Madi Doar – Hockey
St Cuthbert’s College hockey sensation Madi Doar has had a whirlwind season. Madi was a pivotal player for her 1st XI taking out the Auckland and Super City titles then finishing runners up in sudden death extra-time for the national title.
Madi represented Auckland at U18, U21 and then for her province in the National Hockey League.
Following on from NHL she was named in the Junior Women’s World Cup squad as a non-travelling reserve and last week was awarded the Herewini Scholarship at the NZ Maori Sports Awards for the most talented U19 Maori player achieving outstanding results at club, representative and international level. Madi was also named in both the junior and senior wahine teams for the 2017 Affiliates Tournament.
To top it off the talented teenager was this week named in the Black Sticks squad for the upcoming Trans-Tasman Series as a designated observer. Madi has joined the Black Sticks squad for training six days a week. If injuries take their toll on the squad during the series Madi could find herself on the field with St Cuthbert’s Old Girls Liz Thompson and Stacey Michelsen for her first cap.
Junior Black Sticks
Following a very successful season for the college and Auckland Hockey representative teams Ailsa Connolly, Madi Doar, Sophia Howard and Kate Ivory have been named in the Junior Black Sticks. This fantastic achievement places them in the player tier below the Olympics and Junior World Cup squads and is justifiable recognition for the hours of dedicated training they put in daily.