Rookie Me Central’s Collaborative 2022 AFL Women’s Top 50 Countdown: #15 Monique Conti

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 15, Richmond Women’s Monique Conti.

League/s: AFLW, Vflw

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

  • Games [tot]: 39

  • Goals [tot]: 8

  • Disposals [avg]: 19.6

  • Marks [avg]: 2.5

  • Tackles [avg]: 3.8

  • Cont. Poss: 9.5

  • Uncont. Poss: 6.6

  • Clearances: 2.9

  • Inside 50s: 2.2

  • Rebound 50s: 1.2

A highly touted junior, Conti was drafted at pick four in 2017 by the Bulldogs and made her debut the following year. She finished second in the Rising Star in 2018 behind Chloe Molloy, but the following year Conti was sensationally traded to Richmond ahead of their entry into the competition.

Richmond traded pick one to get Conti, and she has not let them down. Having only missed one game since she came to the club, Conti has won the Richmond Best and Fairest in both 2020 and 2021. Taking a look at the stats, among other things she’s averaged 21 disposals since becoming a Tiger, which is higher than her career average.

Conti is also a multi-code athlete, also having played basketball at a high level for a number of years. It may be due to the earlier start to the AFLW season, but after not re-signing with anyone for the upcoming WNBL season, it appears Conti has decided her sole focus will be footy this coming summer. Just how far will she end up on the AFL Women’s Top 50 list by year’s end? Only time will tell.

Looking at this countdown, Conti was a unanimous choice across all the lists. She finished as high as seventh and as low as 38th, with most people ranking her somewhere between 10th and 16th.

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) | ARTICLE
#18 Isabel Huntington (Western Bulldogs) | ARTICLE
#17 Tyla Hanks (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#16 Chelsea Randall (Adelaide) | ARTICLE
#15 Monique Conti (Richmond)

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