27/02/2024
Laura Scherian has signed a new deal to remain with the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Laura Scherian has signed a new deal to remain with the Sunshine Coast Lightning. Image: Sunshine Coast Lightning (Twitter)

Laura Scherian will bring her trademark speed to the court for the Sunshine Coast Lightning again in 2022, after signing a new deal with the Club.

Foundation midcourter Laura Scherian has committed to remain with the Sunshine Coast Lightning. For all the Suncorp Super Netball signing news, stay up to date with our Off-Season Hub and follow The Inner Sanctum’s netball podcast, Over a Third, on Twitter and Instagram to get the news when it breaks.

Scherian has played 80 games for the club in its five-year history, and has been a valuable part of the Lightning’s midcourt for her time.

Scherian’s trademark speed allows the Lightning to move the ball into the shooting circle with ease, and the 33-year-old has tallied more than 1000 goal assists during her time in Suncorp Super Netball.

The midcourter said that the decision to remain with the Lightning was not a difficult one.

“This Club is my family and the Sunshine Coast has really become my home and I couldn’t picture myself playing anywhere else,” Scherian said.

“’I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Lightning for 2022 and really excited to play my role in this next chapter.”

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Sunshine Coast Lightning head coach Kylee Byrne was excited to have Scherian back as the club looks to continue its streak of five consecutive finals appearances.

“Shez [Scherian] is the type of player that makes netball look easy, but her sheer work rate, pinpoint feeds and the influence she has on games cannot be ignored,” Byrne said.

“One of Lightning’s mottos is above and beyond and that perfectly represents Shez – both in her netball and as a person – and we are very lucky to have her at our Club.”

The Lightning also recognised that Scherian’s contribution goes beyond her play on court. Scherian has been involved with the Confident Girls Foundation Program, and the Unitywater Local Legends Awards in her time at the Lightning.

Scherian is the seventh player for 2022 announced by the Lightning, with the remaining players set to be announced before October 8.

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