Dandenong Rangers

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Coordinates: 37°57′51.4″S 145°13′36.4″E / 37.964278°S 145.226778°E / -37.964278; 145.226778

Dandenong Rangers
Dandenong Rangers logo
Leagues WNBL
Founded 1992
History Dandenong Rangers
1992–present
Arena Dandenong Stadium
Location Dandenong, Victoria
Team colors green and gold
Main sponsor Jayco
Head coach Larissa Anderson
Championships 3 (2004, 2005, 2012)

The Dandenong Rangers are an Australian professional women's basketball team competing in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL). The club is based in Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria. Historically, they have been one of the more successful franchises in league history, regularly making the playoffs, but have struggled over the past 2 years to make the grand final, falling short in the preliminary final stage. They are strong rivals with the cross-town Melbourne Boomers.

History[edit]

Historically one of the better teams in the league, the Rangers have appeared in the Grand Final five times: winning in 2003/04 against the Sydney Uni Flames 65-53, 2004/05 also against the Flames 52-47 and 2011/12 against the Bulleen Boomers 94-70. They lost the 1992 Grand Final against the Perth Breakers 58-54 and in 2005/06 against the Canberra Capitals 68-55.

Previous Coaches

Alex Palazzolo 1992 - 1995
Steve Barr 1996 - 1998
Mark Wright 1998/99 - 2001/02
Gary Fox 2002/03 - 2006/2007
Dale Waters 2007/08 - 2008/2009
Dean Kinsman 2009/10
Mark Wright 2010/11 - 2014/15

Current roster[edit]

2017–18 Dandenong Rangers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht.
G 1 Australia Lavey, Tessa 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
G 8 Australia Blicavs, Stephanie (C) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 9 Spain Palau, Laia 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
F 11 Australia Mijović, Carley 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
G 14 Australia Todhunter, Amelia 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
F 15 Australia Blicavs, Sara 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
F United States Pedersen, Kayla 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
F Australia Pizzey, Rebecca 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
C Australia Roberts, Tayla 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
F Australia Rowe, Kiera 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • (I) Import player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 16 June 2017


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