An impressive display of skill against the Lions earned Erin Phillips plenty of praise, but the two-time champion has brushed off the ‘GOAT’ label.
The forward booted four goals in the top-of-the-table clash to lead the Crows to victory over Brisbane on Sunday.
“That game was a very good indication of where we’re at… a massive effort against a very, very good team,” Phillips said.
An additional 21 disposals and eight marks landed Phillips with 10 votes from Crows coach Matthew Clarke and Brisbane coach Craig Starcevich.
Her dominance also earned a spot in the afl.womens Team of the Week.
But, for Phillips, personal accolades take a back seat to her teammates’ success.
“It’s not something I really take notice of… I just love playing footy,” she said.
“It’s nice to be called something positive like (GOAT) but I’m here to win premierships with my teammates, that’s the main goal.
“I just love being around these girls and the team.”
The 35-year-old heaped praise on the strength of the Crows side, shining a light on the rehab group working behind-the-scenes.
“This is by far the toughest team to ever break into for the Crows squad,” she said.
Phillips applauded the efforts of Adelaide forward Chloe Scheer, who returned two weeks ago after 685 days between AFLW games.
“Chloe Scheer was the first one to get out of the rehab group and she looks fantastic,” she said.
“Hopefully Dayna (Cox) and Deni (Varnhagen) can get a game at some stage this year because they’ve been putting in such incredible amounts of work and are such quality people as well.”
The Crows will take on St Kilda at Norwood Oval on Sunday February 28 for the AFLW’s inaugural Indigenous Round.
The game will kick off on Sunday February 28 at 12.40pm at Norwood Oval on The Parade, with gates open at 11.40am.