WNBL Off-Season Signings 2018

Comings and goings in preparation for the 2018/19 WNBL season. Last updated 25 April 2018.

“Presumed Re-signed” means the player was not on the WNBL Free Agents’ List published on 5 February 2018.

ADELAIDE LIGHTNING

Listed as Free Agents: Abby Bishop, Sara Elsworthy, Ruth Hamblin Canada, Jessica Good, Laura Hodges, Shannon McKay, Vanessa Panousis

Presumed Re-Signed: Chelsea Brook, Aimee Clydesdale, Anneli Maley, Lauren Nicholson, Natalie Novosel United States of America, Colleen Planeta United States of America, Nicole Seekamp

BENDIGO SPIRIT

Listed as Free Agents: Rachel Banham United States of America, Ahlise Hurst, Ashleigh Karaitiana New Zealand, Betnijah Laney United States of America, Heather Oliver, Jess Rennie, Gabrielle Richards, Ebony Rolph, Ashleigh Spencer, Kara Tessari, Maddison Wild

Confirmed Signed: Natalie Hurst (Uni Canberra Capitals), Nadeen Payne, Abbey Wehrung

Departing: Kelsey Griffin (Uni Canberra Capitals)

DANDENONG RANGERS

Listed as Free Agents: Rachel Antoniadou, Isobel Anstey, Sara Blicavs, Stephanie Blicavs, Taylah Giliam, Isis Lopes, Laia Palau Spain, Kayla Pedersen United States of America, Madeline Puli, Sam Richards, Sarid Taylor, Tayla Roberts, Amelia Todhunter

Presumed Re-Signed: Tessa Lavey, Carley Mijovic, Rebecca Pizzey, Kiera Rowe

MELBOURNE BOOMERS

Listed as Free Agents: Kasey Burton, Elizabeth Cambage, Rebecca Cole, Courtney Duever United States of America, Cassidy Gould, Peri Kalka, Rebecca Ott New Zealand, Louella Tomlinson

Confirmed Signed: Lindsay Allen United States of America (WNBA New York Liberty), Monique Conti, Chelsea D’Angelo, Maddie Garrick, Cayla George (Townsville), Ash Grant, Jenna O’Hea, Ezi Magbegor (Uni Canberra), Kalani Purcell New Zealand, Jaz Shelley (Big V: Southern Peninsula), Steph Talbot (Phoenix Mercury)

Departing: Brittany Smart United States of America (Sydney Uni Flames)

Notes: Cambage appears unlikely to return after telling Fox Sports she would pursue opportunities overseas… The Boomers site lists Ott as Australian but she is a squad member for the New Zealand Tall Ferns.

PERTH LYNX

Listed as Free Agents: Natalie Burton, Alex Ciabattoni, Georgia Denehey, Amanda Dowe United States of America, Antonia Farnworth New Zealand, Tahlia Fejo, Alice Kunek, Isabelle Miotti, Mikayla Pirini, Alison Schwagmeyer, Kayla Standish United States of America, Olivia Thompson, Courtney Williams

Confirmed signed: Lauren Mansfield (POL: Energa Torun), Sami Whitcomb

Notes: Whitcomb became an Australian citizen on February 1.

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY FLAMES

Listed as Free Agents: Natalia Beaumont, Carly Boag, Katie-Rae Ebzery, Sarah Graham, Jennifer Hamson United States of America, Kimberley Hodge, Emily Matthews, Cassidy McLean, Hayley Moffatt, Maddie O’Hehir, Asia Taylor United States of America, Susannah Walmsley

Confirmed Signed: Cheryl Chambers (head coach, two seasons), Shanae Greaves, Lara McSpadden, Belinda Snell, Brittany Smart United States of America (two seasons, from Melbourne), Tahlia Tupaea, Alex Wilson

Notes: Smart joins the Flames after making the 2018 Grand Final with the Melbourne Boomers.

TOWNSVILLE FIRE

Listed as Free Agents: Haylee Andrews, Micaela Cocks New Zealand, Miela Goodchild, Mia Murray, Marena Whittle, Sydney Wiese United States of America, Kelly Wilson

Confirmed Signed: Zitina Aokuso (signed through 2019/20), Suzy Batkovic, Claudia Brassard (head coach, three seasons), Micaela Cocks New Zealand, Mikhaela Donnelly (one season), Darcee Garbin (signed through 2020/21), Tess Madgen (Poland: AZS UMCS), Laurin Mincy United States of America (one season)

Departing: Cayla George (WNBL: Melbourne)

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA CAPITALS

Listed as Free Agents: Mistie Bass United States of America, Callie Bourne, Kate Gaze, Jordan Hooper United States of America, Rachel Jarry, Chevannah Paalvast New Zealand

Confirmed Signed: Kelsey Griffin (Bendigo), Leilani Mitchell (TUR: Hatay), Maddison Rocci, Marianna Tolo (TUR: Abdullah Gül Üniversitesi)

Presumed Re-Signed: Keely Froling, Lauren Scherf

Departing: Natalie Hurst (Bendigo Spirit), Ezi Magbegor (Melbourne Boomers), Abbey Wehrung (Bendigo Spirit)