Hockey Stars 2016 - Men's Rising Star of the Year

November 19, 2016

With voting now open for this year's Player, Goalkeeper and Rising Star of the Year awards, we look at the contenders.

Today we look at the achievements of the athletes shortlisted for men's Rising Star of the Year.

Remember, you can vote right up until midnight (CET) on 2 December by clicking here.

Arthur van Doren (BEL)
An Olympic silver medallist with Belgium, Arthur van Doren has show throughout 2016 that he is a truly world class defender with composure beyond his years.

Christopher Rühr (GER)
Already a two-time winner of the Rising Star Award, it has been another outstanding year for attacker Rühr, who played a central role in Germany’s Olympic bronze medal at Rio 2016.

Jorrit Croon (NED)
The breakthrough name of 2016, Croon celebrated his 18th birthday with the Netherlands national team in Rio, where his combination of speed and guile in attack won him fans the world over.

Harmanpreet Singh (IND)
20-year-old defender Harmanpreet has been a revelation for India since breaking through into the senior squad this year, greatly impressing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with his strength, skill and on-field intelligence.

Timm Herzbruch (GER)
This attack-minded, hugely-gifted 19-year-old scored 21 times in his first 30 senior international appearances for Germany, securing a place in the squad that would go on to win the Olympic bronze medal at Rio 2016.



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