MARESCIA Marsha < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 13 Jan 1983 in Durban, SAF
Height1.65 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Alexander Cox
Other names Marsha Cox
Residence Amsterdam, NED
Occupation Athlete
Languages Afrikaans, English
Higher education Humanities - University of Johannesburg: South Africa
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She first played hockey at age six.
Why this sport? She was encouraged to play by her mother, who was also a hockey player.
Club / Team SV Kampong: Utrecht, NED
Name of coach Stijn van Roosendaal [club]; Giles Bonnet [national], RSA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for South Africa
Opponent United States
General Interest
Nicknames Marsh, Nator (, 24 Jun 2007)
Hobbies Reading, baking, spending time with friends and family. (, 16 Sep 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and being selected in the International Hockey Federation's [FIH] World XI in 2007, 2009 and 2010. (, 15 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career Her mother Marian Marescia. (, 26 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Gillian Montague, who was the first black player to represent South Africa in hockey, English footballer Steven Gerrard. (, 26 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Train hard and love the game." (Hockey South Africa, 20 Jan 2007)
Awards and honours She was named in the International Hockey Federation's [FIH] Women's All-Star team in 2007, 2009 and 2010. (FIH, 31 Dec 2010)
Famous relatives Her husband Alexander Cox has coached hockey at a high level in the Netherlands. Her mother played at national level in South Africa. (, 15 Mar 2014;, 18 Aug 2013)
Ambitions To win a medal at a major tournament. (, 16 Sep 2013)