LIVEWIRE Wangaratta Rovers forward Alex Marklew is the fifth and final nominee for this year’s SS&A Rising Star award.
Marklew, 17, picked up the last nomination after a stellar finish to the season since his impressive debut in round 12.
The talented Hawk played a key role in the Hawks elimination final victory over North Albury on Sunday with three brilliant goals.
Marklew joins Hoppers’ duo Jordan Harrington and Alex Freeman, as well as Ben Murphy (Wodonga Raiders) and Zack Leitch (Wangaratta) as chances for this year’s award.
Corowa-Rutherglen’s Hayden Filliponi won it last season.
Eloise Maddox has picked up the final netball nomination.
North Albury is in the box seat to claim yet another Diamond Rising Star, with three of this year’s five netball nominees playing at Bunton Park.
Teammates Chloe Senior and Jordan Farrugia are the two other Hoppers on the list.
Caitlyn Cose (Wangaratta Rovers) and Abbey Jones (Yarrawonga) are also in contention.
North Albury’s Sophie Robertson was last year’s winner.
Both awards will be presented on Morris Medal night on September 16.