Monakana lands at Wildcats.

Current WBBL Champions Nottingham Wildcats are continuing to build their roster as they look to mount a challenge for their third straight league title, with their latest recruit being versatile Great Britain forward Janice Monakana.

After 4 years at the University of Toledo in Ohio, she has returned to her home shores to pursue a career in the WBBL. Monakana spent the early part of the summer with Wildcats’ colleagues Hannah Shaw and Siobhan Prior as part of the GB Women’s squad.

However, the player has recently undergone a knee operation and could miss the start of the season. But, Wildcats’ Head Physiotherapist Aaron Wharton, will ensure Monakana is in top shape before she hits the hardwood again and is overseeing her rehabilitation.

Meanwhile Wildcats’ play caller Dave Greenaway is thrilled to have Monakana on his roster and stated: “I am truly ecstatic to have Janice on board with us as we prepare for this tough season ahead.

“Janice has the capability to make big plays and will be a factor in us achieving any success. Her college career was littered with honours and she captained her side to winning the MAC Tournament.

“Janice’s leadership qualities will be an added bonus and am looking forward to working with her and seeing her talents being showcased in the WBBL for the Wildcats. She will also be attending Nottingham Trent University as a Sports Scholar as part of our new partnership with the University”.

Monakana is also delighted to be joining Nottingham and commented: “I am excited to be starting on this new chapter in my career as a Wildcat.

“Nottingham is a team I have always admired and respected, so I am excited for the opportunity to bring my talents to the team and also the WBBL.

“I am looking forward to the season starting and will bring competitiveness, explosive play and versatility on the offensive and defensive end, as well as experience and adding depth.

“I graduated from the University of Toledo in Ohio, under Head Coach Tricia Cullop, where we ended our 2016-2017 season 25-9 and Mac Champions with our first NCAA appearance since 2001,” added Monakana proudly.



Courtesy of @WBBLofficial

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