7 Lachlan Stapleton

Height
179cm
Weight
73kg
Current Team
Eastern Ranges, Vic Metro
Birthday
April 14, 2001

LACHLAN Stapleton is a lightly-built midfielder with a fierce attack on the ball. One of the NAB League’s most prolific tacklers – averaging 7.1 per game this year – Stapleton provided plenty of pressure in close and had lightning quick hands delivering to the outside runners. He had a 2.97-second 20m sprint and said he wants to apply that more to his game, as well as build his outside capabilities. Stapleton is one of those players who just ticks a lot of boxes and while he could improve across the board, is able to win the ball – use it fairly well and extract the ball from the contest with elite agility. He regularly runs close to an eight-second flat agility test, and with good strength for a player of his size and build, he is able to fend off opponents to get the ball free. His hands are incredibly clean, averaging 84.3 per cent efficiency by hand. Stapleton is one of the top State Draft Combine invites and his consistency this year should have been noted by clubs.

STRENGTHS: Inside game, tackling, clean hands, agility, consistency
IMPROVEMENTS: In-game acceleration, outside game

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH LACHLAN STAPLETON AT THE STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017Eastern Ranges421557821342805712058.43.011.41.60.05.60.044
2018Eastern Ranges101121232291111231100474251137.89.317.82.20.08.50.167
2019Eastern Ranges1331572903314115892068581051310.212.122.32.50.07.10.490
Total-276293579702733152300120107276318.99.518.72.30.07.40.2201

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Metro26812670000012.06.08.01.00.07.00.021
Total-26812670000012.06.08.01.00.07.00.021

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017421557821342805712058.43.011.41.60.05.60.044
2018101121232291111231100474251137.89.317.82.20.08.50.167
2019135163298341431649906858105149.611.621.32.40.07.10.485
Total278299587712753212370120107276328.79.318.32.20.07.40.2196

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