NOWRA'S Maddy Collier and her West Coast Eagles teammate Mikayla Bowen have been named in the defensive and interchange lines for the round five AFLW Team of the Week, after strong performances during the Eagles' one-point win against Gold Coast on Sunday.
Bowen's weekend was one to remember, with the nineteen-year-old adding several notches to her belt, including the NAB Rising Star and Player of the Match.
Claiming this plethora of awards is no easy feat, but Bowen did it in style, racking up 21 disposals, seven marks and the match-winning goal - the Eagles' first of the season.
While half-back Maddy Collier also did plenty of damage, claiming 22 disposals, eight intercepts and three tackles.
This match stacked up as Collier's best game in the blue and gold.
"I feel like I've been building towards this; things are starting to click for me this year," Collier said.
"Pratty is also largely to thank for that as well, with his coaching style and the way he goes about it.
"It's an honour and stoked to see 'Bowsey' in there too because she had a ripper.
"Just a cherry on top of the win really."
Bowen also commended teammate Collier.
"I do feel super proud and honoured to be part of the Team of the Week alongside one of my most ruthless and driven teammates Maddy Collier," Bowen said.
"To be recognised within such an amazing group of women in the AFLW is pretty cool to me and is something I simply could not take for granted."
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