Lachlan Schultz is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
He was born on November 30, 1997, to parents whose identities are not known.
Schultz was raised in Moama, New South Wales, by his parents and played junior football for the Moama Magpies in the Murray Football League before transferring to the Bendigo Pioneers in the TAC Cup.
Following high school graduation, he moved to Melbourne and played 37 games for Williamstown in the VFL over the next two seasons.
He was drafted to Fremantle with the 57th selection in the 2018 national draft after being voted one of the better players in the VFL.
Schultz made his AFL debut for Fremantle in the opening round of the 2019 AFL season. Schultz kicked the match-winning goal for Fremantle against St. Kilda in the 6th round of the 2020 AFL season.
At the end of 2021, Fremantle contracted Schultz for two more seasons with an option for a third after Hawthorn was tabling a three-year deal for him to move to Victoria.
Schultz played almost every game in 2022, kicking 30 goals in a career-best season. However, he finished second in Fremantle’s leading goalkicker award behind former teammate Rory Lobb, who kicked 38 goals for the season.
During the year, Schultz was awarded the Glendinning-Allan Medal for his performance during the round three Western Derby, in which he collected 23 disposals and kicked two goals.
Schultz was among Fremantle’s best during round 17 against St Kilda at Marvel Stadium, kicking two goals. He kicked a game-high four goals in round 9 of the 2023 AFL season during Fremantle’s 17-point win over the Sydney Swans at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
He kicked a career-high and game-high 5 goals during the Round 22 Western Derby. He was awarded his second Glendinning-Allan Medal for best on the ground.
Schultz signed a one-year contract extension during the 2023 season, tying him to Fremantle until at least 2024.
On the first day of the 2023 AFL trade period, Schultz requested a trade to Collingwood.
Despite the lack of information on Schultz’s parents, they will definitely be proud of him.