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Merry awarded 2019 Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Player of the Year

To cap off our Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Awards announcements for the week, Olivia Merry has been named the 2019 Player of the Year.

Merry was in scintillating form in 2019 as she led the 2019 FIH Pro League in goals with a whopping 15 to her name. Among the many games she played in 2019, she helped the Vantage Black Sticks Women qualify for the Tokyo Games with an outstanding Oceania Cup.

To cap off her season, Merry was nominated for the FIH Player of the Year award alongside captain Stacey Michelsen.

Early 2020 also saw Merry break the Black Sticks all-time goal-scoring record when she overtook former teammate Anita McLaren with her 112th career goals for the team.

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