Deepika Soreng Receives Asunta Lakra Award for Outstanding Hockey Achievement

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Deepika Soreng received the prestigious Hockey India Asunta Lakra Award for Upcoming Player during the Hockey India 6th Annual Awards 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • India women's hockey team forward Deepika Soreng expressed her gratitude to Hockey India on April 16, 2024.

  • In 2023, Deepika made her debut for the team in the Women's Junior Asia Cup.

  • She contributed significantly to the team's success, scoring 7 goals in 6 matches to help them clinch the gold medal, and emerged as the team's second-highest goalscorer.

International Engagements:

  • Deepika participated in various international tournaments including the 2023 4 Nations Junior Women's Invitation Tournament (Dusseldorf) and the 2023 FIH Junior Women's World Cup.

  • Her presence and performances played a vital role in the team's achievements on the global stage.

Remarkable Achievement:

  • Deepika played a key role in the Indian team's silver medal win at the inaugural FIH Women's Hockey 5s World Cup Oman 2024.

  • She scored 9 goals in the tournament and was awarded the Young Player of the Tournament title.

Selection in the national team core group:

  • Recently, Deepika was named in the 33-member national women's team core group to train at the SAI Center in Bengaluru till May 16.

  • She was selected from a 60-member evaluation team after rigorous selection tests held on April 6 – April 7.

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