The fans have spoken, and as voted by you, Tarni White is this week's Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round.

White's self-admitted "pre-season tunnel vision" to crack into the midfield in 2022 appears to have paid early dividends, with her Round 1 display a taste of her future role within the side.

The 20-year-old chalked up 14 disposals, a game-high 11 tackles, nine intercepts and a goal in her first full on-ball appearance, getting the game off to a bang with a brilliant roost from outside the arc to open the Saints' account.

Her ferocity on the opposition was just as eye-catching, with White winning four free kicks for holding the ball across the course of the evening.

Despite spending the bulk of the past two seasons across St Kilda's half-back line, the dogged Queenslander – who has undergone two ACL reconstructions in as many years – has since returned to her primary position and looks set to be a core component of this season's engine room.

Two votes go to Tilly Lucas-Rodd, who like White, provided plenty of aggression between the backline and midfield.

The clean utility rounded out her evening with a leading 20 disposals, five tackles and four clearances, and also spent time on the dangerous Monique Conti.

Lucas-Rodd's career began as a small forward for Carlton in 2017, before becoming a integral figure of St Kilda's defensive set-up across 2019 and 2020. 

Her determination and physicality at the contest was commended by senior coach Nick Dal Santo post-game, who suggested regular midfield time was on the cards for the 25-year-old.

Rosie Dillon rounds out this week's voting in what was her first match back from off-season ankle surgery.

The emerging leader had 10 disposals, six tackles and five clearances to her name by the final siren, along with her first goal at AFLW level off the back of a 50-metre penalty.