Chelsea Baker has reaped the ultimate reward for leaving the goal circle.
The young Camperdown talent took out the Rebekah Moroney Memorial Medal as the 17 and under Hampden league best and fairest on Sunday.
Baker, who polled 26 votes to cap off a stellar season, said it was an “awesome feeling” to win.
“I think I had an all right season,” she said.
“Going into a new position of goal defence this year was exciting and I just took it in my stride and did the best I could I guess.
“It was coach’s orders because we were lacking defenders, but I have been an attacker all through my juniors so I was excited because it is a different change up.”
The emerging Magpie did enough to nudge out joint runner-ups in teammate Georgia Vick and South Warrnambool’s Isabella Rea who finished with 24 votes.
“She (Georgia) had an amazing season and I am so proud of her also,” she said.
Baker, who is the daughter of former league A grade best and fairest winner Tracey, drew immediate comparison to her mother.
And the teenager admitted she was honoured with the comments.
“It feels good and it is a privilege to be referred like her,” she said.
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