WESTERN Jets’ captain Lucas Rocci has earned the nomination for Player of the Week for his superb effort in defence over the weekend. The Jets knocked off the Bendigo Pioneers at Downer Oval, and Rocci led from the front in his best game to date. Rocci claimed the Draft Central Player of the Week spot after winning the Facebook poll against Sandringham Dragons’ Kyle Yorke.
Rocci finished the outing with 34 disposals at 76.4 per cent efficiency, and of which 35.7 per cent were contested, as well as 12 marks, one clearance, one inside 50 and 12 rebounds. Coming into the match, Rocci had averaged the 13.7 disposals, 3.3 marks and just under two rebounds per game, but an increased role in the defensive half saw him star in the Jets’ victory. His nomination made it back-to-back nominations for the Western Jets after Darcy Cassar was the Draft Central Player of the Week in Round 8. He also becomes the seventh Metropolitan player to be nominated this season.
DRAFT CENTRAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
ROUND 1: Noah Anderson (Oakleigh Chargers)
ROUND 2: Mitch Mellis (Eastern Ranges)
ROUND 3: Matt Rowell (Oakleigh Chargers)
ROUND 4: Tom Green (GWS GIANTS Academy)
ROUND 5: Zakery Pretty Eastern Ranges)
ROUND 6: Trent Bianco (Oakleigh Chargers)
ROUND 7: Sam Conforti (Bendigo Pioneers)
ROUND 8: Darcy Cassar (Western Jets)
ROUND 9: LUCAS ROCCI (WESTERN JETS)