Junior Club: Tea Tree Gully (SA)
Recruited from: Norwood (WA)
Brownlow votes: 0
The feel-good story of the Hawks in 2015, Schoenmakers overcame an ACL tear and battles with form and confidence to earn a spot in the Grand Final and play arguably his best game for the club. He stepped in for the injured Jack Gunston in the semi-final and played too well to be dropped thereafter. As a key forward he runs to the right places, creates contests and kicks beautifully. He signed a new two-year deal after the Grand Final and should become a key part of the side.
Player honours: premiership side 2015.
Draft history: 2008 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Hawthorn) No. 16 overall.