2017–18 Adelaide Lightning season

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2017–18 Adelaide Lightning season
Head Coach Chris Lucas
Captain Abby Bishop
Venue Titanium Security Arena
Results
Record 11–10
Ladder 5th
Finals Did not qualify
Leaders
Points Bishop (15.7)
Rebounds Bishop (9.2)
Assists Seekamp (5.1)
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

The 2017–18 Adelaide Lightning season is the 26th season of the franchise in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Adelaide Lightning roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 1 Australia Nicholson, Lauren 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
F/C 4 Australia Bishop, Abby (C) 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 5 Australia Clydesdale, Aimie 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 6 Australia McKay, Shannon 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
G 7 Australia Elsworthy, Sarah 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
F/C 8 Australia Brook, Chelsea 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 9 Australia Panousis, Vanessa 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
F 10 Australia Hodges, Laura 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G/F 12 Australia Good, Jessica 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
G 21 United States Novosel, Natalie Injured 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
G 35 Australia Seekamp, Nicole 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
F 42 United States Planeta, Colleen 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
C 44 Canada Hamblin, Ruth 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • (I) Import player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 21 December 2017

Standings[edit]

# WNBL Championship ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 Perth Lynx 15 6 71.4 21
2 Sydney Uni Flames 14 7 66.6 21
3 Townsville Fire 14 7 66.6 21
4 Melbourne Boomers 12 9 57.1 21
5 Adelaide Lightning 11 10 52.3 21
6 Canberra Capitals 7 14 33.3 21
7 Dandenong Rangers 7 14 33.3 21
8 Bendigo Spirit 4 17 19.1 21

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Signings[edit]

Returning[edit]

Player Signed Contract
Sarah Elsworthy March 14, 2017 1-year contract[1]
Chelsea Brook April 9, 2017 1-year contract[2]
Laura Hodges June 15, 2017 1-year contract[3]
Jessica Good September 13, 2017 1-year contract[2]
Shannon McKay September 13, 2017 1-year contract [2]
Colleen Planeta TBC TBC

Incoming[edit]

Player Signed Contract
Aimie Clydesdale April 27, 2017 2-year contract[4]
Natalie Novosel May 8, 2017 2-year contract[5]
Nicole Seekamp May 10, 2017 1-year contract[6]
Ruth Hamblin May 17, 2017 1-year contract[7]
Lauren Nicholson May 19, 2017 1-year contract[8]
Abby Bishop June 22, 2017 1-year contract[9]
Vanessa Panousis July 18, 2017 1-year contract[10]

Awards[edit]

In-season[edit]

Award Recipient Round(s) / Date Ref.
Team of the Week Natalie Novosel Rounds: 1, 4 [11]
Abby Bishop Rounds: 2, 4, 12
Nicole Seekamp Round 2
Colleen Planeta Round 3
Player of the Week Abby Bishop Round 2 [12]

References[edit]

External links[edit]