The fans have spoken, and as voted by you, Rowan Marshall is the Round 16 Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round.
Marshall filled the void up forward in the absences of Max King and Tim Membrey, piecing together a brilliant display against the Hawks to be voted as the Silk-Miller Memorial medallist.
The Prospect wrapped up his afternoon with a handy two-goal bag, 14 disposals and eight marks (two contested) to steer the Saints into sixth position on the ladder with two games remaining.
Marshall’s vice-like hands inside-50 proved to be his most important asset, rising above the Hawthorn defenders to clunk four marks inside-50, one of which wasn’t counted on the stats sheet due to a preceding free kick to the big man.
All of the 24-year-old's clunks inside the arc resulted in shots on goal, with the No. 19 converting two and finishing with 2.2 for the afternoon.
A classy snap put St Kilda on the board after the Hawks kicked the first three of the game, before following up his efforts in the third quarter with an important overhead grab to extend his side’s slender one-point lead.
Two votes go to Nick Coffield, whose marking prowess was on par with Marshall’s up the other end of the ground.
The 20-year-old reeled in an equal career-best 11 marks to go alongside his 21 disposals and was one of six Saints to operate above 90 per cent efficiency (95.2).
Coffield’s 14 kicks all hit their targets to give the Saints incredibly clean use when moving out of the back-half, with his second term (nine disposals, five marks) a standout as the red, white and black whittled away Hawthorn’s lead.
The young defender has gone from strength to strength this season, lining up for every match post-restart to rank fifth in the League for total marks (90) and first for St Kilda’s intercept marks (28)
Rounding out this week’s voting is fellow defender Ben Long, whose toughness at the contest and intercept plays complemented Coffield’s cleanliness in the air.
The No. 21 amassed 18 disposals across the defensive end, adding to his workman-like afternoon with eight intercept possessions and six marks.
Long’s ability to halt the Hawks’ momentum on the charge proved important over on numerous occasions, with his zip through traffic and clean execution by foot helping get his side in the clear.
St Kilda will face West Coast on Thursday night at the Gabba as it eyes off a place in the 2020 finals series.