Current athletes

La Trobe University has almost 100 students currently registered under the Elite Athlete Program (LEAP). Our athletes are competing at a national and international level across 41 different sports; including AFL and AFLW, Soccer, Wheelchair Basketball, Swimming and Netball.

Three of our athletes competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics and two of our athletes won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Each year around 35 La Trobe athletes pull on the green and gold to represent Australia on an international stage.

Our athletes are studying a range of courses across the University at the Melbourne and Bendigo campuses; which include Health Sciences, Law, Commerce, Sport Management, Nursing and Business degrees. Our LEAP athletes study 30 different undergraduate courses, along with 4 studying a postgraduate course completing their Master’s and 1 PhD candidate.

2018 Elite Athlete Program Members

NAME

SPORT

COURSE

Emma Hubball

Aerial Skiing

B Laws/B Science

Madison Henwood

Aerobic Gymnastics

B Applied Science and M Occupational Therapy Practice

Mitch King

AFL

B Science

Max Lynch

AFL

B Education (Primary)

Brodie Grundy

AFL

B Health Sciences

Mason Redman

AFL

B Commerce/B Health Sciences

Billy Stretch

AFL

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Libby Birch

AFLW

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Brooke Patterson

AFLW

PhD

Bec Neaves

AFLW

B Applied Science and M Podiatric Practice

Louise Stephenson

AFLW

B Business (Sport Management)

Aisling Utri

AFLW and Hockey

B Exercise Science

Emma Butler

Athletics

B Applied Science and M Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

Nick Dyson

Athletics

B Commerce/B Laws

Gary Hassbroek

Athletics

B Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

Hayley Phillips

Athletics

B Nursing

Matthew Scott

Athletics

B Applied Science and M Podiatric Practice

Anna Kelly

Athletics

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Conor Fry

Athletics

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Caroline Higham

Athletics

B Exercise Science

Luke Stevens

Athletics

B Applied Science and M Podiatric Practice

James De Silva

Athletics

B Exercise Science

Tom Wilson

Athletics

B Health Sciences

Teleah Hayes

Athletics

B Nursing

Chloe Grenade

Athletics

B Sports and Exercise Science

Tess Kirsopp-Cole

Athletics

B Health Sciences

Yuan Chow Lui

Athletics

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Jessica Mayne

Athletics

B Sports and Exercise Science

Nicole Reynolds

Athletics

B Applied Science and M Dietetic Practice

Whitney Sharpe

Athletics

M Occupational Therapy Practice

Matthew Clarke

Athletics

B Applied Science and M Podiatric Practice

Joy Lai

Badminton

B Applied Science and M Speech Pathology

Evie Ferris

Ballet

B Food and Nutrition

Richard House

Ballet

B Health Sciences

Jessica Wood

BalletB Applied Business (Marketing)

Rebecca Pizzey

Basketball

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Kiera Rowe

Basketball

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Caitlin McLachlan

Basketball

B Exercise Science

Kelsey Griffin

Basketball

M Teaching (Secondary)

Owen Odigie

Basketball

B Health Sciences (MedClass)/B Health Information Management

Tayla Vlaeminck

Cricket

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Tom Hoogenraad

Cross-Country Skiing

B Laws/B Science

Ella Jackson

Cross-Country Skiing

B Health Sciences

Katerina Paul

Cross-Country Skiing

B Business (Sport Management)

Lionel Mawditt

Cycling

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Alice Embry

Equestrian (Eventing)

M Physiotherapy Practice

Ellen Vincent

Equestrian (Vaulting)

B Exercise Science

Emily Marotta

Fencing

B Applied Science and M Podiatric Practice

Adriana Taranto

Football (Soccer)

B Education (Secondary)

Ben Carrigan

Football (Soccer)

B Sports and Exercise Science

Yaren Sozer

Football (Soccer)

B Accounting

Melissa Taranto

Football (Soccer)

B Health Sciences

James Delianov

Football (Soccer)

B Business (Sport Management)

Ally Mangion

Football (Soccer) Referee

B Biomedical Science Honours (Hallmark Program)

Claudia Fruscalzo

Futsal

B Commerce/B Laws

Samantha Kelly

Gridiron

B Education (Secondary)

William Shurey

Gymnastics

B Science

Sophie Taylor

Hockey

B Health Sciences and M Physiotherapy Practice

Nicola Brown

Hockey Umpire

B Exercise Science

Michael McMahon

Ice Hockey

B International Business

Ruth Brophy

Inline Hockey

B Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

Liam Garriga

Inline Speed Skating

B Accounting/B Finance

Rebecca Mann

Kayaking (Sprint, Marathon)

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Max McDonald

Kayaking (Wildwater)

B Applied Science and M Dietetic Practice

James O'Donoghue-Hayes

Kayaking (Wildwater)

B Arts

Madeleine Batters

Kayaking (Wildwater)

B Exercise Science and M Exercise Physiology

Joshua Thornton

Lawn Bowls

M Sport Management

Benjamin Considine

Long Boarding

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Tasman Nankervis

Mountain Biking

B Exercise Science

Casey Adamson

Netball

B Applied Science and M Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

Jane Cook

Netball

B Applied Science and M Podiatric Practice

Gabrielle Dwyer

Netball

B Exercise Science

Alice Teague-Neeld

Netball

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Joshua Quinn

Olympic Weightlifting

B Applied Science and M Occupational Therapy Practice

Elise Franetic

Rowing

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Rachael Capp

Sport Aerobics

B Health Sciences

Leigh Ryan

Surf Life Saving

B Applied Science and M Podiatric Practice

Theodoros Benehoutsos

Swimming

B Criminology/B Psychological Science

Paige Goodwin

Swimming

B Applied Science and M Dietetic Practice

Jessica Adams

Swimming

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Tim Roberts

Swimming

B Health Sciences

Mikayla Smith

Swimming

B Health Sciences

Jayden Brian

Swimming Coach

M Physiotherapy Practice

Ahmed Kelly

Swimming (Para)

B Arts (Journalism)

Hannah Cross

Synchronised Swimming

B Applied Science and M Speech Pathology

Kyah English

Taekwondo

B Applied Science and M Dietetic Practice

Eliza Long

Tennis

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Rachael Mihatsch

Ultimate Frisbee

B Health Sciences

Kate Eason

Volleyball

B Applied Science and M Physiotherapy Practice

Emma Regan

Volleyball

B Nursing/B Midwifery

Patrick Crisp

Water Skiing

B Exercise Science and M Exercise Physiology

Jontee Brown

Wheelchair Basketball

Dip Arts

Bree Mellberg

Wheelchair Basketball

B Science (Honours)

Jamie Villalon

Wheelchair Basketball

B Applied Science and M Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

*Athletes renewed annually