Reliable defender Maddy McMahon has been recognised for her performance against Carlton when she was today named in the AFLW Team of the Week for Round 2.
McMahon was superb in defence against the Blues collecting 12 disposals and 10 intercept possessions. The 32-year-old now finds herself sitting equal fourth in the competition for total intercept possessions, with 13 across her two games.
For the second week running the midsized defender has been given the arduous task of playing on her opponent’s tallest forward; North’s Emma King (187cm) in Round 1 and Carlton’s Jess Good (185cm) in Round 2. Despite giving away a 10cm+ height advantage, on both occasions she has managed to keep her opponent goalless.
McMahon was one of two Cats to poll in the AFL Coaches Association votes alongside consistent midfielder Amy McDonald.
McDonald is the only Cat to have polled in both matches this season, making her Geelong’s leading player in the award on seven votes.
AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year
Round 2 - Geelong Cats v Carlton
Saturday 15 January, 2021
10 - Kerryn Harrington (CARL)
6 - Madison Prespakis (CARL)
5 - Lucy McEvoy (CARL)
4 - Maddy McMahon (GEEL)
3 - Breann Moody (CARL)
1 - Amy McDonald (GEEL)
1 - Georgia Gee (CARL)