FORMER King’s College pupil Maddie Hinch was recently named 'Female Goalkeeper of the Year' for a second consecutive year at the FIH Hockey Stars Awards in Berlin.

The 2016 Olympic gold medallist was one of three international goalkeepers shortlisted for the global prize, with the final accolade determined by a peer and public vote.

Hinch saw off competition from Netherlands stopper Anne Veenedaal, Aisling D’Hooghe from Belgium, the USA’s Jackie Briggs and Dongxiao Li of China.

The 29-year-old first won the award after saving four penalties in a final shoot-out against the Netherlands at Rio 2016, securing the gold medal for Team GB.

Her outstanding performance was widely celebrated, with the goalkeeper receiving much praise for her remarkable focus and determination.

Clare Hayes, director of hockey at King’s, said: “We are very proud of Maddie for being voted Female Goalkeeper of the Year once again.

"She continues to be a source of inspiration for our hockey players, showing what hard work and commitment can achieve.”

The King’s Schools community look forward to seeing her in action at the Commonwealth Games in April.