Three-way tie for player of the year

WITH the NAB AFLW home and away season coming to an abrupt end due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the player of the year has been crowned. 

And it's not one, but three players taking bragging rights, with North Melbourne's Jasmine Garner, Melbourne's Karen Paxman and Carlton's Maddy Prespakis finishing equal first. 

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At the end of every game, the reporter assigned to cover the match awards their 3-2-1 votes, with the results then compiled. 

Three-vote performances from Garner and Prespakis in round six saw them jump into equal first, after Paxman received two for her efforts against Carlton. 

Garner caps off stellar night

00:35 Mar 13. 2020. 10:03 PM

Jasmine Garner puts the icing on an emphatic Kangaroos win with her third major

Fellow midfielders Kiara Bowers (who led after round four), Alyce Parker and Jaimee Lambert round out the top vote-getters.

Garner, Prespakis, Paxman and Bowers all polled in five of a possible six matches, with Parker and Lambert polling four times apiece.

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13 – Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne), Karen Paxman (Melbourne), Maddy Prespakis (Carlton)
12 – Kiara Bowers (Fremantle)
11 – Alyce Parker (GWS)
10 – Jaimee Lambert (Collingwood)
6 – Ash Riddell (North Melbourne), Britt Bonnici (Collingwood), Caitlin Greiser (St Kilda), Dana Hooker (West Coast), Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide), Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs), Emily Bates (Brisbane)