Outstanding wing attack Madison Browne has won her first Melbourne Vixens most-valuable-player award.
It's further recognition of a brilliant season that has already brought a place in the ANZ Championship's all-star team and a top-six finish in the league's MVP category.
Having swept the Australian netball awards last season, Browne was nevertheless pipped at club level by defender Geva Mentor, who was relegated to second place this time, with 54 votes to Browne's 63. The 25-year-old midcourter led the competition for goal assists and centre pass receives, as the most consistent player in the Vixens' sometimes-problematic front half.
Captain Bianca Chatfield, whose defensive partnership with Mentor was again exceptional, was named player of the finals, while first-year shooter Erin Hoare received the coaches award from Simone McKinnis. Browne, Chatfield and Tegan Caldwell were this week named in the 2013 Diamonds squad to contest series against New Zealand and Malawi.