In the spotlight: Renae Hallinan

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Position: WD,C

Renae Hallinan is the type of player that every team needs and one of the reasons for the Melbourne Vixens outstanding success in season 2009. Born in Melbourne, Hallinan (wing defence) was one of only four Vixen players who played all 15 games.

Hallinan ranked highly in many statistics including 49 deflections ranked ninth overall for the competition and third for the Vixens; and 35 pickups of the loose ball which was ranked fourth overall for the competition and second for the Vixens.

Hallinan also provided her shooters with 55 goals assist ranked fourth for the Vixens received the second most centre passes for her team (118 occasions) and took 18 Intercepts (ranked third at the Vixens).

Even though Hallinan played all 15 games, she was able to keep her turnover rate to a very low 29 and only conceded 86 penalties. On only two occasions Hallinan gave away more that 10 penalties in a game (Round 1 11 and Round 8 15).

Renae Hallinan may not be the highest profile player at the Vixens, and may not lead statistical categories, but if the statistical form by one of the Vixens key players can continue for season 2010, Melbourne will no doubt feature at the business end of the 2010 ANZ Championship.

Deflections 49 Assists 55
- League rank 9th - Vixens rank 4th
Pickups 35 Intercepts 18
- League rank 4th - Vixens rank 3rd
Turnover Rate 29 Penalties 86