It was another outstanding season for Madison Prespakis, with the dominant midfielder solidifying her spot as one of the best midfielders in the competition.
Prespakis’ ability to get her hands on the ball was just one of her best features in 2021, with the young star averaging 21 disposals per game, while her tackling pressure and clearance work was another standout in her game.
This feat is more impressive considering that Prespakis was tagged by opposition players regularly, with the competition becoming more aware of her significant impact on the game.
Prespakis also managed to slot four goals in the season, continuing her reputation as one of the most-damaging players in the competition with ball in hand.
Prespakis’ best performance came in Round 6 against Geelong at IKON Park.
The Blues took home a 33-point win over the Cats, while Prespakis had an impressive stat sheet alone.
She gathered a career high 28 disposals, an equal career-high six clearances as well as slotting an important goal in the third quarter. It was all the more impressive given at quarter time, it looked as though Prespakis wouldn't return to the field through injury.
Alongside a new midfield brigade consisting of youngsters Grace Egan and Abbie McKay, Prespakis dominated the midfield and her tackling pressure and clearance work was key when Geelong started to fight back.
In a season full of highlights, it’s hard to go beyond Prespakis’ goals in the second quarter against Richmond.
With Carlton 22 points down in the second quarter, they desperately needed a spark to ignite their game.
Enter the 2020 AFLW Best and Fairest.
Prespakis kicked a goal off the back of some great forward pressure that was the Blues first of the day, but she didn’t stop there.
Five minutes later, Prespakis produced a snap on goal that put the Blues within single digits of the Tigers, mounting a comeback in a game the Blues would end up winning by just five points.