Lachlan Schultz is a dynamic midfielder/forward who was drafted by the Fremantle Dockers with pick 57 in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft. Schultz grew up in Echuca/Moama in Northern Victoria and played his TAC Cup football at the Bendigo Pioneers. Schultz played the past three years in the VFL for Williamstown where he showed versatility to go through the midfield and up forward.
After overcoming an ankle injury, Schultz had a terrific back end to 2018 where his competitiveness, contested marking ability and goal sense stood out which resulted in AFL clubs showing interest in the speedy midfielder. On top of his speed Schultz is also courageous, tough and has the ability to win his own ball which allows him to win the ball on the inside and outside.
In the second half of the 2018 season, for general forwards in the VFL, Schultz ranked second for ranking points (94.8), first for disposals (16.9), second for contested possessions (8), first for loose ball gets (4.4), first for clearances (2.8), third for marks (5) and fifth for score involvements (6).