THE VERSATILE Louis Herbert has received the TAC Cup coaches' award as the most influential opposition player each week.
Herbert claimed the honour in the TAC Cup's Morrish Medal count at Etihad Stadium last night.
He also caught the attention of selectors to be named in the TAC Cup Team of the Year at half-back.
Rebels captain Matt Crouch was named in the centre.
A South Warrnambool export, Herbert plays with the Rebels under the 19-year-old rule and proved a handy, consistent addition Vic Country's under-18 national campaign.
Crouch, from Beaufort Football Club, worked his way back on field from a broken hand to make a strong impact for Vic Country and the Rebels late in the season.
In a tough season, the Rebels won two games this season mostly sporting an inexperienced and largely bottom-age playing group.
Meanwhile, the TAC Cup celebrated an historic four-way tie in Morrish Medal honours.
This comes one week after the Victorian Football League' JJ Liston Trophy was shared by three players, including North Ballarat's Steve Clifton.
Bendigo Pioneers' Jacob Chisari, Eastern Ranges’ Ben Cavarra, Geelong Falcons’ George Cameron and Gippsland Power’s Josh Scott provided the first quadruple tie in the Morrish history.
Only twice before has the Morris Medal posted multiple winners – 2008 when the Power’s Jarryd Blair and Murray Bushranger Fabian Priest dead-heated, and again two years later with Gippsland’s Dyson Heppell and Sandringham Dragon’s Jackson Sketcher.
The Rebels also ranked third on the evening in the TAC Speed Hurts campaign award.