The AFL Rising Star for round six young Hawthorn forward Jacob Koschitzke made a big impact in only his fifth game by booting six goals in the Hawks’ 3-pont win over Adelaide in Launceston.
He scored six votes from the AFL Coaches Award, and the Carey Bunton Medal for the best player from NSW in the AFL this season.
Koschitzke, who was drafted to Hawthorn in last year’s draft, was recruited from Albury.
The only other NSW player to poll votes from the AFL coaches in round six Lachie Schultz (Moama), who received 4 votes for Fremantle in their convincing win over North Melbourne.
VOTES ROUND 6
28 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
17 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
13 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans
10 Sam Wicks (Manly-Warringah) – Sydney Swans
9 Errol Gulden (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) – Sydney Swans
8 Lachie Schultz ((Moama) – Fremantle (R6 4 votes v NM)
5 Braeden Campbell (Pennant Hills) – Sydney Swans
6 Jacob Koschitzke (Albury) – Hawthorn (R6 6 votes v ADL)
4 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong
1 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong
1 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide