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Shannon Saunders

  • C
  • WD
  • WA
  • DOB: 11/10/1990
  • Height: 178cm

Rock-solid midcourter Shannon Saunders makes a welcome return to the Steel after missing last season with the birth of her first child. She joined the Steel in 2012 and apart from spending last season on maternity leave, has been a permanent fixture ever since. Thriving in the environment, Saunders topped her performance levels in 2021 when taking over the captaincy of a young team with impressive results. Through the years, she has continued to showcase the drive and athletic ability that led to her first Silver Ferns call-up in 2013. A tireless, no-frills type of player, Saunders is a whole-hearted performer who can match it with the best through her dogged determination, relentless commitment, fitness and ability to execute. Saunders offers invaluable experience and strong leadership to the side. She was a member of the victorious 2019 Silver Ferns World Cup-winning team while also winning bronze at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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