Export Report: Scherer Tearing Up QWAFL

Katrina Scherer (Columbus Cats) – Bond University (QWAFL)

“Sonic” signed on with the Bullsharks for the rest of the season after coming over from Ohio at the beginning of June and playing two games with Bond, who are making their QWAFL debut this year.  In the two games since committing, she has only gone and kicked eight goals over her past two games, including a five goal haul in Bond’s 66-point victory over Maroochydore.  Her 2 goal-per-game clip is third in the QWAFL, and one of the two ahead of her is none other than Brisbane Lions star Sabrina Frederick-Traub.  Her performance as a target forward is turning heads, and there is talk that she is slowly coming onto teams’ radars ahead of this October’s AFLW draft.

In the meantime, Scherer and the 4th place Bullsharks have one game left as they desperately try to hang on to a finals spot in the seven team QWAFL.  Her side faces 6th place Yeronga South Brisbane this weekend (Saturday 7/28 @ 2:45am EDT), a team that is seeking to sneak into the finals in their own right.

You can listen to Scherer on this week’s edition of the Women’s Australian Rules Football Radio Podcast here.

Alex Aurrichio (New York Magpies) – South Adelaide (SANFL)

It seems like the big former New York Magpie has been chomping at the bit to make his presence felt with the Panthers, and last weekend he did just that.  After two goals in his second game of the season against Glenelg on July 14, Aurrichio booted home two goals, assisted on another, and was among this team’s best performers in a 101-60 victory over North Adelaide.  The former VFL Northern Blue has been a revelation for South, as they are fifth on the ladder and occupy the last SANFL final spot.  Up next for them, a pivotal game against 9th ranked Port Adelaide at Alberton Oval (Saturday 7/28 @ 12:50am EDT).

Katie Klatt (Sacramento Suns) – Melbourne Uni (VFLW)

Klatt has handled fullback duties for the Mugars over the course of seven games during the VFLW season.  Two weekends ago, she was there in a five-point loss to Hawthorn, gathering fourteen possessions in a solid performance.  She wasn’t in the lineup for Uni’s three point win against the Southern Saints, but hopes to return for this weekend’s tangle with Collingwood (Saturday 7/28 @ 8:40am EDT).

Tyler Ames (Denver Bulldogs) – Montrose FC Reserves (Eastern FL, Victoria)

The man from Mile High country had a bit of a purple patch in June, kicking three goals and earning three best-on-ground nominations for the Demons’ reserves.  The stretch drive is on after a bye week, as Amesy and the Dees head to Rowville as they try to improve on their eighth place standing (Friday 7/27 @ 10:05pm EDT).

Jess Blecher (Portland Sockeyes) – Keilor FC (Northern FNL, Victoria)

“Baby Goat” notched two more appearences on the Blues’ best-on list in games against Whitehorse on July 1, and the VU Western Spurs on July 15.  She kicked her seventh goal of the year of the season in the Whitehorse game, and is now sixth on her club in the majors department.  At 11-1-1, Blecher and the Blues have sealed up the minor premiership with one game left to play, and will wrap up the home-and-away part of their schedule against Diamond Creek.  (Sunday 7/29 @ 1am EDT).

Sam Murphy (Los Angeles Dragons) – West Perth (WAFL) / Whitford (WAAFL)

Big Murph was promoted to the Falcons’ reserve side on June 16, playing against Claremont.  He had a good outing in a 61-point shellacking at the hands of the Tigers; playing in the ruck, he got 11 of West Perth’s 26 hitouts and had two disposals.  Muprhy has made eight starts for Whitford’s seniors in the WAAFL B-Grade competition, and is headed to Ireland this weekend for the USA Revolution’s tour of Ireland.

Gabriel Martin del Campo (Los Angeles Dragons) – Black Rock FC (Southern FL, Victoria, Division 3)

Like his LA teammate Sam Murphy, Gabe is in Ireland for the Revos tour that kicks off next week.  He is coming off his best performance of the year for the Jets, earning a spot in the team’s best on July 14th against Springvale.

Buddy Spohn (Orange County Bombers) – Mordailloc (Southern FL, Victoria, Division 1)

Spohn and Mordailloc are at the top of the Southern Football League table alongside St. Pauls after a ten point win over Oakleigh District last weekend.  They host St. Kilda City in another key clash as we head down the stretch (Saturday 7/28 @ 12:15am EDT)

Brian Traut (Minnesota Freeze) – St. Kilda City Reserves (Southern FL, Victoria, Division 1 Reserves)

After playing alongside both Spohn and Martin del Campo, Traut is now with St. Kilda City, where he has three matches under his belt for the reserve side.  He was among the Saints’ best performers in a convincing win against Chelsea Heights on July 7.  Traut’s Demons Reserves will host Mordailloc this weekend.  (Friday 7/27 @ 10pm EDT)

Clyde Simpson (Columbus Cats) – Jeparit-Rainbow FC (Horsham Districts FL, Victoria, Reserves)

The Columbus captain has been among the Storm’s most consistent performers, and has been among the team’s best for seven consecutive games.  The Revo midfielder has been an inspiration for his team in western Victoria, who are currently in second place on the eleven team ladder.  Jeparit-Rainbow host Pimpino this weekend (Friday 7/27 @ 10:40pm EDT)

Brian Rippetto (Denver Bulldogs) – Old Geelong FC (VAFA Thirds Section 3)

“Rippa” as he is affectionately known in Denver has played eight games for the OGFC 3rds after going from the reserve side.  In that time, he has kicked three goals, been named to the best list three times and got Best on Ground nod on June 30th against Old Camberwell.  Fifth place OGFC hosts Mazenod this weekend.  (Friday 7/27 @ 7:20pm EDT)