Top scorers and standouts at U15 hockey nationals

The action has been fast and frenetic right from the start of the event as teams played their first national titles in almost two years.

There were a number of youngsters who stood up to be counted from the very start of the championship.

As we head into the second half of the tournament we take a look at the young guns who have scored big for their states and territories.

 

Replays: Day 3 of U15 Aus Hockey champs

Replays: Recap all the action from day 2 of U15 hockey champs

Replays: U15 girls, boys hockey championships

 

TOP PLAYERS AT AUSTRALIAN U15 GIRLS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1

Four girls shot in an impressive three goals each on the opening day of the Australian championships at Bathurst in Queensland Gold star Tammin Andrews, Victorian's Zoe Klopak and Maddy Mahony and Queensland Maroon Sophia Papantoniou.

Macy Fulton was a star for NSW Blue with two goals while Sienna Robinson and Mischa Rodier also scored two goals each for Western Australia Gold

Overall the top goal scoring team on day one was Queensland Maroon with 12 goals with Victoria on 10, Western Australia Gold on seven, NSW Blues five, Queensland Gold four, NSW state three, Western Australia Black three and South Australia two.

After three days of games at the under 15's event in Bathurst the top teams have started to emerge. Pics: Click InFocus
After three days of games at the under 15's event in Bathurst the top teams have started to emerge. Pics: Click InFocus

 

 

TOP PLAYERS AT AUSTRALIAN U15 BOYS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1

In the boys competition Queensland Maroon young gun Cooper Mackenzie smashed in three goals for a stunning start to the tournament.

NSW player Joshua Robson also started with a bang and three goals.

Other players to score two goals were Kaleb Benney from Queensland Maroon, Bryce Hammond from South Australia, Oskar Smith from NSW, Oscar Sproul from Tasmania and Oliver Stebbings from Tasmania.

Overall the top goal scoring team was NSW with nine, followed by Queensland Maroon with eight, Tasmania with four, South Australia with two, Victoria with two and ACT, Victoria Development and Western Australia Black with one each.

The event is a breeding ground for the next generation of hockey stars.
The event is a breeding ground for the next generation of hockey stars.

 

 

TOP PLAYERS AT AUSTRALIAN U15 GIRLS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 2

Ziggy Leong and Lahni Woodger were standouts in NSW states extraordinary 14-0 victory over Victoria Development on day two.

Leong scored a field goal in the second minute, a field goal in the 49th and a field goal in the 60th.

Woodger scored off a penalty corner in the 24th and then produced back-to-back field goals in the 29th and 34th minutes.

Lola Dorman also scored on multiple occasions with field goals in the 45th and 59th minutes as did Lily Kable in the 14th and 55th.

At the end of day two Kable lead the individual goal scoring tally with four, which included two from the field and two off penalty corners.

Action at the under 15's event in Bathurst. Click InFocus
Action at the under 15's event in Bathurst. Click InFocus

Victorian Zoe Klopak also had four goals along with NSW state player Leong, Queensland Maroon gun Sofia Papantoniou and NSW state's Woodger

After the first two days of competition NSW state lead the team goal scoring ladder with an incredible 22 goals.

Queensland Maroon were next with an impressive 19, followed by Victoria on 13, Western Australia Gold on 11, NSW Blue on six, Queensland Gold on five, South Australia on four, Western Australia Black on three, Tasmania on two and Northern Territory on one

Players have come from across the country to contest the event.
Players have come from across the country to contest the event.

 

TOP PLAYERS AT AUSTRALIAN U15 BOYS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 2

After day two, Queensland Maroon player Cooper Mackenzie continued to lead the goal scoring table with six goals - including four from the field and two from penalty corners.

Tasmanian Oliver Stebbings had five, one from the field, three off penalty corners and one penalty stroke.

Queensland Maroon's Matthew Hawthorne - who scored a double against Victoria Development - and NSW gun Joshua Robson both had four goals to their names.

Queensland Maroon lead the team goal scoring table with a whopping 18 goals from NSW State on 12, Tasmania on nine and the ACT, Victoria Development and Western Australia Black all on three.

There have been big wins and close encounters in both the boys and girls comps. Pic: Click InFocus
There have been big wins and close encounters in both the boys and girls comps. Pic: Click InFocus

 

TOP PLAYERS AT AUSTRALIAN U15 GIRLS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 3

Queenslanders and NSW players dominated the scoring on the third day of the girls competition and filled eight of the top 10 spots on the individual goal scoring list at the end of the day.

Queensland Maroons youngster Sophia Papantoniou sat on top of the scorers list with six goals - four from the field and two off penalty corners.

NSW state players Lily Kable and Ziggy Leon both had five goals under their belt.

Queensland Gold's Tammin Andrews had netted four along with Queensland Maroon Kara Bradley, Victorian Zoe Klopak and NSW state player Lahni Woodger.

In a close battle NSW state, leading Pool B, also lead the team goal scoring with 25 goals from Pool B leaders Queensland Maroon on 24.

The action will now escalate as teams push hard to make the finals.
The action will now escalate as teams push hard to make the finals.

 

TOP PLAYERS AT AUSTRALIAN U15 BOYS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 3

Another day and another top position on the goal ladder for Queensland Maroon Cooper Mackenzie.

Mackenzie emerged as the top goalscorer of the entire competition with seven goals, which included five from the field and two off penalty corners.

Tasmanian Oliver Stebbings was second on the list with six goals, followed by NSW state gun Joshua Robson with five.

Queensland Maroon Matthew Hawthorne had scored four, as had Tasmanian Oscar Sproul.

Queensland Maroon Kaleb Benney had scored three, along with ACT's Aiden Hellyer, NSW states Oskar Smith and NSW states Brayden Sutherland.

Action in the boys competition at Bathurst.
Action in the boys competition at Bathurst.

Queensland Maroon lead the team goal scoring with 20 goals from NSW state with 16 and Tasmania with 12.

NSW state lead Pool B and Victoria lead Pool A

 

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Originally published as Hockey Livestream: Stars, standouts of U15 nationals