The 2019 Women’s U25 World Championship All-Star Five were announced at the closing banquet of the championship on the final night of the tournament at the Songphanburi Hotel, in Suphanburi, Thailand.
The All-Star Five is made up of four athletes that are selected from the following points category, 1.0-1.5, 2.0-2.5, 3.0-3.5, 4.0-4.5, and a Most Valuable Player of the Tournament; because of the different points category the total amount of points does not have to add up to 14 points, to ensure that the best athlete from each category can be chosen. The players are nominated by their fellow competitors.
Selected in the 1.0-1.5 category was Germany’s Catharina Weiss. Great Britain’s captain Joy Haizelden picked up the All-Star for the 2.0-2.5 category, alongside Australia’s Annabelle Lindsay taking the 4.0-4.5 category.
Annabelle Lindsay, who was the top point scorer of the competition with 110 points, said, “I’m pretty stoked to be selected, this is actually my first All-Star Five as an international athlete so it’s a pretty big achievement for me, and I’m hoping that there will be more of these to come in the future.”
Great Britain’s Joy Haizelden added, “I’m just honoured to be selected and it’s all down to my teammates for making me look good.”
Finishing the line-up were USA gold medallists Rose Hollermann and Abby Dunkin, who were both recognised for their contribution to helping the USA claim the trophy. Hollermann picked up the award for Most Valuable Player, and Dunkin the All-Star Award for the 3.0-3.5 category.
Abby Dunkin said, “I was totally not expecting that. It feels pretty great to be recognised and to do it along with my collegiate teammates Rose and Annabelle, it was pretty awesome to be able to share it with them.”
2019 Women’s U25 World Championship All-Star Five
Catharina Weiss (1.0, GER)
Joy Haizelden (2.5, GBR)
Abby Dunkin (3.5, USA)
Annabelle Lindsay (4.5, AUS)
MVP – Rose Hollermann (3.5, USA)