As one of St Kilda’s most electric youngsters, Nicola Xenos did not disappoint in her first season at AFLW level.
Although small in stature, the 19-year-old proved to pack a punch all over the ground thanks to her strong physical attributes and blend of endurance and speed.
The young Saint’s inside grunt, hard-hitting bumps and feistiness combined excellently with her flair, while the passages of play alongside Georgia Patrikios were weekly highlights.
The VFLW Premiership player for Collingwood also found time to hit the scoreboard in the final game of the season – unsurprisingly, the goal assist coming off her partner in crime’s boot.
Sadly, after a extremely promising pre-season, Xenos suffered a season-ending ACL injury two days out rom the Saints' season opener.
Xenos was snapped up with pick No. 27 in the 2019 AFL Women’s Draft.
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