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Statewide Super League Top 50 – No.25

By ZAC MILBANK

Ball magnet is the appropriate description for Central District midfielder Travis Schiller.

While he was deposed from his title by Sturt’s Sam Colquhoun as SANFL’s most prolific ball-winner in 2019, the 25-year-old still handballed more than any other player in the competition.

Placing fourth in clearances, Schiller was also runner-up in the Norm Russell Medal behind older brother Jarrod for the Bulldogs’ best-and-fairest award.

Measuring in at just 175cm and 73kg, the younger Schiller brother loves nothing more than getting his hands dirty at the bottom of the packs.

And the wetter the weather, the better as far as the Nuriootpa product is concerned as he prides himself on winning the greasy ball in traffic at the stoppages.

Playing in pain for the majority of last season, Schiller is one of a handful of SANFL stars to benefit from the delayed start to the season as it has allowed him time to continue his rehabilitation from a frustrating foot fracture.

Selected by SANFL Media Producer Zac Milbank, the 2020 Statewide Super League Top 50 is being unveiled one player at a time on the League’s website and social media channels.

For incumbent SANFL players, form across the 2019 season was used as a significant factor in the selection process, with selection in The Advertiser Team of the Year, West End State squad, club leadership group and placings in club best-and-fairest weighing heavily.

This is to ensure there is meaningful movement of player rankings between each year’s Top 50 list at the start and end of the season.

Recruits to the Statewide Super League for 2020 have also been included, with significant AFL experience, performance at State League level and their predicted impact proving critical in deciding the order of players.

TRAVIS SCHILLER

Age: 25
Height: 175cm
Weight: 73kg
Position: Inside Midfielder
SANFL Club: Central District
Community Club: Nuriootpa FC
SANFL Debut: Round 1, 2014
SANFL Games: 112

Statewide Super League Top 50

25 – Travis Schiller (Central)
26 – Billy Stretch (Glenelg)
27 – Joseph Haines (South)
28 – Brad McKenzie (Norwood)
29 – Matthew Rose (South)
30 – James Rowe (Eagles)
31 – Dom Barry (Norwood)
32 – Justin Hoskin (Central)
33 – Harrison Wigg (North)
34 – Matthew Allen (Glenelg)
35 – Troy Menzel (Central)
36 – Mitch Grigg (Norwood)
37 – Jack Hayes (Eagles)
38 – James Rose (South)
39 – Robbie Young (North)
40 – Andrew Bradley (Glenelg)
41 – Tom Schwarz (North)
42 – Matthew Panos (Norwood)
43 – Brad Agnew (Glenelg)
44 – Cole Gerloff (Norwood)
45 – Matthew Wright (Adelaide)
46 – Dean Gore (Sturt)
47 – Tom Keough (West)
48 – Jesse Lonergan (Eagles)
49 – Alex Spina (North)
50 – Logan Hill (West)