LUCY Harris has signed up for a second Vitality Netball Superleague season with Worcester's Severn Stars.

The mid-courter, who joined Stars last season from Wasps, said she was “excited” to be returning.

“I felt I really found my feet last year in the team so I can’t wait to push on to more success with my Stars family,” said the 23-year-old.

“I felt there was definitely unfinished business given we beat Manchester Thunder, the 2019 superleague champions, so this group has the capacity to really compete for the top four if we play a little more consistently which is what I hope we can do.”

Harris continued: “I felt as a team we all grew closer together over the season. Being a new team that hadn’t played together much, I felt there was a bit of a teething period where we needed to learn how to play with each other, especially in pressure scenarios. 

"But that got better and better as the season progressed and with a good start to this season there’s every chance the great results from last season stick and the losses can become few and far between.

“As a player I felt I had the opportunity to develop in all three centre court positions, which was great, and I am really excited to mesh back in with both the attacking and defensive units, whichever position I get the opportunity to play.”

Harris joins a Stars line-up which so far includes New Zealand star Liana Leota, Welsh internationals Nia Jones, Bethan Dyke and the re-signed Georgia Rowe and England youth international Paige Reed.

Stars will be led by Melissa Bessell who is taking over from Sam Bird as head coach.

“I’m really looking forward to having Melissa on board as head coach,” said Harris. 

“She will bring a fresh take on the team, influence an exciting new team culture and I can’t wait to take in all the Kiwi wisdom I can and hopefully improve lots for the team.”

Bessell said: “Lucy adds cream to the top of our attacking team as she re-signs for another season with Stars.

"I know with Liana and Bethan that this trio will not only be exciting and explosive but will offer some amazing speed, agility and pure breathtaking netball.”