Sam Menegola’s magnificent performance in Geelong’s big win against Essendon has been rewarded with 10 coaches’ votes.

Menegola collected a game-high 30 disposals and pushed forward to kick two goals. He was particularly dominant in the opening half with 10 score involvements and six clearances in the first two quarters.

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His best-on-ground showing has moved him up to equal 17th of the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award leaderboard.

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Sitting one spot further back and also moving into the top 20 for the first time this year is Tom Hawkins after he received eight votes for his four-goal performance against the Bombers.

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Putting on an aerial display alongside Hawkins was Patrick Dangerfield, who took a game-high four contested marks to receive five votes from Chris Scott and John Worsfold.

Mitch Duncan, Gryan Miers, Tom Stewart and Jed Bews completed a clean sweep of the votes for the Cats.


10 Sam Menegola (GEEL)
8 Tom Hawkins (GEEL)
5 Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL)
3 Mitch Duncan (GEEL)
2 Gryan Miers (GEEL)
1 Tom Stewart (GEEL)
1 Jed Bews (GEEL)


75 Lachie Neale (BL)
69 Travis Boak (PORT)
62 Christian Petracca (MELB)
61 Jack Steele (STK)
58 Taylor Adams (COLL)
51 Zac Merrett (ESS)
48 Cameron Guthrie (GEEL)
48 Nic Naitanui (WC)
45 Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
43 Scott Pendlebury (COLL)
41 Jack Macrae (WB)
39 Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL)
38 Ollie Wines (PORT)
37 Zak Jones (STK)
37 Dustin Martin (RICH)
37 Andrew McGrath (ESS)
36 Charlie Dixon (PORT)
36 Sam Menegola (GEEL)
35 Tom Hawkins (GEEL)
35 Luke Parker (SYD)
35 Lachie Whitfield (GWS)