Lithgow's Wayde Egan named Panthers top NYC player for 2017

TOP GONG: Lithgow's Wayde Egan was named as the Penrith Panthers top NYC player for 2017 last week. Picture: PENRITH PANTHERS
TOP GONG: Lithgow's Wayde Egan was named as the Penrith Panthers top NYC player for 2017 last week. Picture: PENRITH PANTHERS

Lithgow’s Wayde Egan has received another top honour after a thoroughly successful 2017 season.

The Panthers National Youth Competition co-captain was named Penrith’s NYC Player of the Year at the 2017 Merv Cartwright Medal on Wednesday night, October 4.

The Lithgow Storm junior and former Workie raked in 18 tries and provided 15 try assists in 21 games for the Panthers NYC side this season.

Egan also got stuck into the tough stuff as he averaged just over 34 tackles a game.

He also got his first taste of senior footy with five games and four tries for the Panthers Intrust Super Premiership side, which went on to win the State Championship.

Egan leaves the NYC as a member of the 2017 Holden Cup Team of the Year and the first ever under 20s hooker to score four tries in a game.

The future looks promising for Egan after he signed a new two year deal in August keeping him at the Panthers until the end of 2019.

He is on track to feature for Penrith’s NRL and Intrust Super Premiership sides next season and may well take over from Peter Wallace as the club’s premier number nine in coming years.