In a year where women's Rugby League went from strength to strength, Quincy Dodd shone brightly as she cemented herself as one of the games rising stars.
Still just 18 years old, Dodd starred for the Cronulla-Caringbah in the Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup – captaining her side to a maiden premiership while becoming the first female to be named as the Sharks Junior Rep Player of the Year for 2018.
The dynamic halfback finished the season as the competitions leading point scorer with 178 points, carrying her form into the NSW City Womens side where she scored a hat-trick of tries to help them storm into the Harvey Norman National Women's Championships Grand Final.
Coach Steve Kelly lauded her natural playing ability and spoke of her incredible versatility at such a young age.
"She's unbelievable. She's an amazing young lady, there's not much of her but she can run, she can tackle and I think she's really stood up as a young future player," Kelly said.
"Naturally she's a half back through the Tasha Gale Cup system at Cronulla, but I think we could almost play her anywhere."
Her blistering form saw her earn an array of representative honours shortly after, breaking into the Women's State of Origin squad on the extended bench before joining the Roosters Women's first-grade side in the inaugural NRLW season.
She gained an invaluable experience working alongside the likes of Isabelle Kelly and Ruan Sims, and quicky earned the respect of her peers with her humble character.
She capped off her remarkable year as being named at halfback of the Women's Prime Minister's XIII squad at seasons end, all but cementing herself as one of Rugby League's elite and a rising star with limitless potential.