MELBOURNE’S No.5 secured five coaches' votes in Round 5, which means she has polled five times in five weeks.
There’s a bit to digest there.
But to cut a long story short, Tyla Hanks has climbed to 10th position on the AFLCA MVP Leaderboard, after yet another dominant performance against the Magpies on Sunday.
The 21-year-old led her side in disposals (22), contested possessions (10), first possessions (seven), loose ball gets (six), tackles (six), clearances (five) and score involvements (four), doing her best to keep the Demons in the contest at Victoria Park.
Hanks, who was nominated for the NAB Rising Star Award in Round 2, hasn’t missed a game since debuting in 2019, and has come a long way in the past 12 months.
The classy midfielder is now one of the standout players in the competition, ranked fifth in the league for tackles, sixth for clearances, 10th for contested possessions and 15th for disposals (averaging 20 per game – double her output from 2020).
Our 2021 Indigenous Guernsey Auction is here. ??— Melbourne AFLW (@MelbourneAFLW) March 1, 2021
Secure one of these special, match-worn jumpers, while helping to support our Indigenous programs. ?
Bid Now ?? https://t.co/Eql2jEvwyJ pic.twitter.com/Oi4Re6nWtE
Take a look at the full list of coaches’ votes from Round 5 and the leaderboard to this point of the season:
Round 5 – Collingwood v Melbourne
10 – Brianna Davey
7 – Brittany Bonnici
6 – Chloe Molloy
5 – Tyla Hanks
1 – Stacey Livingstone
1 – Ruby Schleicher
43 – Kiara Bowers (FRE)
37 – Ellie Blackburn (WBD)
36 – Brianna Davey (COL)
35 – Brittany Bonnici (COL)
33 – Alyce Parker (GWS)
32 – Monique Conti (RIC)
31 – Jasmine Garner (NTH)
30 – Erin Phillips (ADE)
29 – Ebony Marinoff (ADE)
28 – Tyla Hanks (MEL)