South West United-QUT player Evie Massingham wins major Brisbane Women's Hockey Association awards

CAPALABA hockey player Evie Massingham has claimed two prestigious awards following a breakout season for South West United-QUT.

Evie Massingham had a breakout season for South West United-QUT. Photo: Andrew Blanchard

Evie Massingham had a breakout season for South West United-QUT. Photo: Andrew Blanchard

The 22-year-old, who works as a special needs teacher, received the Brisbane Women's Hockey Association players' player award and the Ronda Nix Medal for the competition's best and fairest player.

She is the first South West United representative to claim the players' player award since in 1994, the last time the club fielded a division one team.

It was also the fourth year in a row a goalkeeper has won the award.

"I feel really honoured by all of my teammates and the members of opposition teams that voted for me," Massingham said.

"Being part of a team that was 25 years in the making was such a brilliant experience.

"We were playing against some Australian and Queensland representatives every week.

"I feel like we are really improving and next year we will be even stronger."

Massingham said spending plenty of time around the club and mentoring younger players had contributed to her success.

"I am pretty much around hockey 24/7," she said.

Massingham beat out University of Queensland and Australian Hockey League players Meg Pearce and Morgan Gallagher for the best and fairest award.

She last represented Queensland as a school girl in 2014 and said she would welcome a return to representative level if the opportunity presented itself.

For now she is focused on taking South West United-QUT from the bottom to the top of the division one table next season.

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