Jenkinson takes early lead in race for MVP; Jones, Hamiilton and Foot all sit close behind on the leaderboard
Raymond Terrace's Dan Jenkinson has taken an early lead in the race of Season 12's Most Valuable Player, collecting a massive six points in the opening three rounds of the competition.
Jenkinson scored 9 points in 14 regular season rounds last season to collect a place in the overall Team of the Season, beating out Shortland's Hannah Trypas and Kotara's Isaac Davis on the same point haul. Now, he's already collected two-thirds of his total count from last campaign, and could well have defending MVP Emma Hawes' 14 point tally from last season in his eyes.
Raymond Terrace's dangerman is followed closely behind by the defending champion's best performer so far in 2019 - Keagan Jones. Part of the title-winning outfit from Season 12, Jones has kicked on in the new season to collect two of the team's MVP nominations in the opening two weeks, first against Raymond Terrace in the opening week and then just recently against grand final rivals Hamilton in a blockbuster 7-5 battle in Round 3.
Behind Jones sit Bar Beach captain Callum Foot, who has already chalked up three points from a total six available in Season 12, and rookie Glendale catcher Amelia Hamilton, who has burst into the league with two dominant displays to net herself the same haul as Foot.
Although Jenkinson has accumulated a strong early lead, two strong weeks from any player in the mix could boost them right up to the top of the standings, and with eleven regular season rounds still to go in the Newcastle Dodgeball League - and 22 total MVP points up for grabs for each individual player across that time - there's still everything to play for in the race for the highest personal honour in the competition.
To see who else has already picked up MVP points this season, head to the Race for MVP page to see the ongoing leaderboard.
RD4: Shortland stay undefeated with fourth win (22/03)
RD3: Hamilton claim revenge in grand final rematch (15/03)
RD2: Bar Beach hold off Glendale to bag first win (08/03)
RD1: Waratah sweep aside arch-rivals with major margin (01/03)
PRESEASON: Season 12's draw & key fixtures revealed (08/02/19)
PRESEASON: Rego now open for NDL Season 12. (01/02/18)
GF: Belmont edge out Hamilton in two-set grand final epic (16/11)
FINALS: Hamilton and Belmont set up grand final rematch (9/11)
RD14: Waratah down Belmont in heated one-set thriller (2/11)
RD13: Shortland oust Hamilton from first with one to go (26/10)
RD12: Belmont upset Hamilton to blow first place race open (19/10)
RD11: Shortland take second after thriller against Belmont (12/10/18)
RD10: Waratah tumble into fourth place after slow start (5/10/18)
RD9: Top four teams hold off finals-hopefuls (28/09/18)
RD8: Hamilton claim first as league celebrates Ladies Day (21/09/18)
RD7: Shortland and Kotara clash goes down to the wire (14/09/18)
RD6: Waratah keep close on Hamilton's heels (07/09/18)
RD5: Hamilton prevail in grand final rematch (30/08/18)
RD4: Belmont tumble into ladder mix with defeat (24/08/18)
RD3: Waratah cuts Shortland's undefeated streak short (17/08/18)
RD2: Shortland break Terrace to continue strong start (10/08/18)
RD1: Waratah open account against long-standing rivals (03/08/18)
PRESEASON: Season 11's draw & key fixtures revealed (19/07/18)
PRESEASON: Registrations now open for NDL Season 11. (13/07/18)
GF: Hamilton extend dynasty with fifth championship (06/07/18)
SF: Belmont punch ticket to season decider with comeback (29/06/18)
QF: Raymond Terrace scores maiden finals victory (22/06/18)
RD15: Waratah confirm second place, first week bye (15/06/18)
RD14: Waratah steady the ship with key three-set win (08/06/18)
RD13: Belmont ensures the Waratah slide continues (01/06/18)
RD12: Cooks Hill and Belmont remain level with draw (25/05/18)
RD11: Waratah lose sight of first place after defeat (18/05/18)
RD10: Raymond Terrace shock Cookers in sudden death (11/05/18)
RD9: Cookers drop 'Tahs to second with 6-5 slug-fest (04/05/18)
RD8: Hamilton take revenge in Battle of Oakdale (27/04/18)
RD7: Bailey best on field as 'Tahs in cruise-control (20/04/18)
RD6: Waratah break three-year hoodoo over old rivals (13/04/18)
RD5: Hamilton reclaim first place with 13-0 masterclass (06/04/18)
RD4: League's closest round sees 'Tahs take top spot (23/03/18)
RD3: Cooks Hill record first point with 5-5 draw (16/03/18)
RD2: Sudden-death deciders see Hamilton pip Belmont (09/03/18)
RD1: Waratah-Hamilton classic ends in 6-all draw (02/03/18)