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Ben
McNiece

Defender

Height
178 cm
DOB
22-03-1992
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
8
Career
10
Goals
2018
0
Career
0
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
375
Avg
47
BenMcNiece

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior club: Northcote Park (VIC)
Recruited from: Essendon VFL
Draft history: Next Generation Academy selection, 2017 rookie draft
Debut: Round 5, 2017
Brownlow votes: -

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Ken & Dianne Ewing

Athletic defender with the ability to play on both tall and small defenders.

The former VFL Bomber added eight senior games during his second season on the club’s AFL list and proved reliable and composed in defence.

Encouraged to take the game on, McNiece is at his best when using his speed to burst through the lines and drive the ball forward with purpose.

With a one-year contract now confirmed for 2019, the 26-year-old defender will be striving to solidify a spot in the senior side and help fill the void left by former captain Brendon Goddard.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 46.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Fremantle Rd 18
Handballs 11 Fremantle Rd 18
Disposals 21 Fremantle Rd 18
Marks 5 St Kilda Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 77 Fremantle Rd 18

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 7 9 16 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 62
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 7 4 11 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 54
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 7 3 10 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 50
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 5 6 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 36
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 2 5 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 10 11 21 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 77
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 7 6 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 6 7 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 44
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 51 51 102 26 0 3 7 15 0 0 375

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 12.7
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 47.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Fremantle Rd 18, 2018
Handballs 11 Fremantle Rd 18, 2018
Disposals 21 Fremantle Rd 18, 2018
Marks 5 St Kilda Rd 21, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 18, 2018
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 77 Fremantle Rd 18, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 51 51 102 26 0 3 7 15 0 0 375
2017 Essendon 10 15 25 4 0 3 0 5 0 0 95

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Collingwood Anzac Day, 2017 MCG W 18