Loretta commenced playing hockey at the age of 12 with St Clare’s High School in Canberra. She represented the ACT from age 14 to 21, and was selected in the Australian under 21 Indoor Hockey team in 1983.
In 1984 Loretta gained entry to the AIS hockey program in Perth. She was a member of the program on a full time basis until 1986 when she moved to live in NSW.
From 1987-92 Loretta remained in the AIS hockey program on a part time basis. With the level of play in the ACT not being strong enough, Loretta moved to Sydney in 1987 to further her hockey career.
She was selected as a member of the NSW Senior team from 1987-94. Loretta attended the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 and was a member of the Gold Medal winning Australian Women’s Hockey team at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. She also represented Australia at the 1990 World Cup held in Sydney where Australia placed second.
In 1993 Loretta commenced a one-year coaching scholarship, attaining her Level III Coaching qualification. Also in 1993 Loretta was appointed assistant coach of the NSW Senior team, a position she held until 1995.
Born: 23 July 1963