Hockey Stars 2016 - Women'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 women's Rising Star of the Year.

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

Maria Granatto (ARG)
Scored three times during Argentina’s title success at the Hockey Champions Trophy in London, striker Granatto was named as the Best Junior player at that event and looks to have a huge future ahead of her.

Lily Owsley (GBR)
The FIH Rising Star of 2015 was in sparkling form with Olympic gold medalists Great Britain at Rio 2016, with her goal against the Netherlands in the competition final being one of four open play strikes in the tournament for the forward.

Nike Lorenz (GER)
A talented defender who was pivotal to Germany’s bronze medal success at the 2016 Olympic Games, Lorenz started every match in Rio and is likely to be part of the Germany set-up for many years to come.

Kathryn Slattery (AUS)
Scored four times at both the Hockey Champions Trophy in London and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, continuing to enhance her reputation as one of the best strikers around.

Florencia Habif (ARG)
Another great year for the player named Hockey Stars Rising Star in 2014, Florencia was a driving force behind Argentina’s title winning success at the Hockey Champions Trophy in London.



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