Olivia Martin's gap year might be spent in Asia if she receives a call up to join the Hockeyroos at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 17-year-old hockey sensation has been earmarked as a long-term international prospect following her selection on the national futures list earlier this year.
The list recognises the 30 best players in Australia under the age of 18, with Martin's selection coming after an eye catching performance at the under-18s national championships in April.
The midfielder will use her selection as a springboard to the next level, with a spot in the Hockeyroos, and possibly the Olympics next year, in her sights.
"Playing for the Hockeyroos in any tournament, anywhere, would just be amazing," Martin said.
"I don't think I'll be able to sneak in by [the 2020 Olympics], but certainly in the next couple of years I'd really love to get there as I keep developing."
Martin was named to the Canberra Strikers squad at the end of 2018 following a strong season with the University of Canberra in the Capital League.
The opportunity to play and train alongside Strikers stalwarts like Catriona Bailey-Price, Jess Smith and Tina Taseska was something Martin believes played a huge role in her development.
"Playing next to the calibre of those players was pretty inspirational," Martin said.
"Noticing how their mind works, not just their body, and how they focus is something I've really tried to bring to my game as well.
"I had some really great trainings, I learnt heaps and hopefully I can continue getting better and developing myself to get back there in the future."
Martin has not only been apart of the Strikers and the ACT under-18s side in recent months, she's also currently training with the ACT under-21s team despite her age.
Her demanding schedule sees her train close to 10 times per week, in addition to club games and school commitments.
"I train with my ACTAS team, and that's usually three gym sessions and two stick training's [a week], depending on my under-21s and under-18s trainings," Martin said.
"And then I love playing for UC, so that's a fitness training, stick training and a game every week."
The University of Canberra side is second last on the ladder after win just two of 11 games so far this season.
Meanwhile, the Hockeyroos will play Argentina in the semi-finals of the Pro League on Thursday, with the winner to play either the Netherlands or Germany in the final.