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Phoenix Karaka

  • GK
  • GD
  • DOB: 06/11/1993
  • Height: 186cm

Joining the Mystics for 2018, Silver Ferns defender Phoenix Karaka will ply her trade out of her home city of Auckland for the first time following stints with the Pulse and Steel.

A member of the 2013 NZU21 gold medal-winning World Youth Cup team, Karaka went on to debut for the Silver Ferns in 2014. Comfortable playing both in-circle defensive positions, Karaka has a strong all-round skill set with her movement, ball handling and ability in the air. Showing her versatility, athleticism and adaptability, Karaka was a key component in the midcourt for the FAST5 Ferns winning exploits during the 2016 FAST5 World Series.

Stats by season

Rebounds 2
Total Penalties (contact + obstruction) 49
Goal attempts 0
Deflections 11
Rebounds (Off) 0
Contact penalties 37
Matches played 4
Centre pass receives 8
Obstruction penalties 12
Minutes played 197
Turnovers 5
Goal percentage 0
Pickups 9
Intercepts 10
Goals 0