Australian Stingers end FINA World League Super Final on positive note

Australian Stingers following their final match against Hungary. Picture: Water Polo Australia
Australian Stingers following their final match against Hungary. Picture: Water Polo Australia

The Australian womens water polo team has ended their super final campaign in fifth position following a string on mixed results in Budapest, Hungary.

Following a mixed start to their campaign losing three of their first four encounters against strong European opposition, the team ended strongly with convincing wins over Canada and Hungary.

Among those from the region representing the Stingers was Arizona State University player Lena Mihailovic and former Cronulla Sharks National League head coach Predrag Mihailovic.

Lena Mihailovic, who has played college water polo in the United States since 2015, recently finished her career with 131 goals putting her ninth in the university's history for total career goals.

Lena Mihailovic in action for the Stingers. Picture: Water Polo Australia

Lena Mihailovic in action for the Stingers. Picture: Water Polo Australia

Speaking on the team's final performance against Hungary, Stingers veteran Bronte Halligan was pleased with the overall performance of the playing group.

"I am really satisfied with my personal performance, however this great win is all about the team." Halligan said.

"At the beginning it seemed as if the match would be a tough one, but in the second half we had a very good rhythm with excellent solutions and shots, so we have won on a good margin, and I'm really proud of the whole team."

Next up for the Aussie Stingers is the FINA World League Final which will be held in Gwangju, South Korea from July 14-28 .