India forward Lalremsiami has been named as the 2019 FIH Women’s Rising Star of the Year, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Tuesday. The 19-year-old attacker took the prize ahead of Argentina’s Julieta Jankunas and Frederique Matla of the Netherlands, who finished second and third, respectively, the FIH said in a statement.
Lalremsiami first came into the wider hockey consciousness at the Women’s World Cup in 2018 when she was one of the stand-out players of the tournament.
Since making her debut in 2017 in a test series against Belarus, Lalremsiami has made a name for herself as a striker of phenomenal ability. Twice in her senior career she has been top goalscorer – in a test series against Korea in 2017 and against Spain in 2019.