2017 marked a momentous year for Tegan Philip.
Having missed the entire 2016 season with a serious knee injury, Philip hit the ground running in 2017.
Philip suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in a pre-season match in 2016, requiring a knee reconstruction and months of rehabilitation.
In her first official match back, against Magpies Netball in the opening round of Suncorp Super Netball, she starred, shooting 29 goals and being awarded the Nissan MVP award.
Philip said she had no issues with her knee throughout the season.
“The knee is feeling great, no issues at all,” said Philip.
“In fact, unless it comes up [in conversation] I forget I have even had an injury.”
She continued her impeccable form throughout the season, not missing a single minute of play and shooting a total of 395 goals.
Pairing-up with Malawian shooter, Mwai Kumwenda, the duo formed a challenging combination that kept defenders throughout the league on their toes.
“It has been a pleasure learning to play with Mwai and getting an understanding of how she plays,” said Philip.
Philip also earnt her place back with the Samsung Australian Diamonds, named in the team for the upcoming Quad Series.
Philip made her debut for the Diamonds in 2014, playing nine games for the country and claiming the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
After missing selection for the past few years Philip said she was honoured to be back in the team.
“I’m absolutely honoured and blessed to be a part of the team and cannot wait to get out there with my teammates and do what we love,” said Philip.
Along with her selection in the Australian Diamonds, Philip has also been named in the Australian Fast5 team for the upcoming Fast5 World Series.
Philip will be joined by Melbourne Vixens teammates Kate Moloney and Emily Mannix in the team, and said she is looking forward to playing in the competition in Melbourne.
“I’m looking forward to having some fun, playing netball with a twist and am hoping it will be a bit of a spectacle,” said Philip.
“It Is also great to have it in Melbourne where I can play in front of my family and friends.”
Be sure to watch Tegan play for the Samsung Australian Diamonds against some of the best teams in the world! The Quad Series begins this Saturday, with the Diamonds match against the England Roses televised live on Channel 9 at 3pm!
Minutes played: 976/976
Shooting: 395/472 (84%)
Goal Assists: 95
Centre Pass Receives: 370