Christina Boag Joins the Cyclones for QBL 2017
The Frenchville Sports Club Cyclones are excited to announce that Christina Boag will be joining the roster ahead of the 2017 QBL season.
Boag comes to the Cyclones fresh off a season with the 2017 WNBL Championship winning Sydney Flames, where she was a squad member, joining her twin sister Carly who played on the team.
Originally from Tamworth, Boag showed early promise in the sport, furthering her progress by transitioning to the prestigious Abbotsleigh Girls College in Sydney, followed by five years at Minot State University in the USA. During her senior year at Minot State, Boag led the team in rebounds, field goal percentage, steals, and blocks.
Her defensive presence is one of the reasons coach Chris Muggeridge recruited the highly credentialed Boag. “At 6’2″, Christina has fantastic height and length but also possesses great mobility. She has the foot speed to guard all positions, which gives us fantastic flexibility at the defensive end” Muggeridge said.
Boag joins the Cyclones as they prepare to make a run at the ultimate in team sports; a three-peat. “I’m excited to be coming into a program that has a winning culture. That was certainly a major reason in my decision” Boag said.
Along with the rest of the team, Boag understands that another Championship will be a huge challenge. “We had a pre-season game against Mackay this weekend and they’ve put together a very experienced roster. We have a few players that will arrive late which is going to make it tough in round one, but once we get our full team together we’re going to be right there”.
Boag is referencing this Friday night’s game when the Cyclones host the Mackay Meteorettes to officially launch the 2017 QBL season. Cyclones star big Shanavia Dowdell will be missing for the round one encounter, due to her post season commitments on the back of another highly successful year in Belgium.
Although Boag will play as a three once the full squad arrives, she’ll likely play as a big in the Mackay match-up. “I’m comfortable on the perimeter after playing that role through College, but have played as a big for much of my life so there’s no issues there” explained Boag. That type of versatility is a huge asset and one that will give the Cyclones a big competitive advantage throughout the season.
Tickets for the Grand Final rematch between the Frenchville Sports Club Cyclones and the Mackay Meteorettes this Friday night at Hegvold Basketball Stadium are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 07 4922 5544.