Mena's meteoric rise
Thursday, 06 August 2015
Subiaco’s Sam Menegola has become the talk of the town over the last month as he blitzes the WAFL with a resounding comeback.
Menegola was delisted from the Fremantle Dockers in the off-season and suffered a frustrating ankle injury set back upon his arrival at Medibank Stadium but has caught the eye of the football world over the last month.
The 23-year-old midfielder made his debut in Round 11 hasn’t looked back averaging 29 disposals a game and kicking 15 goals from eight games.
- Nick Rynne | The West Australian
Menegola has slotted into a firing Subiaco midfield that compliments his style of play. The Lions are working for each other and it allows players to shine. SEE PLAYS OF THE DAY ROUND 18
With an outstanding supporting on-ball cast of Leigh Kitchin, Kyal Horsley, Chris Phelan and Brett Robinson to name a few; Menegola has hit a powerful patch of form and will look to continue his hot streak.
Subiaco head coach Jarrad Schofield addressed questions on the ex-AFL midfielder to the West Australian mid-week and partially credited his form on work ethic and fitness.
“He kicks goals, he gets clearances. I think what you see with Sam is he goes forward and takes marks, but he was always a natural forward as a junior,” Schofield said.
“Now what we’re seeing with his game is his inside work an on-baller, and because of his elite endurance he posts big numbers.
“He’s always getting his 30-plus possessions because of his high work ethic and his running capabilities are AFL standard.
“He’s in some fantastic form and he’s going to have to get prepared for some close attention.”
Menegola and the Lions face Swan Districts at Steel Blue this Saturday. Bounce down 2:15.
The journeyman’s story will continue to provide interesting narrative as this season winds into finals.