WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE SQUAD

Coach:
Alex Shirley

Team Manager:
Harry Zachariou

Women’s Director:
Nicole Virtuoso

RESERVES COACH:
PHIL FROST

Team Manager:
Katie Mitchell

#1 Caitlin Duggan

Age: 27
Nickname: Caito
Position: Midfield
Occupation: Occupational Therapist
Debut in 1st XI: 2015

#2 Ellen Druce

Age: 28
Nickname: El/Drucey
Position: Midfield
Occupation: Occupational Therapist
Debut in 1st XI: 2012
Representative Honours: Wildcats (2007-11)

#3 Monica Singh

Age: 29
Nickname: Mon
Position: Striker
Occupation: Partnership Success Manager
Debut in 1st XI: 2012

#4 Rebecca James

Age: 21
Nickname: Becca/Bec
Position: Defender
Occupation: Student
Representative Honours: Wildcats U13 (2012-14), Train-on VIC U13 & U15, U14 Invitational (2014), U15 U18 VIC Indoor, U15 U18 VIC White

#5 ASHLEE WELLS

Age: 32
Nickname:
Ash
Position: 
Goal Keeper
Occupation:
Professional Athlete
Previous Clubs: North Coast Raiders
Representative Honours: Australian National Women’s Team Hockeyroos (2011-2021)

#6 Gabby Minett

Age: 29
Nickname: Gab
Position: Striker
Occupation: Teacher
Debut in 1st XI: 2011

#7 Georgia Hopkins (Captain)

Age: 24
Nickname: Hoppo/George/G
Position: Striker
Occupation: Student, Education Support Staffmember
Debut in 1st XI: 2011
Representative Honours: Wildcats (2009-12), VPSSA (2009-10), VIC (2011-2015), VIC Indoor U13 U15 U18 U21 (2011-20), VIS Scholarship Holder (2015), Australian Futures Squad (2015-16)

#8 MEGAN ALAKUS

Age: 33
Nickname: Bez
Position: Defender
Occupation: Primary School Teacher
Debut in 1st XI: 2013
Representative Honours: U13, U15, U18, U21 Victorian Teams, 2009 – 2014 Victorian Vipers

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#9 Carly James (Captain)

Age: 23
Nickname: Carls
Position: Defender
Occupation: Student
Debut in 1st XI: 2013
Representative Honours: Wildcats (2010-14), VIC U13, U15, U18 Indoor, VIC U13 U15 U18 U21 Outdoor (2011-17), AHL 2018 (NT), National Junior Squad 2018, VIS 2018 – current, National Development Squad 2019 – current

#10 ROSARIO VILLAGRA

Age: 30
Nickname: Rosie
Position:
Striker
Occupation: Financial Analyst
Previous Clubs: PBC Argentina, Mentone
Debut in 1st XI:
2022
Representitive Honours: Argentina U21’s 2020, Hockey Club Melbourne 2021

 

 #11 Emma Robinson

Age: 31
Nickname: Em
Position: Mid Fielder
Occupation: Orthotist/Prosthetist & Yoga Teacher
Debut in 1st XI: 2009

 

#12 Claire Hind
***Overseas***

Age: 19
Nickname: Clairebear
Position: Defender
Occupation: Student
Debut in 1st XI: 2016
Representative Honours: U13 Victorian White Team, U15 Victorian Team, SSV U16 Victorian Team, Western Wildcats 2012-2017

 

#13 Hayley McAlinden
***NOT PLAYING***

Age: 26
Nickname: Hay, H
Position: Striker / Midfield / Defender
Occupation: Education Support Staffmember
Debut in 1st XI: 2013
Representative Honours: Western Wildcats 2006 – 2011

#14 ALICIA DUGGAN
***NOT PLAYING***

Age: 31
Nickname: Leish
Position: Defender
Occupation: Architect
Debut in 1st XI: 2008

#15 Bethany Russ
***Overseas***

Age: 23
Nickname: Bee
Position: Striker
Occupation: Student
Debut in 1st XI: 2013
Representative Honours: Wildcats (2010-12), VPSSA U12 2010 U16 2014), VIC U13 U15 U18 U21 (2011-17), University of Louisville Hockey US, Australian Futures

#16 TAYLA WILMOT 

Age: 28
Nickname:
Chug, Tay
Position:
Defender
Occupation: Student, University Tutor
Previour Clubs: Wanderers (South Africa)
Debut in 1st XI: 2021
Representative Honours: U18/U21 Southern Gauteng South Africa, South African Country District

#17 ANNA SHIRLEY

Age: 37
Nickname: Burnsy
Position:
Midfield
Occupation: ICU Nurse
Previous Clubs: Essendon, Hornby (NZ) 
Debut in 1st XI:
2020
Representitive Honours: Victorian Vipers 2008-13, AHL 2012, NHL 2004-07, New Zealand U18 & U21

 

#18 ERIN TAYLOR

Age: 36
Nickname:
Ez Aussie ET
Position:
Midfielder
Occupation: Account Manager
Previous Clubs: Mornington Falcons, Sutherland SYD
Debut in 1st XI: 2021
Representative Honours: New Zealand Junior National Team, New Zealand National Hockey League, Eastern State – Sydney, VIC 35 Masters 2021

#19 Georgia Cutrale

Age: 24
Nickname: GC
Position: Striker
Occupation: Teacher
Debut in 1st XI: 2015
Representative Honours: Wildcats U13 U15 U17 (2010-15)

#20 Hannah Lowry


Age: 23
Nickname:
Han, Lowry
Position:
Midfield
Occupation: Teacher
Previous Clubs: Kedron Wavell HC
Representative Honours: QLD U21 2019, QLD Scorchers Squad 2018

 

#21 CARLA BOND

Age: 38
Nickname:
Bondy
Position:
Striker
Occupation: Sales Manager
Previous Clubs: MCC
Debut in 1st XI: 2021
Representative Honours: U18 & U21 Victoria, Victorian Vipers

#22 Stephanie Thompson

Age: 24
Nickname: Steph
Position: Midfield/Defender
Occupation: Teacher
Previous Clubs: Werribee HC
Representative Honours: Wildcats U13 (2009-15), VIC Indoor (2012-13)

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#23 ELENA SEROVSKI
***Rookie***

Age: 16
Nickname: El, Shero
Position: Defender
Occupation: Student
Representative Honours: Australian Grammar School Victoria Team 2021, U13, U15 & U18 Western Wildcats 2018 – 2022

#24 Lauren Hopkins

Age: 28
Nickname: Loz, Lozzie, Rang
Position: Defender
Occupation: Associate Nurse Unit Manager – Emergency
Representative Honours: Western Wildcats 2006-2010

#25 Caashia Karringten

Age: 29
Nickname:
Cass
Position:
Midfield
Occupation:
Childcare
Previous Clubs:
MCC, Mentone
Debut in XI:
2022
Representative Honours: Canadian National U21 & Open, Tasmania Tigers 2019

#26 ALYSSA JAHNKE

Age: 20
Nickname:
Sass
Position:
Midfield
Occupation: Outdoor Educator
Previous Clubs: Ipswich
Representative Honours: Ipswich Regional Team U11’s, U15’s & U18’s 2011-2017, Western Wildcats 2018

 

 

#27 Lexie White

Age: 28
Nickname: Lex
Position: Defender / Midfielder
Occupation: Phychologist
Debut in 1st XI: 2008
Representative Honours: U12 Vic Outdoor 2004-05, U13 Vic Outdoor 2006

 

#28 Georgia Nelson

Age: 20
Nickname:
Nelson
Position:
Defender
Occupation: Student
Debut in 1st XI: 2017
Representative Honours: Wildcats (2012-18), VIC U15 (2015), VIC U15 White (2016), Northern Territory U18 2017, VIC U18 2018

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#29 Romani Kenworthy

Age: 21
Nickname: Romi, Rom
Position: Striker / Defender
Occupation: Student
Previous Clubs: City Marians & OHA Hockey Club (TAS)
Debut in 1st XI: 2019
Representative Honours: TAS Outdoor 2010-18, TAS Captain

 

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#30 Julie Barman 

Age: 22
Nickname: 
Jules
Position: 
Midfield/Striker
Occupation: Student & Corporate Affairs/Internal Communications
Previous Clubs: Waterloo Ducks, Royal Orée (Belgium)
Representative Honours: Belgian Provincials (Wallonie) 2012, 2013, Belgian Championship 2016

#31 Catalina Petit

Age: 21
Nickname:
Cata
Position:
Striker
Occupation: Student
Previous Clubs: CASA Padua Argentina Representative
Representative Honours: Captain (2020-2021-2022) CASA de padua

#32 Maddie Bezzobs

Age: 16
Nickname: Maddy, Madz
Position: Striker
Occupation: Student
Representative Honours: Western Wildcats 2015-21, U13 Vic indoor & Outdoor Train On, U15 VIC Development Team 2020

 

#33 HOLLY MOORE

Age: 28
Nickname:
Holls
Position:
Striker
Occupation: Musician
Previous Clubs: Monash Uni
Representitve Honours: U13, U15, U17 Western Wildcats

#34 Helayna Braiden

Age: 20
Nickname:
Layn
Position:
Defender
Occupation: Student
Representative Honours: Western Wildcats 2013-17, Victorian Academy (2015-2016), Vic Indoor U13 U15 (2014 2015)

 

#36 Ruby Gorton
***Rookie***

Age: 13
Nickname: Rubes
Position: Midfield
Occupation: Student
Representative Honours: U12 SSV 2019 & 2021, Wildcats U13 2021,

#36 Ash Winter
***NOT PLAYING***

Age: 14
Nickname: Icey
Position: Defender
Occupation: Student
Previous Clubs: Hawthorn
Representative Honours: VIC SSV U13 2017, VIC Outdoor 2018; Athletics, Horse Riding, Calisthenics

#37 Paula Liggins
***NOT PLAYING***

Age: 27
Nickname:
PVM
Position:
Defender
Occupation: Veterinary Nurse
Previous Clubs: Greensborough, Waverley
Debut in 1st XI: 2014
Representative Honours: Vic 15s, Vic 18s 

#39 Emma Harpur

Age: 23
Nickname: Em
Position: Striker
Occupation: Accountant
Previous Clubs: Raphoe Ladies Hockey Club (Ireland)
Representative Honours: Northern Ireland Rep team (2010-16),

 

#40 Tate Brazil

Age: 20
Nickname: Tate
Position: Defence
Occupation: Student
Representative Honours: JSC 2014-2018, Vic Academy 2015

 

#41 Maz Stonehouse

Age: 42
Nickname:
Maz 
Position: 
Goalkeeper
Occupation: Analyst
Previous Clubs: Morawa, Vic Park, Tuggeranong, Essendon, Brunswick
Debut in 1st XI: 2021

Representative Honours: Vic 035s 2016 & 7. Aust 035s Trans Tasman 2017. Aust 035s World Cup 2018

#42 Laura Milford

Age: 18
Nickname:
Mildford
Position: 
Goalkeeper
Occupation: Student, Swim Teacher
Representative Honours: Wildcats 2018 – 2021