Boomers recognised at 2020 WNBL Awards

December 14, 2020 | Melbourne Boomers news

The 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL End of Season Awards were held this morning at The Ville Resort in Townsville, an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the talent and hard work put in by all of the amazing athletes of the WNBL.

With plenty of accolades going around, we were thrilled to see some of our Boomers names come up! Co-Captain Cayla George was listed in the All WNBL First Team after an outstanding season, with Ezi Magbegor and Tess Madgen both being listed in the All WNBL Second Team.

Ezi also finished runner-up in the Betty Watson Australian Youth Player of the Year Award, finishing just one vote below the winner, Shyla Heal from the JCU Townsville Fire, and took fourth place in the Suzy Batkovic Most Valuable Player. Steph Talbot (Adelaide Lightning) was awarded MVP with 73 votes, followed by Liz Cambage (Jayco Southside Flyers) on 67 votes, Fire’s Lauren Nicholson with 65 votes, with Ezi tallying 56 votes.

The 2020 Coach of the Year was awarded to Townsville’s Shannon Seebohm, with Boomers Head Coach Guy Molloy taking out second place.

A huge congratulations to all who received awards this morning, and in particular our Boomers who we are extremely proud of. A full list of Award Winners can be found below:


2020 WNBL Suzy Batkovic Most Valuable Player

Steph Talbot (Adelaide Lightning)


2020 WNBL Coach of the Year Winner

Shannon Seebohm (JCU Townsville Fire)


2020 WNBL Betty Watson Australian Youth Player of the Year Winner

Shyla Heal (JCU Townsville Fire)


2020 WNBL Robyn Maher Defensive Player of the Year Winner

Steph Talbot (Adelaide Lightning)


2020 WNBL Gatorade Sixth Woman of The Year Winner

Zitina Aokuso (JCU Townsville Fire)


2020 All-WNBL First and Second Teams

All-WNBL First Team:

Liz Cambage (Jayco Southside Flyers) – 28 votes

Lauren Nicholson (JCU Townsville Fire) – 26 votes

Steph Talbot (Adelaide Lightning) – 24 votes

Katie Ebzery (Perth Lynx) – 21 votes

Cayla George (Deakin Melbourne Boomers) – 17 votes


All-WNBL Second Team:

Ezi Magbegor (Deakin Melbourne Boomers) – 16 votes

Sara Blicavs (Jayco Southside Flyers) – 16 votes

Tess Madgen (Deakin Melbourne Boomers) – 15 votes

Shyla Heal (JCU Townsville Fire) – 12 votes

Maddy Rocci (UC Capitals) – 12 votes