19 Nov 2015

Langman named netballer of the year

7:04 am on 19 November 2015

The Silver Ferns midcourter Laura Langman has capped off a stellar year by being named player of the year at the inaugural New Zealand Netball Awards in Auckland last night.

The Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award is the highest individual accolade a New Zealand netballer can achieve.

The New Zealand centre Laura Langman heads into traffic.

The New Zealand centre Laura Langman heads into traffic. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

It recognises the best player across the trans-Tasman Championship competition and the Silver Ferns campaigns each year.

It is named after Dame Lois Muir DNZM OBE, one of the most influential figures in the sport's history.

Langman, the Silver Ferns vice-captain, was also crowned New Zealand trans-Tasman Championship Player of the Year and Silver Ferns Player of the Year.

She has played 131 consecutive Tests for the Silver Ferns.

Fellow Silver Ferns midcourter Kayla Cullen won the People's Choice award.

Cullen produced one of her best seasons yet, following her return from a knee reconstruction, to make the wing defence position her own during Netball World Cup in Sydney earlier this year.

Netball fans also voted for the Silver Ferns victory over the Australian Diamonds in Pool Play at the World Cup as their Moment of the Year.

Silver Ferns triallist and Southern Steel midcourter Gina Crampton won the Aspiring Silver Fern award.

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