Michelle Cosier

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Michelle Cosier
Michelle Cosier.jpg
Cosier during a game between the Capitals and Logan Thunder at AIS Arena
No. 30 – Canberra Capitals
Position Guard
League WNBL
Personal information
Born 30 April 1982
Bairnsdale, Victoria
Nationality Australia
Listed height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Michelle Cosier (born 30 April 1982) is an Australian basketball player who has played for the Canberra Capitals in the WNBL.

Personal[edit]

Cosier was born in Bairnsdale, Victoria on 30 April 1982. She is 178 centimetres (70 in) tall.[1] She is married and her maiden name was Musselwhite.[2] She has a son[3] who was born in the last week of February 2010. He was Cosier and her husband's first child.[4] She has two brothers and a sister.[5] When not playing basketball, Cosier works with indigenous children, promoting healthy living.[5]

Juniors[edit]

Cosier played junior basketball with Victoria's Bairnsdale Bullets.[5]

WNBL[edit]

Cosier has played for three clubs in Australia's WNBL.[5]

Dandenong Rangers[edit]

Cosier played for the Dandenong Rangers during the 2000/2001, 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 seasons.[5] In the first two years, she played in one play off game each season for the team.[5]

Sydney Uni Flames[edit]

Cosier played for the Sydney Uni Flames from 2003 to 2008.[5] Her 2005/2006 season was cut short after an injury and she only played in 10 games that season.[5]

Canberra Capitals[edit]

Cosier wears number 30 for the Capitals, where she plays guard.[1] Her nickname on the team is Muss.[3] She did not play for the Capitals during the 2009/2010 season because she was pregnant.[3]

2010/2011[edit]

In 2010/2011, Cosier was on the roster[2] and played for the Canberra Capitals.[6] She was one of the reasons the Capitals beat Townsville in Townsville for the first time in two years.[7] In a January 2011 article, the Canberra Times described her as being a threat to shoot on the perimeter.[8] In a January 2011 game against the West Coast Waves, she scored 12 points.[9] Her stats at the end of the season were an average of 11.5 points and six rebounds a game.[3] She played appeared in the finals. She was one of the team's two leading scorers during the team's 103–78 loss to the Bulleen Boomers. She scored 21 points and had 9 rebounds in the game.[6] Her stats at the end of the season were an average of 11.5 points and six rebounds a game.[3] At the end of the season, she was one of only two players from the 2010/2011 squad signed to play for the team in 2011/2012.[10]

2011/2012[edit]

Cosier participated in the team's first training session for the season on 13 September 2011 at the Belconnen Basketball Centre.[11] In October 2011, Cosier was not getting time on the court because she was suffering an injury.[12] On 21 September 2011, she was diagnosed with osteitis pubis.[3][13] By 6 January 2012, her four previous game stats averaged 6.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, eight assists per game.[13] In December 2011, she was still injured and could not play in a game against the West Coast Waves[14] that Canberra won,[15] and in the December 2011 game they lost to the Adelaide Lightning.[15]

Waratah Basketball League[edit]

In 2010, she played for the Canberra Nationals in the Waratah Basketball League. In the Grand Finals loss versus Bankstown Bruins, she scored 7 points.[16]

National team[edit]

Cosier has played for the young and senior national teams, 34 and 17 caps respective for each.[5] As a member of the young national team, she participated in the 2003 Young World Championships, where the team came in fifth.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canberra Capitals: Player Profile". WNBL.com.au. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b Dutton, Chris (2010-09-08). "Spotlight on Bibby as Caps chase eighth title – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-10.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "on-roster" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ a b c d e f Dutton, Chris (2011-09-22). "Caps rocked by Cosier injury – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  4. ^ Financial Times Limited – Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (27 February 2010). "All bets are off as team gets down to business". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Michelle Cosier" (PDF). Canberra Capitals Media Guide 2010–2011. Canberra, Australia: Canberra Capitals: 65. October 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  6. ^ a b "Bulleen Boomers win WNBL title". Sydney, Australia: Sydney Morning Herald. 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  7. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (2010-10-24). "Canberra creates firestorm to snap losing streak in Townsville – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  8. ^ Jon Tuxworth (2011-01-05). "Business as usual for our Capitals – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-12. [dead link]
  9. ^ Gaskin, Lee (2011-01-22). "Capitals flatten Waves – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  10. ^ Jon Tuxworth (2011-04-02). "Caps hoping to stick with the status quo – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  11. ^ Dutton, Chris (2011-09-14). "Short will be sweet for seasoned Caps – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  12. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (2011-10-07). "Wilson the 'glue' for new-look Caps – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  13. ^ a b Basketball By Jon Tuxworth. "Cosier's spark ignites Caps, but can't be measured with stats – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  14. ^ Dutton, Chris (2011-12-10). "Young Cap learns hoops of patience – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  15. ^ a b Tuxworth, Jon (2011-12-05). "Caps' best not enough to beat Adelaide – Local News – Sport – Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  16. ^ New South Wales Basketball (14 January 2012). "2010 Annual Report" (PDF). Sydney, Australia. p. 19. 

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