Cats stars Maddy McMahon and Amy McDonald have had their stellar seasons recognised with selection in the 2022 AFLW All-Australian Squad.

It is McMahon's second time being selected in the squad of 40, following her strong debut season in 2019, while it's reigning Cats Best & Fairest Amy McDonald's first time in the squad.

McMahon was a standout among an impressive defence group at the club this season, with her courage going for spoils and marks a highlight, underpinned by a great ability to read the play.

The 32-year-old averaged 11 disposals and 3.8 marks a game, with her ability to cut off opposition forward forays a big asset for the Cats.

McMahon set the tone for the Cats early in the season with her determination and willingness to put her body on the line at a contest, and was named in the AFLW Team of the Week four times over the course of the season, including three consecutive weeks from Rounds 2-4.

McDonald was named in the team of the week on three occasions, competing with a star-studded pool of midfielders in the league.

After a breakthrough season in the midfield last year, McDonald showed that her good form was here to stay, racking up 21 disposals a game in 2022, as well as leading the way with pressure, laying a team-high 8.1 tackles per game.

The 24-year-old's ability to win the ball, wind and weave her way through traffic and stand strong under pressure were highlights of her game.

McDonald's consistency and reliability across the season was brilliant, with AFL Media naming her in their best players every week.

The final team of 21 - including the captain and vice-captain - will be named at the league's W Awards on Tuesday night.