In 2017, we welcome a new Head Coach to our Senior Women, but in the same breath, the return of arguably the greatest player to come through our pathway in Katrina Hibbert. Katrina is a Wildcat junior who represented the Opals most notably at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, attended Louisiana State University (LSU), played for Seattle Storm in the WNBA and won WNBL MVP’s. Her playing record is tough to beat, but now a teacher at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Katrina is developing an impressive coaching record, winning the Senior Women’s State Championship coaching Hume City in 2016 and now an Assistant Coach for the WNBL Melbourne Boomers. However the Eltham Wildcats is home to ‘Frog’ and she is back to help get our Senior Women’s team back up the ladder. The team will have have a strong Wildcats junior influence. We see the return of 2015 league All Star 5 member Olivia Bontempelli, Simone Ruedin has returned from the US College system and comes home to the Wildcats alongside Georgia Dale, Ally Bates, Jacqui Kitto, Ash McBean and more! The pathway for our girls to the state league is genuine as proven by the squad that Hibbert has put together.