The Southern Sabres NBL1 Women are pleased to welcome point guard Amy O’Neill into their team for the second half of the season.
Amy joins the Sabres having just graduated from St. Francis in Brooklyn earlier in 2019.
Coach Andrew Potter was hopeful that O’Neill could help the Sabres pick up some much needed wins in the second half of the season. “As a senior, O’Neill was noted for her unselfishness and led the nation in assists (8.6). She also filled up the stats sheet with 10.1 points and 6.9 rebounds to be a potent all round threat and leader for her team. Amy was a real reason why the Bulldogs had their first winning season since 2013-14.”
O’Neill will help in the point guard spot and give the team some direction as a finger injury to Amelia Todhunter has kept her out for the past few games. The position has been run by committee with Amanda Hobba, Samara Hill and at times Rachel Jarry and Tenaya Phillips all handling the ball and directing traffic. Todhunter is expected to return after the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend.
O’Neill’s arrival signals the continuation of a strong link with the Bulldogs. Former Sabres Eilidh Simpson and Alex Delaney all attended St. Francis Brooklyn. Amy has trained this week and will join the team for their road game against the Bendigo Braves this Saturday Night. The Braves are 10-1 on the season and currently sit in second place on the ladder.