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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 16
Total Penalties (contact + obstruction) 194
Goal attempts 0
Deflections 49
Rebounds (Off) 0
Contact penalties 126
Matches played 12
Centre pass receives 14
Obstruction penalties 68
Minutes played 678
Turnovers 13
Goal percentage 0
Pickups 29
Intercepts 24
Goals 0