Ararat Eagles netballer Sarah West had an outstandingly consistent season recognised on Wednesday night, taking out the Mininera District Netball Association B Grade best and fairest.
West polled in 13 of 17 rounds with 10 best on ground performances taking her to a total of 35 votes.
“I thought I would get a few votes but not that many,” West said.
“I thought I had a pretty consistent year but I was surprised to have won.”
It is West’s first ever best and fairest win.
West finished 16 votes clear of Glenthompson-Dunkeld’s Joanne Amott and Eagles teammate Toni Chegwin who both had 19 votes.
Chegwin had a big finish to the season, polling 13 votes in her final seven games.
Both West and Chegwin will play in Ararat Eagles’ B Grade grand final at Alexandra Oval next weekend, having defeated Tatyoon in a qualifying final last Saturday.
“It was nice to share that moment with her,” West said.
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Ararat Eagles netball director Lisa Haddow said having two players poll so well is a testament to both West and Chegwin.
“It is bot often you get a best and fairest and runner-up from the same team,” she said.
“It is a credit to both of them. They have some great experience behind them and deserve all the awards that have gone their way.”
The C Grade best-and-fairest award was won by Moyston-Willaura’s Bianca Kettle.
Similarly to West, Kettle only missed out in votes in four games throughout the season on her way to a total of 31.
Woorndoo-Mortlake’s Brodie Humphrey and Penshurst’s Becky Blanchett rounded out the top three in C Grade.