This week’s BBC Sport Women’s Basketball Stars poll is in and, while we’ll be taking our time, we wanted to take a moment to give you a quick preview of the latest news from around the world.
Here are the results: 1.
Kadeisha Buchanan (New Zealand) Buchanan is the first woman to reach 400 career points for the New Zealand women’s national team.
She is the second player in the world to do so after the legendary Simone Biles.
Buchanan is also the second Kiwi to score at least 1,000 points in her career, joining Australia’s Kate Mulgrew.
Leanne Wood (England) Wood is now in her eighth Premiership season and is still only 27.
She’s become one of the most valuable players in the league this season.
Laura Trott (England), Katie Stokes (Scotland) Stokes is now just two points shy of scoring a hat-trick in England’s Women’s Six Nations opener.
She joins the ranks of the elite women’s players in her country.
Courtney Lawes (New South Wales), Hannah St Johnstone (New England), Lucy Bronze (New York) The Kiwis have lost a couple of players to retirement but Lawes is one of only two players in history to score 100 goals in her first season.
Sarah Danks (New Hampshire), Rachelle Clarke (North Carolina) Danks has scored more goals in a season than anyone else in the history of the Women’s Rugby Sevens World Series.
Jessica Ennis (Australia), Amy Schmitt (US), Kailah Leverett (Washington) Sevens has had some ups and downs in recent years with Ennis, the USA’s top goal scorer in 2018, ending her 2017 season prematurely.
She joined Australia at the World Cup, and has already been named a top-10 player.
Katie Walsh (England/NZ), Jess Dombrowski (Australia/NZ) Walsh is the only player to score 10 tries in a game for England this season, with her first.
Kealia Ohai (New Jersey), Jessica Aarons (England, New Zealand), Katie Bouchard (Canada) She’s not only the first female to score 20 goals for the USA, she’s also one of two women to score more than 20 in a single season in the WNSP.
Ashleigh Moolman (New Mexico), Ashley Wills (Australia) Moolmen has scored the most tries for the first time in her WNT career, with 17.
Katie Fagan (South Africa), Kelly O’Brien (Australia, New Jersey), Nicole Brown (US) Australia has lost just one player to retirement this year.
Ashlyn Harris (US/NZ, New England), Emily Klatt (US, New York), Rachel Daly (US)) The US has lost only one player from this season’s World Cup squad to retirement.
Kia Lukaku (South Korea), Jessica Brooks (South Carolina), Nicole Atkins (South Dakota) South Korea’s Lukaku has become one the most popular players in women’s soccer, and is already one of just four players to score 60 goals in the women’s game this season (the others are Abby Wambach and Steph Catley).
Kacey Bell (US Women, New Mexico, USA) Bell has now scored more tries in the Women