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Phoenix Karaka

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

Taking time out for the birth of her first child last season, athletic defender Phoenix Karaka will return fulltime to the Mystics in 2022. At the peak of her powers when embracing the captaincy in 2019-20 and thriving with the extra responsibility, Karaka delivered an outstanding return in 2019 to earn an international recall and a spot in the Silver Ferns Netball World Cup winning team. Karaka has an impressive pedigree, including being a member of the 2013 NZU21 gold medal-winning World Youth Cup team. 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, Karaka was a key component in the midcourt for the FAST5 Ferns winning exploits during the 2016 FAST5 World Series.

Stats by season

Goals 2
Goal attempts 4
Goal percentage 50.00
Centre pass receives 70
Rebounds (Off) 0
Rebounds 17
Deflections 41
Pickups 25
Intercepts 19
Turnovers 14
Contact penalties 69
Obstruction penalties 53
Total Penalties (contact + obstruction) 122
Minutes played 642
Matches played 13
Feeds 5