April 15, 1974 |
|Coached by||Rob Wyatt|
|Highest ranking||1 (November 2000)|
|World Open||RU (2000, 2001)|
|Last updated on: 20 December 2011.|
Leilani Joyce (born 15 April 1974, Hamilton, New Zealand) is a former World No. 1 professional squash player from New Zealand. During her career, she won the British Open in 1999 and 2000, and finished runner-up at the World Open in 2000 and 2001.
In the early part of her career she was known as Leilani Marsh and competed in the 1996 World Open as the number 14 seed under that name.
During a 12-year career on the international tour, Joyce won 16 WISPA titles. She also won four New Zealand national titles. She was named "Māori Sports Person of the Year" twice, and "New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year" once.
In 2002 she married Blair Rorani in the New Zealand Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have four children.
Now known as Leilani Rorani, the Rorani family lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
- "Leilani Retires". Retrieved 2011-12-20.
- "Bernice Mene and Leilani Rorani: breastfeeding champions". New Zealand Woman's Weekly. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
|World No. 1
November 2000 - September 2001