STRENGTHS: Endurance, versatility, athleticism
IMPROVEMENTS: Accumulation, contested work
SUMMARY: Lachlan McDonald is an endurance athlete who has shown he can play in multiple positions across the ground. Often settling into defence, McDonald has good athleticism, and showed off his gut-running at the recent State Combine with a 21.5 yo-yo test. At the National Under 18 Championships, McDonald averaged 10 disposals and one mark, then followed it up upon returning to the NEAFL, averaging 11 disposals and 2.6 marks for the Suns’ Academy. The next step for McDonald is winning more of the football, and winning it at the coalface with his contested work the next step to build on his game further.
Under 18s Championships