Australian female national team achieved great success in 2019. The ‘Aussie Stingers’ clinched the bronze medal at the 18th World Championships in Gwangju.
Australia head coach Predrag Mihailović is the next who will vote for the Total Player Award in Female Category.
Mihailović became the head coach of the Australian National Team last year, after being the assistant coach for a few years. He was a professional player until 2005. Shortly after that, he became a coach. He gathered experience in various clubs all over the world until he finally settled with the Australian Team.
Before the voting, Mihailović said that he didn’t vote for any of the players of the Australian team in an effort not to be biased.
Predrag Mihailovic’s Total 5 for 2019
1st – Margaret Steffens
USA National Player | Club: CN Sabadell | Position: Driver
“She is the leader of the USA Team, which still dominates the women’s water polo.”
2nd – Roser Tarrago
Spanish National Player | Club: Mediterrani | Position: Driver
“She played fantastic at the World Championships and led Spain towards the final game.”
3rd – Ashleigh Johnson
USA National Player | Club: Vouliagmeni| Position: Goalkeeper
“The best goalkeeper in the world, and a very important player for the Team USA .”
4th – Rita Keszthelyi
Hungarian National Player | Club: UVSE Budapest | Position: Driver/Wing
“She has been among the best world’s players for a few years and she proved that at the World Championships, as the best scorer of the competition.”
5th – Arianna Garibotti
Italian National Player | Club: AS Orizzonte Catania | Position: Forward
“She had another outstanding season. Garibotti is a mover of the Italian team.”