Top Eight: SANFLW Young Guns of 2020 (Part Two)
It has only been two days since we released our Part One of the Top Eight: SANFLW Young Guns of 2020 list, but in a world without football, these past two days have really dragged on.
Which is why we are back already, with Part Two of this promising list.
From young gun defenders to bright on-ballers, these are the Top Eight: SANFLW Young Guns of 2020 (Part Two).
Lauren Clifton (South Adelaide), Tamsyn Morriss (Glenelg), Kimberley Fry (Central District) and Alex Ballard (Sturt).
#8 Tesharna Maher (Woodville – West Torrens)
To kick off our list, we look towards a young gun that is currently sitting fourth in the league for total rebound 50s, with 17 from just four games. Tesharna Maher has proven to be a reliable defender for the Eagles, no doubt thanks to her impressive 78% disposal efficiency. Along with this, the talented youngster has also managed an average of three tackles a game, with her full talent on display during Round One, when she collected a total of ten disposals, six rebound 50s and three tackles.
#7 Madisyn Freeman (Glenelg)
The Tigers have several standout young players, but for this list we have gone with a player that continues to fly under most people’s radar, despite the very promising start she has had to the 2020 SANFLW season. Madisyn Freeman has collected a total of 46 disposals and averaged a steady three clearances and three tackles a game, from the first four games this year. Making her a very reliable and consistent role player for the Tigers.
#6 Hannah Prenzler (Sturt)
Currently sitting third in the league for total marks and tenth in the league for rebound 50s, Hannah Prenzler has been one of the most common names to appear on our SANFLW Team of the Weeks from the first four rounds. A player that is almost the definition of reliable and composed, Hannah has collected a total of 43 disposals with an outstanding 79% disposals efficiency. Add to this, an average of four marks, two tackles and two rebound 50s a game, and it equals a player with some serious potential.
#5 Keeley Kustermann (West Adelaide)
We couldn’t wait for the debut of this West Adelaide youngster, and she certainly didn’t disappoint. From the first four games this season, Keeley has collected a total of 53 disposals which she rarely wasted thanks to her 79% disposal efficiency. She also managed an average of four rebound 50s, two tackles and two marks a game, which explains why she is currently fifth in the league for total rebound 50s.
#4 Jade Halfpenny (Norwood)
Coming in at number four is another player that we think goes under most people’s radar and doesn’t get as much credit as she probably should. Playing four games for two goals (100% scoring accuracy) and a total of 45 disposals (60% disposal efficiency). Jade Halfpenny has certainly held her own in a team that has some very notable players and her talent was on show during Round Three, when the young gun collected a total of 19 disposals, three marks, two tackles and a goal.
#3 Indy Tahau (South Adelaide)
As the Best on Ground from the 2019 SANFLW Grand Final, Indy Tahau has so far backed up her breakout performance from last year. All up, the young Panther has collected a total of 57 disposals and booted a goal from the first four rounds this year. But it was in Round One when Indy showed that she hasn’t let her skills slip over the off-season, as she collected a total 17 disposals, seven clearances and four tackles during the Panthers narrow win.
#2 Zoe Prowse (Sturt)
Currently sitting fifth in the league for total clearances, Zoe Prowse climbed to the top of most people’s watch-list after her standout Round Four performance, which saw her collected a total of 23 disposals, ten clearances, four marks and a goal, making this one of the best individual performances for the season thus far. All up however, Zoe sits with a total of two goals at a 100% scoring accuracy as well as a total of 55 disposals. She has also managed an impressive average of five clearances and three marks a match, making Zoe a must-watch player going forwards.
#1 Zoe Venning (West Adelaide)
Another Zoe makes this list, and this time it is West Adelaide’s extremely promising Zoe Venning. When looking at her stats for this season, it is difficult to believe how young she actually is. As she currently sits equal tenth for total disposals in the league, having collected 65 disposals from four games, with a strong 63% disposal efficiency. Add to this, a total of two goals and an average of four marks, three tackles and two clearances a match, and it equals a player with a very bright future. And we had a glimpse of this future in Round Three, when Zoe collected a total of 25 disposals, six marks and three clearances.
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