Launceston’s two clubs have swept aside Netball Tasmania’s annual awards.
It was a fitting reward for Northern Hawks, who took out their first opens title in 23 years, and for Cavaliers, who had returned to the finals for the first time since 2015.
Hawks goaler Ashlea Mawer nearly won back-to-back Rosalie Parkes best-and-fairest State League awards.
The 22-year-old was the opens runner-up to Kingston midcourter Greta Shelton.
Mawer bettered last year’s performance in front of the ring, becoming the second player only to shoot more than 1000 goals in a season.
Dannie Carstens outshone grand finalist protagonists Ruth Tuohy and Andrew Jackson to be named opens coach of the year.
The Cavaliers coach had resurrected the side from sixth in 2017 to a preliminary final berth this year.
Four of the seven spots in the all-star opens team went to Launceston players.
The Hawks premiership trio of centre Ashton Whiley, goal attack Danni Pickett and goal shooter Mawer joined Cavaliers wing attack Shelby Miller in the front court.
Pickett and Miller missed half the season with Tasmanian Magpies ANL duties.
Cavaliers star Shannae Heazlewood tied with Kingston’s Brigitte Clack for the 19-and-under Natasha Chokljat best player award.
Heazlewood was instrumental in securing Cavs a come-from-behind grand final win over Cripps Waratah.
Cavs midcourt combination of wing attack Lace McHugh, centre Piper Sanders and wing defence Heazlewood, with Hawks goal defence Hannah Lenthall, all made their all-stars team.