Published on September 10, 2018 9:09 am

Lambert-Pearce Medal preview

The 2018 VFL Best & Fairest night takes place this Monday, with the newly-named Lambert-Pearce Medal for the best and fairest player in the Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s to be presented.

We preview the count by looking at one of the top chances to claim the honour – named after two all-time champions of female football in Helen Lambert and Daisy Pearce – from each VFL Women’s club.

VFL Women’s fans can watch the VFL Best & Fairest night live via a video stream on vfl.com.au on Monday from 7pm HERE.

 

DARCY VESCIO (Carlton): 25-year-old 166cm forward. Ranked first in the VFLW for total goals (26) – including hauls of nine and four (twice) – as well as recording a team-high in total score assists (averaging one per game) and ranking second for marks (3.5) across nine matches.

 

BIANCA JAKOBSSON (Casey Demons): 25-year-old 179cm defender. Recorded a team-high in total marks (averaging 5.5 per game) and ranked second in disposals (17), uncontested possessions (10) and rebound-50s (2.5) across nine matches.

 

JAIMEE LAMBERT (Collingwood): 25-year-old 162cm midfielder. Recorded team-highs in total disposals (averaging 19 per game) and contested possessions (11) and ranked third for tackles (5.5) and clearances (three) as well as kicking nine goals across 10 matches.

 

LAUREN PEARCE (Darebin Falcons): 25-year-old 184cm ruck. Recorded team-highs in total hitouts (averaging 25 per game) and clearances (four), ranked second for marks (five) and third for disposals (17) and contested possessions (10) across 11 matches.

 

HAYLEY BULLAS (Essendon): 21-year-old 165cm midfielder. Ranked first in the VFLW for total tackles (averaging 10.5 per game) and third for clearances (5.5) as well as recording team-highs in total disposals (15) and contested possessions (11) across 14 matches.

 

RICHELLE CRANSTON (Geelong Cats): 28-year-old 171cm midfielder. Ranked first in the VFLW for total clearances (averaging seven per game) and inside-50s (five) and second for contested possessions (14) as well as recording team-highs in disposals (20) and tackles (5.5) across 13 matches.

 

EMMA MACKIE (Hawthorn): 33-year-old 169cm midfielder and club captain. Recorded team-highs in total contested possessions (averaging 15 per game) and clearances (6.5) as well as ranking second for inside-50s (three) and fourth for disposals (20) and tackles (five) across 11 matches.

 

ASHLEIGH RIDDELL (Melbourne Uni): 22-year-old 159cm midfielder and club captain. Ranked third in the VFLW for total disposals (averaging 21 per game) as well as recording team-highs in total contested possessions (11), tackles (six), clearances (4.5) and inside-50s (3.5) across 13 matches.

 

ANGELA FOLEY (NT Thunder): 29-year-old 173cm midfielder/defender and club captain. Ranked second in the VFLW for total uncontested possessions (averaging 12 per game) and inside-50s (five) as well as recording team-highs in total disposals (22), tackles (4.5) and clearances (three) across 12 matches.

 

PHOEBE MONAHAN (Richmond): 25-year-old 174cm defender/midfielder. Recorded team-highs in total contested possessions (averaging 12 per game), rebound-50s (four) and inside-50s (3.5) and ranked second for disposals (20) and clearances (4.5) across 11 matches.

 

ALISON DRENNAN (Southern Saints): 27-year-old 176cm midfielder. Ranked first in the VFLW for total contested possessions (averaging 16 per game) and second for disposals (22), tackles (eight) and clearances (5.5) as well as recording a team-high in inside-50s (2.5) across 14 matches.

 

LIBBY BIRCH (Western Bulldogs): 20-year-old 175cm defender. Recorded team-highs in total marks (averaging four per game) and ranked second in disposals (18) and uncontested possessions (10) across eight matches.

 

JESS DUFFIN (Williamstown): 29-year-old 163cm midfielder. Ranked first in the VFLW for total disposals (averaging 25 per game), uncontested possessions (12), marks (5.5) and rebound-50s (four) and third for contested possessions (13) and inside-50s (four) as well as kicking 13 goals across 13 matches.

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