Blues take McEvoy as Geelong adds six

NEW CATS: Amy McDonald, Mia Skinner and Madisen Maguire landed at the Cats this week following the AFLW draft.

By Natalee Kerr

Wallington’s Lucy McEvoy has landed at Carlton after the AFLW club took the midfielder at pick number two in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft this week.

McEvoy, the Geelong Falcons’ captain for the past three seasons, was the only member of the team drafted in the top 60.

The year 12 Sacred Heart College student and cousin of Hawthorn premiership ruckman Ben McEvoy averaged 21 disposals in 2019 season.

McEvoy told the Indy she was thrilled to join the Melbourne club.

“Words can’t explain how happy I am.

“I’m so stoked and can’t wait to meet all the girls and the fans.”

Geelong added six new names to its list, including Torquay’s Mia Skinner and father-daughter selection Millie Brown.

The Cats selected Skinner at pick 65 from the Falcons, which named her the club’s most-consistent player this year.

Brown made history as Geelong’s first father-daughter selection.

The 18-year-old’s father, Paul Brown, played 84 games for Geelong between 1990 and 1999.

The Cats selected Carlton VFLW best-and-fairest winner Gemma Wright at pick 34, Casey co-captain Nicole Garner at 50, and Geelong’s Amy McDonald at 80.

McDonald featured in the VFLW Team of the Year and placed third in the Cats’best and fairest this year.

The Cats’ final draftee, half-forward Madison Maguire, joined the club with pick 98.

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