After Season 3 didn’t go as planned, the Pies are looking to bounce back.
Three Key Players
The reigning Collingwood best and fairest winner is a force to be reckoned with when she is fit and firing, she is a strong and fast small forward with the potential to win games off her own boot.
Look no further than the state of origin game back in 2017 to see how good of a player she is.
Her ability to share the ball around to and set her teammates up to score, as well has kicking a few goals of her own.
She puts her body on the line every game, and she knows how to hit the opposing side where it hurts, by kicking goals, or goal assists.
After having a strong VFLW season where she took out the leading goal kicker, and helped the Pies win the VFLW Premiership, if she can continue that form into the AFLW season,
Even though she missed the 2019 season with a nasty lis franc injury, she can play at either end of the ground, being a pillar in defence for the pies in 2018, and she was tied for leading goal kicker for the VFLW back in 2017, alongside Katie Brennan.
She made a massive impact in her first season of AFLW, in her first game of AFLW she was able to keep reigning leading goal kicker Darcy Vescio goalless in her first game of AFLW, which is no easy task.
She was a key player in Collingwood’s backline for 2018, being able to help with the transition out of the backline, and stopping the opposition from scoring.
Molloy turned 21 in December, so she won’t just be a key player in Collingwood’s side for this season, but for many years to come.
From watching her three previous seasons at Carlton, you can see why she was highly sort after by Collingwood, not just for her on-field attributes but her leadership off the field as well.
She is one of those link up players, where she is able help her team cleanly transition the ball out of the backline, whether she plays in the forward line or in the midfield, not to mention her ability to convert on the scoreboard.
When she starts in the centre, her ability to break out of the midfield and deliver the ball straight into the forward 50, just by using her strength or stay on her feet and pass off a clean handball to her teammate, is something that is a great thing to watch from the stands
She can play anywhere on the field, which can keep to opposition guessing, and her strength can make her hard to match up on when she goes into the midfield.
“I’ll probably run through the midfield that’s sort of where I played a lot of my football prior to AFLW," she said.
"Starting in juniors when I was a kid before I went to soccer and then when I came back, playing in St Kilda Sharks, I ran through the midfield a fair bit.
"So yeah, I mean, I think you could see me running through there, but potentially a bit forward but yeah, I'm easy.
"Steve needs me where ever he needs me, I'd be happy to play but yeah I try to play mainly midfield”