Emily Smith (field hockey)

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Emily Smith
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1992-07-28) 28 July 1992 (age 22)
Crookwell, New South Wales
Height 159 centimetres (63 in)
Weight 57 kilograms (126 lb)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Women's team

Emily Smith (born 28 July 1992) is an Australian field hockey player. She has been selected to represent Australia in field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal[edit]

Smith was born on 27 July 1992 in Crookwell, New South Wales[1][2] and is from Southern Tablelands region[3] of New South Wales.[4] She attended St Mary's Primary School in New South Wales before going on to Crookwell High School. She has deferred admissions to the University of New South Wales where she will major in Exercise Physiology.[1][2] She moved to Sydney in 2011 before moving to Perth, Western Australia where she now lives.[1]

Smith is 159 centimetres (63 in) tall and weighs 57 kilograms (126 lb).[1]

Field hockey[edit]

Smith played junior hockey in Crookwell.[5] She has held a field hockey scholarship at the New South Wales Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport.[1] She plays for the NSW Arrows in the Australian Hockey League, where she wears shirt number 3.[2] She has played club field hockey for the Crookwell Golf Club, ANU, and the Park Panthers.[2]

National team[edit]

When Adam Commens became the Hockeyroos' new coach in January 2011, Smith was one of four players identified to develop the national side.[6] She made her Australia women's national field hockey team debut in a 2011 match against the New Zealand women's national field hockey team in Hobart, Tasmania.[1] In June 2012, she played in the Investec London Cup.[7] She played in Australia's 1–4 loss to the Netherlands, scoring her team's only goal.[8][9] In the 4–1 win against Ireland in the lead up London, she scored the team's second goal.[7][10][11][12][13] Her goal was the second of the tournament.[12] As of June 2012, she had 22 caps with the Hockeyroos,[2][6] and 7 international goals.[2]

Smith was named to the Australia women's national field hockey squad that will compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4][14][15] As a teenager,[10] she will be the youngest member of the team.[1][2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "London 2012 – Emily Smith". Australian Olympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Hockey Australia: Emily Smith". Hockey Australia. 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hockeyroos to blend youth with experience". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Hockeyroos name London squad – ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  5. ^ a b "Canberra's Anna Flanagan headed to London". Canberra Times. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  6. ^ a b "Commens fast-tracks hopefuls for Games – The West Australian". Au.news.yahoo.com. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Australia & Germany win at Investec London Cup". England Hockey. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  8. ^ AAP (6 June 2012). "Netherlands edge Hockeyroos 2–1 in London Cup opener". Melbourne, Australia: Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hockeyroos fall to the Dutch – London 2012 Olympic Games (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  10. ^ a b "Hockeyroos ease past Irish in London – ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  11. ^ Kerryman.ie. "Ireland suffer heavy defeat – Sport, Breaking News". Kerryman.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  12. ^ a b "Drubbing for Irish as Australia hits form". The Age. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  13. ^ June 07, 2012 11:23AM (2012-06-07). "Hockeyroos romp past Ireland". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  14. ^ AAP (19 June 2012). "New-look Hockeyroos out to give some stick". Melbourne, Australia: Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  15. ^ AAP (20 June 2012). "Hockeyroos' new-look squad". Melbourne, Australia: The Australian. Retrieved 26 June 2012.