DEETLEFS Lisa-Marie < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 08 Sep 1987
Height1.69 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Sport Psychology - University of Johannesburg: South Africa
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey at age 13.
Club / Team Southern Gauteng [RSA] / Madikwe Rangers [RSA] / Crusaders Hockey Club [RSA]:
Name of coach Robin van Ginkel [national], RSA
Coach from which country? South Africa
Training Regime She trains seven days a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for South Africa
Opponent Canada
Location Stellenbosch, RSA
General Interest
Nicknames Lili, Lis (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010; SAW Hockey Instagram page, 28 Jun 2019)
Hobbies Paintballing, laser shooting, spending time with friends. (SAW Hockey Instagram page, 28 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement Earning her first cap against Canada in 2007, and competing at the 2008 Olympic Games Beijing. (gc2018.com, 13 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (SAW Hockey Instagram page, 28 Jun 2019)
Hero / Idol Dutch hockey player Minke Booij, South African political leader Nelson Mandela. (Facebook page, 22 Aug 2018)
Injuries In August 2007 an ankle injury ruled her out of the Good Luck Beijing tournament in China. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Love what you do and do what you love." (Facebook page, 22 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours She was named South African Premier Hockey League [PHL] Player of the Tournament for 2019. (premierhockeyleague.co.za, 05 Aug 2019)

She was named South African Hockey Female Players' Player of the Year for 2015. (runridedive.com, 06 Oct 2015)
Other sports She swam at provincial and national level between age eight and 12. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)