WARRACK Eagle Sarah Spicer and Horsham RSL Diggers captain Annie Noonan are joint Heather Hatcher Medallists for 2013.
The pair finished on 19 votes apiece to share the Wimmera Netball Association’s A Grade best and fairest award.
It was Spicer’s third Heather Hatcher Medal, while Noonan capped off a stellar debut season with the Diggers following a four-year stint overseas.
Stawell’s Jemma Clarkson finished runner-up on 18 votes, while Horsham’s Zoe Heard rounded out the placings on 17 votes.
Spicer said it had been a special year on and off the court after marrying long-time partner and Eagles footballer Ben Spicer during the off-season.
“It’s my first Heather Hatcher Medal as a Spicer, so that’s a little bit exciting,” she said.
“Full credit to Annie Noonan though – I played against her earlier in the year and she’s a deserving winner.”
Spicer said she felt much more refreshed this season after stepping back from coaching duties.
She wished the Warrack Eagles 17 and under side all the best for their grand final against Horsham on Saturday.
Diggers A Grade coach Chris O’Connell collected the award for Noonan, who was in Melbourne for work commitments.
Horsham goaler Georgia Duncan was named the best under-21 player for her role in the Demons’ unbeaten home and away season.
Duncan finished fifth overall on 16 votes.
Ararat’s Tahnee Walker was also honoured on the night for playing 200 Wimmera Netball Association senior games.