No All-Australian selection, but Davey shares Carlton best and fairest with Prespakis

Despite missing selection in the All-Australian squad, Carlton captain Brianna Davey has tied with competition Rising Star winner Maddy Prespakis for Carlton's AFLW best and fairest award.

In a breakout season for last year's wooden spooners that culminated in a grand final loss against Adelaide, Davey and Prespakis notched 72 points – 13 ahead of next best Kerryn Harrington.

Outstanding performers: Davey and Prespakis at the AFLW Players' awards.

Outstanding performers: Davey and Prespakis at the AFLW Players' awards.Credit:AAP

Number two competition draft pick Prespakis rounded out an outstanding first AFLW season in which she averaged 19 disposals and 11 contested possessions by also claiming the club's best first year player award.

Former Matildas goalkeeper Davey won the club's 2017 best and fairest but played one match in 2018 after suffering an ACL rupture. The 24-year-old improved week by week as Carlton topped conference B this year and was last week named best captain by the AFLW players' association.


Coach Daniel Harford – who himself was awarded AFLW coach of the season by the coaches' association – said the duo were "simply outstanding all year" and it was fitting they shared the award.

“Their stories are so different, Bri coming back from an ACL injury and showing why she is one of the best players in the competition and then Madison wanting to show she can play at this level and belong," he said.

“Both players were instrumental in taking our club to a maiden AFLW grand final. I look forward to seeing both girls taking their game to yet another level next season and for Carlton fans Read More – Source

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