Let's never forget one of the W-League's favourite daughters, Carson Pickett, who encapsulates all that's fantastic about women's sport.

We love making talented foreigners honorary Aussies. If they're from New Zealand, we just call them Australians and hope no one will notice. But rarely do they actually seem to love the land down under as much as Pickett does.

Among all the high-profile Matildas in Brisbane this year, Pickett truly appears in her element. She brings a calming effect to the Brisbane backline, with years of experience across the NWSL lending her a sense of that seems to wash over her teammates.

Much like Barnes, once again, she'll be invaluable to a Brisbane side that seem star-studded, are today.