Vice Captain of the Melbourne Vixens, Em Mannix has become one of the leagues most feared defenders.
Emily Mannix, a St Leondard's local, made her Vixens debut in 2015, and impressed despite having limited opportunities.
Learning from two of the best defenders in the business, Bianca Chatfield and Geva Mentor, Mannix’s time, patience and learning abilities prepared her to make an impact out on court.
Rewarded for her outstanding season, Mannix finished runner-up in the 2017 Sharelle McMahon Medal, and made her Samsung Australian Diamonds debut.
Mannix and her Vixens partner in defence, Jo Weston, are no strangers, playing much of their state underage netball together. In a demonstration of the pair's connection on court, the two also performed like a well oiled machine in the defensive circle for Australia in the international test series.
Her constant perseverance and hard work paid off in 2019 where she received the 2019 Sharelle McMahon Medal as the Vixens MVP.
Mannix is set to take another step in 2020, named as the Vixens Vice Captain for the upcoming season.
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