Wangaratta export Darcy Vescio has capped off an excellent season in the inaugural AFLW competition by cleaning up at the league’s awards night.
The Carlton cult hero claimed the AFLW's Mark of the Year and Leading Goalkicker awards and was named in the first All Australian team.
Vescio’s memorable goal-line mark in the Blues’ round five victory against the Western Bulldogs saw her poll 36 per cent of the fans’ votes.
A string of consistent performances saw her boot 14 goals during the seven-week season.
“I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to thank those who have been part of the journey,” Vescio said.
“Most of my goals are the result of the team working extremely hard, so for me I’ll be looking forward to celebrating it with them.”
Vescio finished three goals ahead of Adelaide’s Sarah Perkins (11) and AFLW Best and Fairest Erin Phillips (10).
Her dominance was asserted in round one where she kicked four goals in Carlton’s historic victory over arch-rival Collingwood.
“I’m incredibly proud of all that we’ve achieved this year,” Vescio said.
“We’ve dealt with highs and lows and I feel that these experiences have developed and strengthened our bond... I’m looking forward to next season already.”
Vescio was also the Blues' top vote-getter in the AFLW Best and Fairest – the equivalent of the Brownlow Medal – polling seven votes to finish equal sixth overall, seven votes behind Phillips.
Bright’s Daisy Pearce was named captain of the All Australian side after a strong season with Melbourne.