Casey Sablowski (left)
|Born||19 March 1989 (age 28)|
Casey Sablowski (née Eastham; born 19 March 1989) is an Australian women's field hockey player. Sablowski plays as a midfielder. She made her debut for the Australia women's national hockey team, commonly referred to as the Hockeyroos, at age 17. Her Australian Hockey League (AHL) team is the New South Wales Arrows. Sablowski was a talented junior player; she was selected into the Australian under-21s team to compete in the Junior World Cup in 2005 at the age of 16. At this tournament she was named one of the best players for the under-21s age group in the world.
After making the 2008 Beijing Olympic team, Sablowski was described by Australian coach, Frank Murray, as possibly becoming the best player in the world. Since making her debut, she has been a key member of the Hockeyroos. She scored four goals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and at the 2009 Women's Champions Trophy in Sydney, Sablowski again scored four goals making her the second highest goal scorer at the tournament and Australia's highest goal scorer. She was a very important member of the Hockeyroos that competed in the 2009 Champions Trophy in Sydney that won silver against Argentina. In 2009 Sablowski was named the International Young Player of the Year and was named in the International All Star Team. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, she was a member of the Australian team that won the gold medal by defeating New Zealand 4–2 on penalty strokes. In 2016, she played in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
- "Casey Eastham". Herald Sun. Retrieved 17 March 2012.