Four Cats named in AFLW All-Australian Squad

November 9, 2022 7:50 am in by
Georgie Prespakis is among four Cats picked in the All-Australian squad of 42. (Geelong Cats Image/Arj Giese)

Four Geelong players feature in the AFLW All-Australian squad of 42.

The squad list was announced on Tuesday, with the final team of 21 named at the W Awards on November 22.

Cats youngster Georgie Prespakis has been named alongside sister Maddy, who switched from Carlton to Essendon this season.

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The pair the first sisters to be named in the same All-Australian squad.

Chloe Scheer, Amy McDonald and Meghan McDonald are the other Cats to get into the squad.

Reigning AFLW best and fairest winner Emily Bates is the glaring omission.

While Bates has not been quite in last season’s form, she has played in all of Brisbane’s 11 games and is in the top 20 for contested possessions.

Bates may be missing, but her club leads the nominations with six after they took out the minor premiership.

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Captain Breanna Koenen, AFLW leading goalkicker Jesse Wardlaw, ruck Tahlia Hickie, Natalie Grider, Greta Bodey and Ally Anderson are the Lions who made the squad.

North Melbourne captain Emma Kearney is the only player with six All-Australian selections and she was also selected.

No players were selected from expansion clubs Hawthorn, Port Adelaide or Sydney.

There are 17 players with their first nominations, while Melbourne’s Karen Paxman will make her sixth All-Australian team if picked in the final 21.

Stars including Richmond’s Mon Conti and Ellie McKenzie, coaches association player of the season Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne), Adelaide captain Chelsea Randall, Fremantle’s Kiara Bowers and Western Bulldogs skipper Ellie Blackburn were also named in the squad.

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Adelaide: Chelsea Biddell, Anne Hatchard, Ebony Marinoff, Chelsea Randall

Brisbane: Ally Anderson, Greta Bodey, Natalie Grider, Tahlia Hickie, Breanna Koenen, Jesse Wardlaw

Carlton: Vaomua Laloifi, Breann Moody

Collingwood: Jordyn Allen, Lauren Butler, Chloe Molloy

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Essendon: Maddy Prespakis, Bonnie Toogood

Fremantle: Kiara Bowers

Geelong: Amy McDonald, Meghan McDonald, Georgie Prespakis, Chloe Scheer

Gold Coast: Charlie Rowbottom, Vivien Saad

Greater Western Sydney: Alyce Parker

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Hawthorn: None

Melbourne: Tayla Harris, Kate Hore, Karen Paxman, Olivia Purcell

North Melbourne: Jenna Bruton, Jasmine Garner, Emma Kearney

Port Adelaide: None

Richmond: Monique Conti, Ellie McKenzie, Eilish Sheerin, Courtney Wakefield

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St Kilda: Bianca Jakobsson, Kate Shierlaw

Sydney: None

West Coast: Emma Swanson

Western Bulldogs: Ellie Blackburn, Alice Edmonds, Katie Lynch


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