Black Sticks midfielder Lloyd Stephenson (102 caps) has announced his retirement from the national team, ending a successful career spanning nine years.
Stephenson (27), debuted for
National Coach Shane McLeod recognized Stephenson’s contributions: “Lloyd has always been consistent in his performances and has added something each time he has come into the team. Off the field, he has also always brought a positive attitude to the group.”
Stephenson has thought “long and hard” about his decision but believes it is the right one. “I’ve been around for a long time. My plan from here is to seek a career in property finance and valuation in which I am qualified to do,” he says.
Stephenson’s career highlights are winning the World Cup Qualifier in China 2006, participating at the World Cup the same year, and winning the Olympic Qualifier at
Stephenson will continue to play in the National Hockey League for
Source: Hockey New
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