St Pauls superstar Matt Kreymborg has claimed his second successive Ellis Medal, once again taking out the SFNL’s highest individual honour at the Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night.
The achievement caps off a memorable season for Kreymborg, adding another medal to his illustrious silverware collection after his beloved St Pauls won the Division 1 premiership over East Malvern a fortnight ago.
After polling 18 votes to win the same award last year, Kreymborg took his game to a new level in season 2018 finishing on 33 votes.
East Malvern duo Christopher Carey and Ryan Mullet rounded out second and third place, finishing on 25 and 20 votes respectively.
Earlier on, Doveton Eagle Nicholas Battle took out the Bennett Medal as the Division 2 Senior Best & Fairest. Battle polled 33 votes to be a resounding winner 11 votes clear of joint runners-up Chris Bryan (Keysborough) and Michael Callinan (Doveton Eagles).
In Division 3, Ashwood’s Patrick Carroll polled strongly to take home the Flack Medal with 31 votes, 11 clear of Springvale District’s Sam Raru in second place.
Carrum Patterson Lakes ball magnet Paul Mauracher was rewarded for another consistent season, winning the Division 4 Senior Best & Fairest with 21 votes, holding off Lyndhurst’s Jason Twite (19 votes) and Frankston’s Jacob Mehrtens (17 votes).
Jordan Mifsud’s phenomenal season for Oakleigh District was celebrated after she was crowned the Women’s Division 1 Best & Fairest. Mifsud finished on 20 votes narrowly edging out Murrumbeena’s Danielle Wearne on 18 votes.
Stephanie Sandoval’s name will go down in SFNL history as the inaugural winner of the Women’s Division 2 Best & Fairest, the Clayton jet picking up 22 votes to finish four votes clear of second placed Stephanie Rummel of Frankston.
Oakleigh District young gun Gianluca Cappiello was a comprehensive winner of the Under 19 Sparrow Medal, polling 28 votes to finish 10 ahead of Dingley’s Stefan Lamble.
In the netball, Mordialloc star Caity DeGaris capped off an outstanding season polling 20 votes to claim highest honours in Division 1. Keysborough’s Lesina Lalotoa was next best with 18 votes to finish a deserving runner-up.
Ellen Felberg dominated the Division 2 count, the Caulfield gun polling 25 votes to be a runaway winner 10 votes to the good of joint runners up Alex Siedle (Cheltenham) and Laura Kilfoyle (Dingley Gold).
The Division 3 count went right down the wire with Reena Kwong (Black Rock) and Eliza Hewitson (Dingley Gold) tying on 24 votes each to share the spoils. Cheltenham’s Dayna Mignone made a late charge to finish agonisingly short in second place on 23 votes.
2018 SFNL AWARD WINNERS
Best & Fairest
Ellis Medal (Division 1 Senior Best & Fairest): Matthew Kreymborg (St Pauls)
Bennett Medal (Division 2 Senior Best & Fairest): Nicholas Battle (Doveton Eagles)
Flack Medal (Division 3 Senior Best & Fairest): Patrick Carroll (Ashwood)
Division 4 Senior Best & Fairest: Paul Mauracher (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
Women’s Division 1 Football Best & Fairest: Jordan Mifsud (Oakleigh District)
Women’s Division 2 Football Best & Fairest: Stephanie Sandoval (Clayton)
Sparrow Medal (Under 19 Best & Fairest): Gianluca Cappiello (Oakleigh District)
Division 1 Reserve Most Valuable Player: Benjamin Smith (Port Melbourne Colts)
Division 2 Reserve Most Valuable Player: Andrew Floyd (Doveton Eagles)
Division 3 Reserve Most Valuable Player: Shayne Gibbs (Heatherton) and Cory Durie (Black Rock)
Division 4 Reserve Most Valuable Player: Luke Maxfield (Lyndhurst) and James Parker (Moorabbin)
Thirds Most Valuable Player: Jason Griffiths (Keysborough)
Division 1 Senior: Stephen Muller (St Pauls) – 53 goals
Division 2 Senior: Chris Bryan (Keysborough) – 73 goals
Division 3 Senior: Stefan Feehan (Springvale Districts) – 49 goals
Division 4 Senior: Hamish Browning (Lyndhurst) – 50 goals
Women’s Division 1: Danielle Wearne (Murrumbeena) – 63 goals
Women’s Division 2: Stephanie Sandoval (Clayton) – 21 goals
Under 19: Alex Mills (St Kilda City) – 45 goals
Division 1 Reserve: Ryan Kreymborg (St Pauls) – 53 goals
Division 2 Reserve: Mathew Poore (Skye) – 63 goals
Division 3 Reserve: Dylan Asling (Hampton Park) – 50 goals
Division 4 Reserve: Cameron Russell (Frankston Dolphins) – 54 goals
Thirds: Michael Kalviskis (Skye) – 56 goals.
Best & Fairest
Division 1 Best & Fairest: Caity DeGaris (Mordialloc)
Division 2 Best & Fairest: Ellen Felberg (Caulfield)
Division 3 Best & Fairest: Reena Kwong (Black Rock) and Eliza Hewitson (Dingley Gold)
Division 4 Best & Fairest: Kate Ebert (Heatherton Black)
Division 5 Best & Fairest: Limor Reiss (Oakleigh District)
Division 6 Best & Fairest: Madison Marino (Mordialloc Red)
Division 7 Best & Fairest: Courtney Henderson (Heatherton)
Division 8 Best & Fairest: Maddison Floro (Highett)
Division 9 Best & Fairest: Tenielle Potter (Lyndhurst)
Division 1: Emily Morris (Mordialloc) – 324 goals
Division 2: Alex Siedle (Cheltenham) – 418 goals
Division 3: Bianca Waras-Carstensen (Dingley Gold) – 576 goals
Division 4: Jarrah Thomson (Murrumbeena) – 405 goals
Division 5: Nicole Carmeni (Dingley Gold) – 454 goals
Division 6: Tauri Bowtell (Mordialloc Red) – 525 goals
Division 7: Felicity Dawkins (East Brighton) – 383 goals
Division 8: Stacy Purcell (Lyndale) – 241 goals
Division 9: Leisa Finkelde (Heatherton) – 331 goals
Peter Marshall (SFNL Director of Umpiring)
Leader Shooting Star
Jacob Bakes (Parkmore/Springvale Districts)
Division 1: Dingley (536 points)
Division 1: Murrumbeena (352 points)
Division 3: Heatherton (374 point)
Division 4: Lyndhurst (350 points)