Austin Smith and Marsha Cox (Marescia) have been named by the South African Hockey Association’s as our Senior Players of the Year for 2012.
Western Province’s Smith, led the national side to gold at the Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Japan last year and led the side with distinction at the London Olympics the same year.
Cox, who plays for Southern Gauteng, also captained the women’s side to gold at the Olympic Qualifier Tournament in India in February last year, and led the side to 10th place at the Olympics.
Other Player of the Year awards made were:
Under-18 Girls: Kirsty Gibbings (KZN Coastal)
Under-18 Boys: Kerwin Christoffels (Border)
Under-21 Women: Izelle Lategan (Free State)
Under-21 Men: Clinton Panther (Southern Gauteng)