FIRST-YEAR Casey Demons player Eliza West topped off her brilliant VFLW season last month, winning the club's Best and Fairest award.
The hard in-and-under midfielder, who received the recognition over Zoom, was damaging for the Demons around the ground and ended up finishing fourth overall for disposals in the VFLW, with an average of 22 per game.
West's impressive performances also saw her earned a place on Melbourne’s AFLW rookie list for the 2022 season.
The 24-year-old is no novice when it comes to professional sports, having played college basketball in the United States, and has also been a part of a successful touch football program here in Australia.
The top 10 placings saw West win comfortably over Casey Sherriff and Shree Fairchild.
Sherriff had a brilliant year at Casey, able to build on her experience playing in Melbourne's AFLW side - she played all 11 matches in the seniors.
Casey Demons Top 10 VFLW 2021 Best & Fairest
1st - Eliza West 140
2nd - Casey Sherriff 83
3rd - Shree Fairchild 59
4th - Sammie Johnson 55
5th - Meg MacDonald 51
6th - Imogen Milford 41
7th - Nicole Hales 35
8th - Jackie Parry 34
9th - Eliza McNamara 33
10th - Libby Birch 32
Rounding out this year’s award winners, Meg MacDonald took home the Trademark and Values, while young defender Emma Horne received the Rising Star.
Monica Harasimiuk was this season’s Most Improved and the Coaches Award was won by tackling machine Fairchild.