PORT Adelaide young gun Hannah Ewings has been named the NAB AFLW Rising Star of season seven, beating out midfield partner Abbey Dowrick for the top spot.
The smooth-moving Ewings was drafted with pick No.3 in the draft, the first selection in South Australia, and played all 10 games in her – and Port Adelaide's – debut season.
Averaging 13.9 disposals, 4.9 tackles and 3.9 clearances across the season, she became the first player in AFLW history to register three or more goals and nine or more clearances in a single game.
Nominated in Port Adelaide's round three draw against Carlton, where she often went head-to-head with last season's winner Mimi Hill, Ewings gathered 21 disposals and five clearances to announce herself on the big stage.
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As the season went on, Ewings developed a formidable midfield duo with the second-placed Dowrick, giving Port Adelaide fans plenty to look forward to in the coming years. Of the nine selectors, six gave Ewings the maximum five votes, while the other three opted for Dowrick, indicating the dominance of the Power duo.
The midfielder has enjoyed a big year, winning a SANFLW premiership with North Adelaide and named All-Australian in the under-18 national championships, all before joining Port Adelaide.
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Off the footy field, Ewings is an apprentice chef who made the 385km move from her hometown of Whyalla to Adelaide to pursue both her footy and culinary careers.
Rounding out the top five was Hawthorn's Jasmine Fleming, Eagle Ella Roberts, and Bulldog Rylie Wilcox.
NAB AFLW Rising Star
Hannah Ewings (Port Adelaide) - 41
Abbey Dowrick (Port Adelaide) - 32
Jasmine Fleming (Hawthorn) - 17
Ella Roberts (West Coast) - 15
Rylie Wilcox (Western Bulldogs) - 10