Young Doggies duo take out top league honours

Two junior Footscray stars have been recognised for their outstanding seasons, claiming Lacrosse Victoria Best and Fairest honours for their respective age groups.

Indy Webster and Jake Mannix took out the Under-15 Girls’ and Boys’ Best and Fairest honours respectively, earning the most votes from officials during the home and away season that was unfortunately cut short.

Indy was a rock in the under-15 girls team all season, playing predominantly in defence and midfield. She finished the season with eight goals and four assists.

Indy polled 15 votes, with teammate Anika Mason also finishing in the top 10 with 5 votes.

Her love and passion for the game saw her regularly playing under 17s as well as senior women’s games.

“Her greatest attributes are her quick thinking and her knockdowns. This is an award very well-deserved.  Congratulations Indy,” Junior Girls Coordinator Marc Vandenberg said.

Jake’s award comes off the back of a mountain of work, with a day rarely going by where he isn’t at Angliss Reserve with a stick in his hands.

Jake was the clear standout player in the under-15 boys competition, throwing 84 goals (league’s best) and 15 assists (second in league). Without a shortened season, there was a great chance Jake would have gone on to reach the remarkable 100-goal milestone.

He finished with 26 votes, a remarkable achievement from just 11 matches played (maximum gettable votes of 33).

Jake also featured regularly in the Division 2 team this year, as well as earning his State League debut against Caulfield.

“Jake’s work ethic is second to none and he leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of becoming an elite lacrosse player and athlete,” Junior Boys Coordinator Chris Miles said.

“We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Jake, his team mates and all of the juniors at FLC.”

Congratulations to both Jake and Indy on spectacular seasons.