The fans have spoken, and as voted by you, Hunter Clark is the Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round from Friday’s semi-final.
The emerging midfielder battled hard through the Tigers’ press, amassing 17 disposals, six inside-50s and 382 metres gained with his trademark composure.
Clark was moved on-ball in the second half to provide the Saints a significant lift, built largely off his through his slick ball movement and ability to win the ball in the clinches.
Friday night’s performance marks his third best-on-ground performance for the fan-voted Dare Sainter of the Round, with this week’s nod moving him to equal-third on the leaderboard alongside Paddy Ryder.
Clark ends his 18-game season in St Kilda's top-three for defensive-half pressure acts, ground-ball gets and effective disposals, and is in line for a strong polling at tonight’s Trevor Barker Award.
Two votes go to Jack Steele, who joined Clark in his tireless efforts through the midfield.
The All-Australian’s characteristic display came complete with 25 disposals (12 contested) at 88 per cent efficiency, four clearances and four tackles, all with added attention from the Tigers’ brigade.
Steele’s chart-topping season closes with leading honours for St Kilda’s disposals, contested possessions, clearances, tackles, pressure acts, inside-50s and score involvements.
A maiden Trevor Barker Award could add to that sensational season by tonight, which to date has already featured a string of league-wide accolades and due recognition.
Rounding out this week’s voting is Nick Coffield, who continued his fine run of form against the reigning Premiers.
The 20-year-old was again superb in the air, reeling in game-high nine marks (four intercepts) to go alongside his 17 disposals and four rebounds.
Coffield lined up for every game post-restart and finished the condensed home-and-away season as just one of five players to take over 100 marks.
The emerging defender closed out his career-best campaign as St Kilda's leading intercept player (marks and possessions) and earned selection in the AFL Players' Association 22Under22 side.