Adelaide wingman Lachlan Sholl has earned the Round Four AFL Rising Star nomination.

The 21-year-old joins an exclusive list of players to be nominated twice for the award, becoming the 12th addition to the list following his Round 18 nomination last season.

Alex Witherden (West Coast, formerly Brisbane) was the most recent player to achieve the feat, recording his second nomination in Round 9, 2018.

“It’s obviously really cool to get recognition for the game on Sunday and I’m just really glad to be able to contribute in some capacity to the win,” Sholl said. 

“To be able to fight it out the way that we did was pleasing and to stick fat towards the end, we walked away really pleased with our efforts.”

Sholl was the top-ranked player across the League in Round Four according to Champion Data’s Player Rankings, finishing with 31 disposals at 81 per cent efficiency, eight score involvements and 595 metres gained in Adelaide’s 41-point win over North Melbourne.

His fitness has caught the eye of many, with the Victorian covering the most distance across the AFL this year including a season-high 17.3 kilometres on Sunday.

“Looking back on the work we were able to put in during the pre-season, a lot of it had to do with being able to train with my teammates, stay in Adelaide and continue to train together, and that’s reflective of the way we’ve been able to start the season and run out games,” Sholl said. 

“So I have the boys to thank for being able to work with them during the off-season which has hopefully set us up for a really good year.”

The Calder Cannons product was a key factor in the Crows’ final-quarter surge, kicking a crucial goal while setting up another.

Selected with pick No.64 in the 2018 National Draft, Sholl has played 12 games since making his AFL debut in Round 10, 2020.