With teams continuing to build their playing lists ahead of the AFLW’s upcoming season, the Sydney Swans have once again sent a message to the competition following the signing of Lucy McEvoy.
The former Blue now joins the developing team, that will no doubt be hunting for more success than their inaugural season brought them.
So what can Swans fans expect the 21-year-old to add when the team begins their campaign?
Arriving at the Swans, McEvoy has 33 AFLW games under her belt from her few years at Carlton. A strength of the young gun is her versatility, given that she can thrive across multiple positions.
Since being selected at pick two in the 2019 AFL Women’s draft, McEvoy has impressed effortlessly switching between the midfield and forward line when required.
Although she has played a limited number of games, the newly recruited Swan has already proven that she’s competitive around the contest and on the ball.
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McEvoy will be a welcomed addition to the red and white given that she’s also a bullish defender, just last season alone, she averaged three tackles per game.
Her strength could provide much added relief for the Swans whose defence was often exposed by other top performing teams in the league. With the Swans recent addition of former Magpie Chloe Molloy, Sydney could see a better overall team performance with some top-end and more experienced talent entering the fray.
She will also bring in leadership to the team whilst at Carlton, she was included in the leadership group last season along the likes of captain Kerryn Peterson and veteran Blue Darcy Vescio.
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