Adelaide Crows co-Captain Erin Phillips celebrates winning the AFLW Grand Final.
Adelaide Crows co-Captain Erin Phillips celebrates winning the AFLW Grand Final. DAN PELED

Crows star Phillips wins Players' MVP award

ERIN Phillips' outstanding AFLW season has been endorsed by her peers, who crowned her the Players' Most Valuable Player.

It's the third award in as many days for Phillips, who also won the Best on Ground award in the Crows' gripping six-point grand final win.

But with the W Awards on Tuesday evening - the AFLW's answer to the Brownlow - a clean sweep of honours isn't out of reach for the dual Olympian.

Phillips (204 votes) was clearly the favourite among the players, with Melbourne midfielder Karen Paxman (149) and Carlton forward Darcy Vescio (132) the next best.

After the home and away season, Champion Data rated Phillips and Melbourne superstar Daisy Pearce as the most influential players in the competition, with both midfielders averaging 180.6 ranking points per match.

While less prolific than Pearce, Phillips kicked eight goals and racked up the most contested possessions of any player in the league.

In other categories, Adelaide co-captain Chelsea Randall won the Most Courageous Award, while Pearce didn't go empty-handed either, winning the Best Captain Award.

AFLW Players' MVP

1. Erin Phillips (204)

2. Karen Paxman (149)

3. Darcy Vescio (132

Most Courageous

1. Chelsea Randall (80)

2. Brianna Davey (57)

3. Jessica Dal Pos (22)

Best Captain

1. Daisy Pearce (63)

2. Erin Phillips (30)

3. Emma Zielke (27)

News Corp Australia


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