KAREN Paxman’s efforts continue to be rewarded, with her performance against Carlton earning her the equal-most votes in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award.
The Melbourne midfielder received nine votes from the coaches, who allocate votes to the five players they deem to be best on ground.
Paxman was the leading possession-getter in the Demons’ Round 6 defeat at TIO Traeger Park in Alice Springs on Saturday night.
The 31-year-old was dominant in the middle, finishing with an impressive 27 disposals and three tackles.
Carlton’s Madison Prespakis was also awarded nine votes for her 23-disposal effort.
Kate Hore, who collected 19 of her own touches and kicked a contender for Goal of the Year, was the only other Demon to poll. The forward received five votes, followed by Carlton’s Chloe Dalton, who was awarded four.
Charlotte Wilson (two votes) and Tayla Harris (one vote) rounded things out for the Blues.
Having polled every week so far, Paxman now moves to fifth on the leaderboard (41 votes), while North Melbourne’s Jasmine Garner sits atop with 47 votes.