Paxman was named All Australian captain for the 2020 season, recognising her fourth consecutive selection in the team (along with only Emma Kearney).
The veteran midfielder is a real leader for the Demons and one of the very best in the competition. She works hard both ways and has elite disposal to go with her strong attack on the ball. Paxman averaged 21.3 disposals, 4.1 tackles and 3.0 marks from her seven matches. Finished second in the Demons' best and fairest, her fourth top-three finish after taking out the award in 2019.