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Hockeyroos squad athlete profiles

On this page you'll find the official 2016 Hockeyroos squad with key information surrounding each player’s personal details, caps, goals, tournament history and a personal biography.

Please note: All caps and goals will be updated after each tournament.


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Rachael
Lynch

Personal Details
Lynch
Rachael
27
Hockeyroos
Caps
150
Goals
0
Debut
29/06/2006
Date of birth
02/07/1986
Hometown
Warrandyte, Victoria
Position
Goalkeeper
Former clubs
Greensborough, Melbourne, VIC
Awards
World Cup Goalkeeper of the Tournament '14

Tournament History

Year    Competition Location Finishing position 
2016 Champions Trophy London, Great Britain 4th 
2015 World League Final Rosario, Argentina 6th 
2015  Oceania Cup Stratford, New Zealand  1st
2015 World League Semi-Final Antwerp, Belgium 3rd
2014  Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 1st
2014  World Cup The Hague, Netherlands 2nd
2013  World League Finals                                Tucuman, Argentina 2nd
2013  Oceania Cup Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2013 World League Semi-Final London, England 1st
2012 Champions Challenge Dublin, Ireland 1st
2011 Champions Trophy                                    Amstelveen, Netherlands
6th
2011 Oceania Cup Hobart, Australia
2nd
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India
1st
2010 World Cup Rosario, Argentina
5th
2009 Champions Trophy Sydney, Australia
2nd
2007 Champions Trophy Quilmes, Argentina
4th
2006 Champions Trophy Amstelveen, Netherlands
5th
2005  Junior World Cup Santiago, Chile
4th

Biography

Named World Cup Goalkeeper of the Tournament by the International Hockey Federation in 2014, Rachael Lynch took up hockey after being selected in the primary schools state team.

Renowned for her standout performances under the bar during a shoot-out, Lynch helped the Hockeyroos to Oceania Cup gold and Australia’s place in the World League Final against the Netherlands in December in Rosario.

Walking the slippery slopes of Papua New Guinea alongside teammate Ashleigh Nelson, in September 2014 the pair battled tough walking conditions for the R U OK? charity, raising over $30,000.

Lynch’s second love is nursing. Away from the hockey pitch there’s nothing she likes more than helping others through her role as a nurse at Royal Perth hospital in Western Australia. Before becoming a nurse it was her dream to become a pilot and explore her passion for travel – something that life as a Hockeyroo can at least partially indulge.