10th Dec, 2019

Herdman relishing Stars move

Rob George 30th Oct, 2019

FORMER Severn Stars under 21 star and University of Worcester student Lucy Herdman has become the latest new face at the franchise.

The 23-year-old shooter will combine her studies with playing for Stars while splitting her time between her Coventry home and Worcester.

Herdman earned 16 caps for England Nets at Under 21 level, including the Under 21 World Championships 2016 in New Zealand, where the team came third.

She now has 15 caps playing for England Nets Senior team, including the World Championships in South Africa this year, where the team placed third.

Herdman has made the move from fellow Superleague franchise Celtic Dragons but will continue to play for the Worcester Reds team in the West Midlands Regional Premier League and for the University team.

She has also played for the Worcester Wolves Ladies National League team.

“I am looking forward to working with a new coach and exciting players and thriving on the support from the fans,” she said.

“I hope I can bring a different style to the shooting circle for the team. My basketball background makes my style of play unique with a slight flair to my game.

“My aim for this season is to continue developing my game, push for court time and help Stars finish in the top four,” Herdman added.

She joins a Stars line-up which so far includes New Zealand star Liana Leota, Welsh internationals Nia Jones, Bethan Dyke and Georgia Rowe, Paige Reed, Lucy Harris and Ella Powell-Davies.

Head coach Melissa Bessell, said: “Lucy is a local girl and has been studying at University of Worcester for the past four years so this is not only important for development within our region but super exciting for Severn Stars.

“She has a tremendous amount of talent and I am really looking forward to working with her this season. This is a new-look team and Lucy will be adding another exciting dimension to it.”

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