By BACT Media Unit – 17 October 2022

For the first time in several years, the Basketball ACT family came together to celebrate and recognise a bumper 2022 at the Basketball ACT Senior Awards Night at the Canberra Southern Cross Club on Saturday – 15 October 2022.

The Senior Awards night recognised the Premier League season, our Waratah League campaigns, our NBL1 East season, as well as major awards for our referee and officiating ranks.

Guests also had the opportunity to hear from new UC Capitals coach, Kristen Veal, in an on-stage Q&A.

Congratulations to all the award recipients.

2022 Senior Award Winners

Premier 2 Women Awards
2022 Defensive Player of the YearCaitlin Preston (Vikings)
2022 Leading ScorerMailey Cunningham (Wests)
2022 Coach of the YearMegan Defaweux (Vikings)
2022 Most Valuable Player (MVP)Grace Buckmaster (TSC)
Premier 2 Men Awards
2022 Defensive Player of the YearHamish Jackson (Roadrunners)
2022 Leading ScorerRyan Armstrong (Norths)
2022 Coach of the YearDaniel Jenson (Roadrunners)
2022 Most Valuable Player (MVP)Ryan Armstrong (Norths)
Premier 1 Women Awards
2022 Defensive Player of the YearKristen Langhorn (Dodgers)
2022 Leading ScorerAbby Solway (Dodgers)
2022 Coach of the YearMichael Verzosa (ANU)
2022 Most Valuable Player (MVP)Abby Solway (Dodgers)
Premier 1 Men Awards
2022 Defensive Player of the YearPietro Badalassi (Dodgers)
2022 Leading ScorerGlenn Morison (Vikings)
2022 Coach of the YearMark McKenzie (Norths)
2022 Most Valuable Player (MVP)Glenn Morison (Vikings)
Referee/Officiating Awards
2022 Scoretable Official of the YearGeoff Brown
2022 Statistician of the YearSuzanne Helson
2022 Premier League Referee of the YearMichelle Cosier
2022 Eugene Klefisch Social RefereeRosie Buchaniec
2022 Alan Roberts Merit AwardRyan Buchaniec
2022 Referees’ Referee AwardEthan Tulk
2022 Principal Educator of the YearEthan Tulk
2022 ACT Referee of the YearJack Taylor
Waratah League Awards
2022 Wheelchair Defensive Player of the YearRachael Gerke
2022 Wheelchair Players’ PlayerBrodie Palmer
2022 Wheelchair Most Valuable Player (MVP)Michael Gray
2022 Womens’ Defensive Player of the YearClaudea Waihape Andrews
2022 Women’s Players’ PlayerClaudea Waihape Andrews & Alison Francis
2022 Women’s Most Valuable Player (MVP)Alison Francis
2022 Men’s Defensive Player of the YearZac McDermott
2022 Men’s Players’ PlayerHenry Wallace
2022 Men’s Most Valuable Player (MVP)Henry Wallace
NBL 1 East Awards
2022 Women’s Defensive Player of the YearChloe Tugliach
2022 Women’s Players’ PlayerElizabeth Tonks
2022 Women’s Most Valuable Player (MVP)Elizabeth Tonks
2022 Men’s Defensive Player of the YearJames Toohey
2022 Men’s Players’ PlayerJames Toohey
2022 Men’s Most Valuable Player (MVP)Glenn Morison


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