One of the most skilled long-range shooters in the world, Maria Tutaia is still thrilling audiences with her silky shooting style and deadly accuracy.
Since her national debut for the NZ U21 team in 2004, Tutaia has cemented her spot in the goal attack position showing the poise and focus of a much older player.
One year after her selection in the NZU21 side, they went on to win the 2005 World Youth Championships.
Following a stellar performance, Tutaia was rewarded, making her on-court debut for the Silver Ferns during their tour of Jamaica just a few months later.
In 2006, Tutaia was also a member of New Zealand’s gold medal-winning team at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
October 2009 was a great month for Tutaia, beginning with the one-off test against England on 15 October, in which she posted shooting statistics of 29/31 (94%), and continuing five days later, with an outstanding showing in the First Test against Jamaica.
After two seasons with ANZ Championship side Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, Tutaia moved to Auckland where she is captain of the Northern Mystics. She has re-signed with the Northern Zone team for the 2014 season.
Tutaia has 83 Test Caps for the Silver Ferns.
||18 February 1987, Tokoroa
50th Test Match: vs Barbados - playing at Goal Attack,
Commonwealth Games, Dehli, India
10 October 2010
|FAST5 Ferns Caps
||Silver Ferns: 2005-2009
FastNet Ferns: 2009, 2011
World Championships 2007
Commonwealth Games 2006
|Silver Ferns Debut
||13 November 2005 vs Jamaica, at Goal Attack
The Arena, Kingston, Jamaica
||ANZ Championship: Northern Mystics, 2010 - 2014
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic, 2008-2009
National Bank Cup: Diamonds, 2005-2007