Lachlan Dreher

Lachlan Dreher

Lachlan George Dreher (born April 11, 1967 in Melbourne, Victoria) is a former field hockey goalkeeper from Australia, who competed in three consequentive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1992. At each appearance the risk engineer won a medal, although most of the time he was the stand-in for first choice Damon Diletti.

Dreher was nicknamed "Lachie" by his team mates, and he managed to juggle a successful career as an engineer with a busy international hockey schedule before his retirement from The Kookaburras team after the 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur. There Australia finished second behind Germany. "A strong, agile and brave keeper with a good technique", according to the experts, his international career spanned thirteen years with – apart from three Olympic medals – four Champions Trophy gold medals.

References

* [http://www.hockey.org.au/tournaments/player_details.asp?PlayerID=81&CompetitionID=48 Profile on Hockey Australia]


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