Returning to her home city of Auckland last season, defender Elle Temu enjoyed an impressive first year with the Stars and will line up for a second in 2022. Getting the opportunity to play alongside the experienced Anna Harrison, and with plenty of on-court opportunities at both goal defence and goalkeeper, the 1.89m Temu came along in leaps and bounds. A mobile defender with an impressive wing span, Temu picked off plenty of intercept ball and formed a potent defensive line in the Stars make-up. A player with good timing, Temu also reads play astutely well from the defensive end. A former NZSS defender, Temu cut her teeth with the Pulse and is continuing to make promising strides with increased opportunities.