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Season review: Jack Silvagni

Jacqueline Guldon, Carlton Media  September 11, 2017 2:37 PM

Bloodlines | Giacomo to Jack Carlton youngster Jack Silvagni embarks on a journey of exploration to learn more about his great-grandfather, Giacomo.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017. 

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of the 2016 season, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 1, Jack Silvagni.  

GAMES

Season 2017: 20

Career: 28

GOALS 

Season 2017: 19

Career: 26

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 201 (10.05) Kicks: 144 (7.20) Marks: 90 (4.50) Contested possessions: 62 (3.10) Uncontested possessions: 137 (6.85) Tackles: 51 (2.55)

OVERVIEW

Following family tradition, the third-generation Silvagni switched his No.2 guernsey for the No.1 ahead of his second season at Carlton.

With eight senior games under his belt, Silvagni entered 2017 chasing his first win in the navy blue, waiting until Round 3 against Essendon to experience victory.

AFL 2017 Round 03 - Photographers Choice
Jack Silvagni's first win resulted in an outpouring of emotion. (Photo: AFL Media)

Across 20 games in his second season, the Blues youngster booted 19 goals to elevate his career total to 26 majors.

With 13 disposals, six marks, five inside-50s and two goals against Gold Coast in Round 13, the 19-year-old became Carlton’s fourth Rising Star nominee for 2017.

 

Silvagni will look to continue to stake his claim as one of the Club’s promising youngsters when he returns to the park in 2018.

BEST PERFORMANCE 

Despite the Suns handing the Blues their third loss for the season in Round 4, Silvagni was a shining light in defeat with 14 disposals, 10 marks, four tackles and a career-high three goals.

SEASON HIGHLIGHT

Silvagni was a protagonist in Carlton's big final quarter against the Suns in the return fixture, booting two goals to steer the Blues to a thrilling victory at Metricon Stadium. One was a set-shot from distance and the other a clever snap on his left foot - both putting his side ahead by eight points.