Three female Australian hockey players have been nominated for the FIH Awards under the categoriesPlayer of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Rising Star of the Year.The FIH Awards is an annual event hosted by the International Hockey Federation, with numerous categories celebrating the hard-work and dedication of hockey players world-wide.

In the women’s categories, Victorian-born Rachael Lynch was nominated for the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year award, while Gold Coast’s own Ambrosia Malone was shortlisted for the FIH Rising Star award. From Warrandyte in Victoria, the Hockeyroo veteran Rachael Lynch was heroic during their World Cup in London, where she executed several saves in their quarter-final shootout win over Argentina. At the Commonwealth Games, Rachael Lynch played exceptionally well where the side won silver, not conceding one goal until the final.

As for Ambrosia Malone, she debuted for the Hockeyroos in January and netted her very first international goal at the World Cup. At the Champions Trophy in November 2018, she managed to score two impressive goals. She has made an impact at the young-age of twenty-one, winning three gold medals for her age group in 2016 and now taking on the international league.

Voting is available on the official FIH website, where the winners will be decided by a fan vote. Voting closes on 18 January 2019.

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