Australia’s sextet of candidates for the 2018 FIH Hockey Stars awards have missed out on claiming the final individual awards.
Kookaburras Jake Whetton, Tyler Lovell, Tim Brand and Jake Harvie and Hockeyroos pair Rachael Lynch and Rosie Malone were shortlisted for major awards in December.
The Player, Rising Star and Goalkeeper awards consisted of both a peer vote consisting of fellow players and coaches as well as a fan vote on www.fih.ch, which saw over 110,000 votes being cast. The votes were calculated as a weighted percentage (75% for the peer votes and 25% for the fan votes).
Former Hockeyroo Alyson Annan was Australia’s only winner, as FIH Coach of the Year for leading the Dutch women.
Whetton missed out on the Men’s FIH Player of the Year which was won by Belgium’s Arthur van Doren.
Lovell lost out on the Men’s FIH Goalkeeper of the Year to Belgium’s Vincent Vanasch, while Lynch was beaten to the Women’s FIH Goalkeeper of the Year award by England’s Maddie Hinch.
Brand and Harvie were both up for Men’s FIH Rising Star which was won by Belgium’s Arthur De Sloover.
Malone was shortlisted for the Women’s FIH Rising Star but was beaten by Argentina’s Lucina von der Heyde.