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Olivia Merry and Stacey Michelsen nominated for FIH Player of the Year Award

New Zealand’s Olivia Merry and Stacey Michelsen have been acknowledged for outstanding 2019 seasons with nominations for the FIH Player of the Year Award. This is the fourth year in a row that Michelsen has received the nomination while Merry has been rewarded after finishing the inaugural FIH Pro League as the competitions leading goalscorer. 

Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has invited all players from any category, fans, media and National Associations in the world to vote for the 2019 FIH Player of the Year, FIH Goalkeeper of the Year and FIH Rising Star of the Year, Men and Women.

The vote is open until 17 January 2020. The winners of all 2019 FIH Hockey Stars Awards, which also include the FIH Coach of the Year, will be announced in February 2020.

Votes from National Associations – which will include some international athletes and coaches votes – will count for 50% of the overall result, while fans and players (25%) as well as media (25%) will make the other half of the votes.

Fans and players can cast their vote here
Media can cast their vote here

List of Awards

FIH Player of the Year – Man and Woman
FIH Goalkeeper of the Year – Man and Woman
FIH Rising Star of the Year – Man and Woman (U-23 players)
FIH Coach of the Year – Man and Woman (as determined by an FIH panel)


Nominees (for the FIH Player of the Year, the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year and the FIH Rising Star of the Year Awards):

WOMEN

FIH Player of the Year:
Carla Rebecchi (ARG), Janne Müller-Wieland (GER), Eva de Goede (NED), Frédérique Matla (NED), Stacey Michelsen (NZL), Olivia Merry (NZL)

FIH Goalkeeper of the Year:
Rachael Lynch (AUS), Maria Ruiz (ESP), Mathilde Petriaux (FRA), Ayeisha McFerran (IRL), Megumi Kageyama (JPN)

FIH Rising Star of the Year:
Julieta Jankunas (ARG), Zhong Jiaqi (CHN), Nike Lorenz (GER), Lalremsiami (IND), Frédérique Matla (NED)

MEN

FIH Player of the Year:
Eddie Ockenden (AUS), Aran Zalewski (AUS), Lucas Vila (ARG), Arthur Van Doren (BEL), Victor Wegnez (BEL), Manpreet Singh (IND)

FIH Goalkeeper of the Year:
Tyler Lovell (AUS), Vincent Vanasch (BEL), David Carter (CAN), Quico Cortes (ESP), Victor Aly (GER)

FIH Rising Star of the Year:
Maico Casella (ARG), Blake Govers (AUS), Zachary Wallace (GBR), Vivek Prasad (IND), Jonas de Geus (NED)
 

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