Team: South Africa Proteas
Position: Midfielder / Defender
Home Town/State: Durban, South Africa
Debut: 2001 v USA
I have been playing hockey since I was 6 years old and grew up around the hockey fields of South Africa as my mother was a player and coach. I made my debut for Proteas, South Africa in 2001 against the USA and have led the team as Captain since 2006. I grew up in Durban, South Africa and love the East Coast, however for the last 7 years Johannesburg has become home for me.
With over 330 caps in total, she is one of the world’s most capped hockey players (men and women). Marsha made her debut aged 18 in 2001. Since then she has gone on to represent her country at three Olympic Games (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012) and three Hockey World Cups (Perth 2002, Madrid 2006 and Rosario 2010).
Other career highlights include appearances at four Commonwealth Games, including Glasgow last year where she led her team to a fourth place finish.
Her on field performances have also seen her nominated for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World XI three times, in 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Marsha announced her retirement from the game in August 2015 after 14 years on the world stage.