Hockey award: SA’s Coetzee in finalists’ list

2011-12-09 00:00

WORLD goalscoring record-holder Pietie Coetzee of the Southern Gauteng and SA women’s hockey teams has been included as a finalist in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year nominations.

The annual prizes recognise the finest women’s hockey players in the game as voted for by athletes representing the world’s best international teams.

On June 21, this year, Coetzee became the all-time leading goalscorer in women’s international hockey when she scored four goals against 2011 Pan American Games winners the U.S. during the Champions Challenge tournament at the National Hockey Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

Coetzee broke Russian Natasha Keller’s previous record of 220.

With the SA team poised to play a host of Test matches in 2012 that includes over a dozen matches against Spain, Ireland and Belgium at the Kaspersky Randburg Hockey Stadium from January 15 to February 6, before the team move to Delhi in India for the Olympic Qualifier tournament, it is a record she looks likely to embellish further.

Currently being rested for the two Four Nations tournaments under way this month in Argentina, the 33-year-old Coetzee should be refreshed and raring to go next year, which points to her 226 goals in 228 Test matches being taken to a new level.

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