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Jennifer O'Connell

  • GS
  • DOB: 16/06/1997
  • Height: 193cm

After making her debut in 2017, towering young shooter Jennifer O’Connell has become an influential figure in the Steel team.

The 1.93m goal shoot makes her return in 2019 after a defining 2018 season. In her first season as a regular starting player, the promising Dunedin-born O’Connell shouldered the responsibility with great effect. Physically stronger, O’Connell added more variety to her game through greater movement, a strong standing jump and accuracy. O’Connell finished with an impressive season under her belt and is poised to build on the foundations. Looking at a promising future, O’Connell was named in the 2018-19 Silver Ferns Development Squad and 2018 NZA team.

Stats by season

Rebounds 0
Total Penalties (contact + obstruction) 12
Goal attempts 129
Deflections 2
Rebounds (Off) 8
Contact penalties 10
Matches played 10
Centre pass receives 0
Obstruction penalties 2
Minutes played 160
Turnovers 22
Goal percentage 76
Pickups 6
Intercepts 0
Goals 98
Feeds 3