Carla Borrego

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Carla Borrego
Personal information
Full name Carla Borrego (née Williams)
Born (1983-11-11) 11 November 1983 (age 31)
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Sport
Country Jamaica
Sport Basketball, Netball
Club Basketball: Miami Hurricanes
Netball: Adelaide Thunderbirds

Carla Borrego (née Williams; born 11 November 1983) is a Jamaican international basketball and netball player. Borrego grew up playing netball in Jamaica, but gave up the sport to play women's basketball, first at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale before gaining a scholarship to the University of Miami.[1] Before her move to the United States in 2004, Borrego was a member of the Jamaican national netball team at the 2003 World Netball Championships in Kingston, where she was the second most prolific shooter of the tournament.[2][3] Her studies in the United States prevented her from playing for Jamaica in the 2007 World Netball Championships.[4]

In Jamaica, Borrego played domestic netball for Waulgrovians,[5] and currently plays for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Australasian ANZ Championship.[6] Borrego also made herself available for selection in the Jamaican national team for tours in 2010,[7] but later withdrew.[8]

In 2011, in the fifth round against the Firebirds, Borrego played at the Goal Keeper position for the very first time. She played at that position again in round 11 against the Magic. After the ANZ Championship, Borrego was invited to the Diamond's selection camp as training partner, but is ineligible to be in the Diamonds squad. As a result, Borrego will not compete in the 2011 World Netball Championship as she aims to obtain Australian citizenship and be eligible to be in the Diamonds squad in the future.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis, Thomas (24 September 2009). "Two-Sport Star Makes Career Choice: Netball!". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Partland, Warren (24 September 2009). "Thunderbirds on verge of coup". The Advertiser. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Williamson, Brett (10 June 2010). "Thunderbirds Jamaican shooting star Carla Borrego". ABC Radio Adelaide (online). Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  4. ^ NZPA (6 July 2010). "Borrego makes most of netball resurrection". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sunshine girl Carla Williams-Borrego signs for ANZ Championship team Adelaide Thunderbirds". Irie FM (online). 4 November 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ Partland, Warren (4 November 2009). "Star import Carla Borrego spurs title hopes". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  7. ^ Lowe, Andrew (4 January 2010). "Carla Williams eyes Sunshine Girls return". The Jamaica Star. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  8. ^ Partland, Warren (12 November 2010). "Borrego want (sic) to play for Australia". The Advertiser. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 

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