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Teen continues fairest, best tradition
Teen continues fairest, best tradition

Cherie Determes continued the growing trend of teenagers winning the Michelle Parsons Memorial Award when she was announced the fairest and best A1 player in the Albany Netball Association last Saturday night.

By virtue of winning the prestigious Michelle Parsons Memorial Award as a teenager, Determes also won the Susan Howlett Award given to the fairest and best 18 and under player in the A1 competition to complete a remarkable season for the 17-year-old.

Pivotal to Narrikup’s forward line for the 2012 season, Determes also played for the Wheatbelt Flames in the State Netball League 18 and under competition.

After being locked in a four-way battle for much of the count with fellow teammate Ashleigh Haydock, Kangas’ Eilish Fage and Magpies Lisa Goodliffe, Determes headed into the final round one vote clear of Haydock.

The sharp shooter could only be bumped from the crown by Haydock but she finished the season by polling top votes.

In total, Determes polled five best afield matches in her total of 17 votes, defeating Haydock (13) and Fage (11) while Goodliffe and Sonix’s Brooke Pearson (10) rounded out the top five.

“It’s pretty impressive, I have been really happy with (my season),” Determes said.

“We have had a good season, especially to finish on top again and I just hope we can win the final now.”

The North Albany Senior High School Year 12 student was undecided on her future but was keen to continue playing SNL next year.

In the past two seasons, teenagers Jessica Jackson (2011) and Sharni Bracknell (2010) have won the Michelle Parsons-Susan Howlett double.

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