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ONE OF THE PLAYERS TO WATCH AT RIO

June 03, 2016 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage

Lisa De Vanna

Lisa De Vanna
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De Vanna will lead Australia against Canada in its Olympic opener on Aug, 3.

A longtime star in the United States at the club level, De Vanna oftentimes gets overlooked internationally in conversations surrounding the world’s best. The Australian is known to be quite mercurial, but when she is on, she can flip a game on its head like no other. When channeled in the right direction, De Vanna has lightning speed and a competitive fire that can lift her team to great heights. De Vanna showed that fire at the 2015 World Cup, scoring two goals for the Matildas and playing a central role in Australia’s giant upset of host Brazil in the Round of 16. De Vanna is one of the Aussies’ best all-time players and, with 38 international goals, is just four goals shy of becoming her country’s all-time leading goal scorer.

 

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