IF A week is a long time in football, then two years is more than enough time to make a big impact.
If your name is Madison Prespakis, that is.
A week after completing a historic AFLW Best and Fairest win, there's no better time to look back on a truly game-changing 18 months.
Since being drafted to Carlton in October 2018, the midfield gun has achieved just about everything there is to do from an individual standpoint.
And she's making her own history along the way:
- The first teenager to win the AFLW Best and Fairest.
- The first Carlton player to win the AFLW Best and Fairest.
- The youngest winner of a VFL/AFL or AFLW best-and-fairest medal since Dick Reynolds in 1934.
- Carlton’s sixth player to win the competition’s highest honour, following on from male counterparts Bert Deacon, John James, Gordon Collis, Greg Williams and Chris Judd.
- The first player to win the AFLW Rising Star and Best and Fairest awards, and just the fifth overall. She joined Nathan Buckley, Ben Cousins, Adam Goodes and Sam Mitchell.
- Joining Goodes and Gavin Wanganeen as an Indigenous winner of the league’s best and fairest. She is the first at Carlton and the first in the AFLW competition to achieve the honour.
This proud Djadjawurrung Woman tonight became only the 3rd Indigenous footballer in AFL/AFLW history to win a League B&F following in the footsteps of legendary Brownlow Medalists Gavin Wanganeen and Adam Goodes. pic.twitter.com/yZ0KXdL41z— Carlton Cheersquad (@CFCCheersquad) April 28, 2020
- Her trophy cabinet now includes an AFLW Best and Fairest, two club best-and-fairest awards, two All Australians, NAB AFLW Rising Star and AFLPA 22under22 vice-captain from two seasons.
- She became the first Blue since Geoff Southby to win two club best-and-fairest awards in her opening two seasons.