Swain Is United

Geelong United is excited to welcome our newest addition to the NBL1 Women’s roster, Shaneice Swain.

Swain, the 14th overall pick by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2023 WNBA Draft, joins Geelong after spending the WNBL24 season with the Sydney Flames.

The Cairns native started her basketball journey at the age of five, going on to represent Queensland North at numerous national titles. On an international level, Shaneice was a member of the Australian squad that would go on to win a silver medal at the 2021 Under 19 World Cup, as well as competing in the senior Australian Opals squad during their 2023 tour of China.

It was a breakout WNBL23 season though which saw Swain get the attention of WNBA scouts, playing a key role for the UC Capitals – Averaging 14.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 18 games, 13 of those as a starter.

As for her NBL1 career, Shaneice is no stranger to the league, previously playing in the North conference with both Cairns and Mackay. New Geelong United Women’s Head Coach, Jamie Petty is eager to see what Shaneice brings to her new NBL1 home – “I’m super excited to welcome Shaneice to the playing group. The myriad of ways she impacts the game will make her a handful for opposing teams.Β  Her passing, scoring, and on ball defence are at an elite level, and she has the professionalism off court to match. Shaneice is sure to become a fan favourite at the Geelong Arena!”

Swain shares the excitement of her new head coach, and is ready to contribute wherever she can – “I am incredibly excited to join Geelong United. Thrilled to see the accomplishments we can achieve together and continue the success that the group had last season. On a personal level, this season presents a great opportunity for me to enhance my skills and elevate my game to the next level.”

For more on the signing of Shaneice Swain, check back soon for an update from our media partner, The Geelong Times.