The fans have spoken, and as voted by you, Max King is this week’s Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round.
It was a commanding performance from the 21-year-old on Saturday night, who was awarded 10 coaches' votes as he dominated the skies of Adelaide Oval.
Six goals from six marks, four of which were contested, saw King lead St Kilda to a thrilling 21-point victory over the Crows, putting the club just outside the top four to end Round 10.
Now into his third full season of AFL and building a strong on-field presence, the exciting Saint has kicked 29 goals for the season to sit equal-third in the Coleman Medal race.
Second in the votes is the 200-game Bradley Hill, who celebrated the milestone with an electric outing off half-back and the wing.
The St Kilda speedster stepped up to the plate in the absence of injured skipper Jack Steele, providing a clean run-and-carry (586 metres gained) amidst a scrappy affair to finish with 30 disposals, 10 marks, seven score involvements and an excellent crumbing goal.
It is now the second game this season that Hill has notched 30 touches in a game, averaging 22 disposals, 13 kicks and five marks per game for 2022 – all ranked as elite by the AFL.
Rounding out the votes from the weekend is Callum Wilkie, with his defensive efforts on the 500-goal Taylor Walker crucial in getting St Kilda over the line.
Ending the game with 19 disposals, 10 intercepts, nine spoils and seven marks, Wilkie’s work off the ball was equally impressive as he held Walker to just the one goal for the game.
It is now the fifth time that the No. 44 has held his opponent to one goal or less in 2022 – with Walker, Jeremy Cameron, Bayley Fritsch, Jack Gunston, Toby Greene and Jordan De Goey all feeling the brunt of Wilkie’s presence.
Arriving at the club in 2019, the 26-year-old has quickly evolved into one of the first-picked players on the team sheet and is a vital part of St Kilda’s defensive structure.