eziyoda Magbegor - Victoria - Deakin University Bachelor of Psychology (HONS.)

Lauren Scherf - Victoria - Victoria University Bachelor of Sports Science

Jasmine Simmons - New South Wales - Oregon State University Bachelor of Psychology


Shannon Seebohm - Head Coach

Cherie Cordoba - Coach

Mark Wrobel - Coach

Trudy Pearce -Team Manager

Casey Abblitt - Physiotherapist

The Emerging Boomers return to the Summer Universiade boosted by the inclusion of Brisbane Bullets player Will Magnay.

Another one to watch is Duke University’s Jack White who will be looking to impress and improve on the Emerging Boomers 9th placed finish at the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei two years ago.

The Emerging Boomers will be boosted by the inclusion of four student-athletes who are honing their skills in the USA and Hawaii.

The Emerging Boomers squad announced as follows:

Alex Mudronja - South Australia - St Mary’s/ Adelaide 36ers Bachelor of Communications

Dejan Vasiljevic - Victoria - University of Miami Bachelor of Sports Administration

George Blagojevic - Victoria - University of Hartford Bachelor of Business Management

Jack White - Victoria - Duke Bachelor of Sociology

Jock Perry - Victoria - St Mary’s Bachelor of Environmental Science

Kyle Zunic - New South Wales - Winthropp University Bachelor of Sports Management

Tanner Krebs - Tasmania - St Mary’s Bachelor of Marketing

Will Magnay - Queensland - Open Universities/ University of South Australia Bachelor of Business

Kyrin Galloway - University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bachelor of Finance

Isaac White - South Australia - Stanford - Bachelor of Arts

Jonah Antonio - University of Las Vegas Nevada Bachelor of Communications

Jack Purchase - University of Hawaii Bachelor of Social Science


Rob Beveridge - Head Coach

Adam Forde - Coach

Jamie O’Loughlin - Coach

Joe Tertzakian - Team Manager

Jamie Phillips - Physiotherapis

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