Rookie Me Central’s Collaborative 2022 AFL Women’s Top 50 Countdown: #19 Jaimee Lambert

IN a new exciting collaborative countdown, Rookie Me Central has teamed up with other independent media organisations to bring a 2022 AFL Women’s Top 50 Countdown. Every weekday from now until December 17, a new player will be named starting from 50th down to 1st, stemming from a combined eight Top 50 submissions. Among those who submitted Top 50s include Siren Sport‘s Gemma Bastiani, Women’s Australian Rules Football (WARF) Radio‘s Peter Holden, and a combined Outer Sanctum team’s Top 50.

Today we continue our countdown with number 19, Collingwood Women’s Jaimee Lambert.

League/s: AFLW, Vflw

Season/s: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

  • Games [tot]: 53

  • Goals [tot]: 45

  • Disposals [avg]: 18.6

  • Marks [avg]: 2.5

  • Tackles [avg]: 4.9

  • Cont. Poss: 6.3

  • Uncont. Poss: 6

  • Hitouts: 0

  • Clearances: 2.5

  • Inside 50s: 1.7

  • Rebound 50s: 0.8

After being the Bulldogs’ inaugural pick in the 2016 draft, Lambert crossed to the Pies at the end of the 2017 season and has become one of the silent assassins of the AFLW.

She may be the quiet type vocally, but she is one of those players that lets her actions do the talking.

Having only missed two possible games in her entire career, and although she may not have as many goals on the board as some other forwards in the league, she is a dangerous and sneaky target that gives other teams nightmares. After winning Collingwood’s Best and Fairest in 2020, Lambert continued to improve even more, with almost all her stats for 2021 above her career average.

Her average disposals rose from a career average of 16.7 to 19.5 in 2021. Breaking that down, her kicks and handballs have both risen from an average of 10.8 and 5.9 per game respectively to 11.3 and 8.3 per game.

With Collingwood looking to build on a Preliminary Final finish from 2021 into 2022, expect Lambert to be running amok in that Collingwood forward line once again, creating havoc for opposition defenders and frustrating opposition fans alike.

In terms of this countdown, Lambert was a unanimous choice, making every single person’s list. Someone ranked her as high as 10th, while another ranked her as low as 43rd. With most people ranking her in either the high teens or low 20s, Lambert finds herself finishing in 19th place in this countdown.

ROOKIE ME CENTRAL’S 2022 AFL WOMEN’S TOP 50

#50 Ash Brazill (Collingwood) | ARTICLE
#49 Tayla Harris (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#48 Courtney Hodder (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#47 Eden Zanker (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#46 Kirsty Lamb (Western Bulldogs) | ARTICLE
#45 Tyanna Smith (St Kilda) | ARTICLE
#44 Breanna Koenen (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#43 Dana Hooker (West Coast) | ARTICLE
#42 Georgie Prespakis (Geelong) | ARTICLE
#41 Breann Moody (Carlton) | ARTICLE
#40 Hayley Miller (Fremantle) | ARTICLE
#39 Emma King (North Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#38 Dakota Davidson (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#37 Meghan McDonald (Geelong) | ARTICLE
#36 Stacey Livingstone (Collingwood) | ARTICLE
#35 Daisy Pearce (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#34 Rebecca Beeson (GWS) | ARTICLE
#33 Sarah Allan (Adelaide) | ARTICLE
#32 Kerryn Harrington (Carlton) | ARTICLE
#31 Janelle Cuthbertson (Fremantle) | ARTICLE
#30 Emily Bates (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#29 Katie Brennan (Richmond) | ARTICLE
#28 Gemma Houghton (Fremantle) | ARTICLE
#27 Kate Hore (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#26 Ellie McKenzie (Richmond) | ARTICLE
#25 Ruby Schleicher (Collingwood) | ARTICLE
#24 Ash Riddell (North Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#23 Ally Anderson (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#22 Brittany Bonnici (Collingwood) | ARTICLE
#21 Darcy Vescio (Carlton) | ARTICLE
#20 Lauren Pearce (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#19 Jaimee Lambert (Collingwood)

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