Lisa Carruthers

An Olympic Gold medal on home turf at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games was a fitting end to an excellent career for Canberra Strikers defender Lisa Carruthers. Described as playing the game at one pace – fast, Lisa was first selected in the Australian Senior team in June 1989 for the 5 test series against New Zealand. From this Lisa rose to great heights in her hockey career, competing in three consecutive Olympics whilst collecting two gold medals along the way. After celebrating her 200th game for Australia in the 1999 Oceania Cup, Lisa went on to represent Australia 230 times before deciding to hang up her boots in 2000. An experienced campaigner and a steadfast and valuable defender in any team, Lisa has done the ACT region proud with her sporting endeavours.   HOCKEY Born: 8 July 1970 Inducted: 2003   Full Member