Essendon VFLW pair Georgia Nanscawen and Cecilia McIntosh have been acknowledged at the VFL Best and Fairest Night for their outstanding maiden seasons in the red and black.
Nanscawen was fittingly rewarded for a prolific 2019, named in the centre of the VFL Women’s Team of the Year - her first-ever selection in the team.
HERE IT IS - the full 2019 @SwisseAU #VFLW Team of the Year.— #VFL / #VFLW (@VFL) September 9, 2019
Well done to all players selected.
Coach: Tom Hunter @RichmondWomens
Captain: Lauren Pearce @DarebinFalcons #VFLBnF pic.twitter.com/XdpQK9Qwn5
The star midfielder was a standout in the competition, averaging 17 disposals and seven tackles in her 13 matches.
The 27-year-old is the only Bomber to feature in this year’s 24-woman team.
Georgia Nanscawen (back row, second from left) in this year's VFL Women's Team of the Year. (Photo: AFL Victoria)
Cecilia McIntosh capped off a remarkable season for the Bombers, finishing in third place for the Lambert-Pearce Medal, awarded to the league's best-and-fairest player.
The former Collingwood AFLW star finished the count on 14 votes, behind runner-up Monique Conti (16) and winner Lauren Pearce (18).
McIntosh last night became the first Bomber to claim a podium finish for the league’s highest individual honour.
The 40-year-old asserted herself as one of the competition’s most relentless midfielders, averaging 10 disposals and two tackles, while also kicking three goals across her 12 appearances.
LAMBERT-PEARCE MEDAL LEADERBOARD
Lauren Pearce (18) - Darebin
Monique Conti (16) - Richmond
Cecilia McIntosh (14) - Essendon
Ashleigh Riddell (12) - Melbourne Uni
Bianca Jakobsson (10) - Casey Demons
Jaimee Lambert (9) - Collingwood
Sarah Hosking (9) - Carlton
Jessica Hosking (9) - Carlton
Cecilia McIntosh (14)
Georgia Nanscawen (8)
Federica Frew (3)
Arthurina Moreen (2)
Alex Quigley (2)
Georgia Patrikios (2)
Shae Audley (2)
Courtney Ugle (2)
Lauren Ahrens (1)
Maddy Collier (1)
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