La Trobe Elite Athlete Program stars continue to shine

From premierships to podium finishes and personal bests, the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP) has continued its bright start to 2023 with a series of outstanding athlete achievements in recent months.

Following on from an excellent start to 2023, LEAP athletes have continued to make their mark in their chosen sporting pursuits both at home and abroad with another excellent quarter throughout the Autumn months.

The LEAP program is proudly supported by TechnologyOne, and helps to identify, promote and support the needs of elite athletes studying at university by providing them with assistance and support to successfully combine their academic and sporting pursuits . The value of combining sport and higher education is well recognised across the university and sporting sectors, which is why La Trobe is committed to helping elite athletes undertaking study with the University.

View the full list of LEAP athlete achievements in the second quarter of 2023 below:

🏑 1. Amy Lawton - Been shortlisted for the Vic Sport Young Athlete of the Year.

🥋 2. Sophie Reinehr - Selected to represent La Trobe University at the World University Games in China in late July.

3. Yaren Sozer - With his club, Central Coast Mariners, has won the 2022/23 A-League Grand Final.

🏃‍♀️ 4. Jessie Andrew - Has won the 400m gold medal at the Australian Track and Field Championships, scoring a personal best in the process.

🤾‍♀️ 5. Emma Berg - Has won the shot-put gold medal at the Australian Track and Field Championships, and she will represent Australia in the Oceania Cup in Saipan.

🏐 6. Kiera Austin - Hits 50 national league games in the Suncorp Super Netball.

🏸 7. Raymond Sing - Competing in Dubai at the Asian Badminton Championship.

🏒 8. Bronwyn Cashin - Won a silver for Victoria at the National Ice Hockey Championships.

9. Paige Zois - Along with her A-League Women side, Melbourne Victory, reached the A-League semifinal.

👯 10. Loredana D'Orazio - Selected to compete in the USA at the Global Games, placing second in her division.

11. Daniel McGrath - Represented Australia at the World Baseball Classic, finishing in the top

🏑12. Kaelan Boundy - Represented Victoria and placed 4th at the 2023 Hockey Men's Championships.

🔫 13. Tully Watt - Represented Australia at the UIPM Pentathlon World Championship.

🛶 14. Vivian Mauderer - Scored a silver medal at the 2023 Paddle Australia Canoe Polo National Championships.

🏇 15. Georgia Bissicks - Became Australian Open Team Champion.

🎳 16. Sophie Kurzman - Has been selected for the 2023 Open Women’s Victorian squad and came Runners Up in the women’s triples at State Championships.

👯 17. Jade Sciacca - Represented Team Australia at the ICU World Cheerleading Championships, coming in at 4th place.

🚴 18. Steph Hibburt - Raced at the Oceania Championships, placing 6th in the Time Trial.

🩰 19. Richard House - Has been offered a contract to join Semperoper Ballet in Germany, after dancing professionally with the Australian Ballet for 8 years then 5 years in the US.

🏐 20. Marija Lukic - Made the Victorian State Team, and will be competing at Nationals in Sydney.

🥋 21. Liam Park - Scored a gold medal at the Judo Senior National Championships in the +100kg category.

👯 22. Sam Brown - Placed 1st as the Outside Change Cup for Adult Open New Vogue.

Main Image: Loredana D'Orazio