Sarah back in WNBL for United

Sarah Elsworthy will suit up for Geelong United this season. (supplied)

Sarah Elsworthy will reignite her WNBL career after signing with Geelong United.

The 170cm guard and captain of the NBL1 Geelong United Women’s squad reenters the league after previously spending four years with the Adelaide Lightning from 2016-20.

“I think it was just an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down playing in the first Geelong United team, a community that I really care about, getting my second chance to play in the WNBL again is something I never thought I’d get so I feel really proud to represent this club and be a part of something really special that I know is going to be awesome for so many women to come after me,” Elsworthy said.

Elsworthy, who thrives on the court in being a “defensive pest”, has spent another season putting up great numbers in the NBL1. With a current season average of 14.3 points, 3.7 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game, she will be a handy addition to the inaugural Geelong United squad.

“I just want to be a great teammate and work hard. I’m really looking forward to being a part of something so special for Geelong,” she said.

“Obviously I’m not from here originally, but being part of this community for a number of years now, I’m proud to represent this region and this club.

“It’s all about valuing and playing for the jersey. We now get to create that team culture and pride in playing for Geelong United, and represent the region like it should be represented.”

Head coach Chris Lucas, who has coached Elsworthy previously during their run together in Adelaide, is excited to link back up.

“Sarah’s consistency this NBL1 season has been tremendous,” he said.

“Her defensive pressure has always been her strength, but there’s aspects of her game that have made significant improvement. She’s found ways to improve her offensive game – her penetration game has improved, her passing and three-point shot have improved, she just works extremely hard and will play her role within the team perfectly.”