AFLW Player of the Week (Round Two)
Another weekend of AFL Women’s footy, means another week of research to find out who we thought were the top three best performances of the round.
With Adelaide getting a much-needed win, to Fremantle’s domination in the Western Derby, round two gave us a lot to think about.
However, with a few honourable mentions, we think we have broken down to a solid top three.
These honourable mentions go to the players who either just missed out on making the top three or were ones that were received several nominations by our followers.
Maddy Prespakis (Carlton) – 17 disposals, three tackles
Chloe Molloy (Collingwood) – 17 disposals, five tackles
Roxanne Roux (Fremantle) - two goals, four marks – NAB Rising Star Nominee for round two
#3. Kiara Bowers (Fremantle)
Fremantle dominated during the first ever AFL Women’s Western Derby, coming out on top with a 45-point victory over West Coast. And narrowly beating fellow teammate Roxy Roux for our number three spot, is Kiara Bowers who collected a remarkable 18 tackles during her round two match.
This isn’t anything new from her however, as the previous week against Geelong saw her wrack up 14 tackles. Kiara currently sits top of the league in the tackle’s category with 32, which is 13 tackles in front of second place.
#2. Tarni White (St Kilda)
Despite playing in the losing side, the 19-year-old played an overall great game for St Kilda, finishing with 18 disposals and ten marks. A much-improved performance from her game the previous week against the Bulldogs.
However, the most notable aspect of Tarni seems to be her clean finishing, as the youngster from the Saints sits with a rather solid, 83% disposal efficiency.
#1. Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)
Ebony Marinoff was impressive as always during Adelaide’s round two victory, a victory that keeps their finals dream alive. Finishing the 13-point win with 26 disposals, five marks and four tackles, this strong performance backs up the great performance from the previous round.
And Ebony now sits second in the league for total disposals, second to only fellow teammate Anne Hatchard.