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Phoenix Karaka

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

Following stints with the Pulse and Steel, athletic defender Phoenix Karaka returned to her home city of Auckland and the Mystics in 2018.

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. An experienced player, Karaka will be a leader in the Mystics defensive end this year.

Stats by season

Rebounds 17
Total Penalties (contact + obstruction) 164
Goal attempts 0
Deflections 38
Rebounds (Off) 0
Contact penalties 113
Matches played 11
Centre pass receives 31
Obstruction penalties 51
Minutes played 623
Turnovers 31
Goal percentage 0
Pickups 15
Intercepts 29
Goals 0
Feeds 2