Pietie Coetzee is a field hockey player from South Africa who was born on September 2, 1978 in Bloemfontein. She studied at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and represented her country at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.
Coetzee played club hockey with Amsterdam in The Netherlands in the late 1990s. She made her international senior debut for the South African Women’s Team in 1995 against Spain during the Atlanta Challenge Cup in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the youngest player to have represented South Africa at this level at a mere 16 years. She was named the South African Hockey Player of the Year in 1997 and in 2002. Coetzee was the top goal scorer at the 2002 Women’s Hockey World Cup held in Perth, Western Australia, where South Africa finished in 13th position. She has scored 200 goals in 200 international matches. Read More