Louise embraced all sporting opportunities whilst she attended Fintona and was heavily involved in basketball, athletics, and diving.
At the end of Year 11, she was awarded a Volleyball Scholarship to attend the Australian Institute of Sport and joined the Australian Women’s Volleyball Team.
As a professional athlete, Louise represented Australia in three Olympics; Sydney 2000 for indoor volleyball, followed by London 2012 and Rio 2016 for beach volleyball. Other sporting achievements included the World Beach Volleyball Association’s Top Rookie Award in 2009 as well as Asian Champions for a 5-year period between 2013-2017. Louise won the Australian Championships six times with various playing partners and was the recipient of Volleyball Australia’s female athlete of the year on multiple occasions. Louise spent 10 years competing on the Beach Volleyball World Tour, visiting more than 35 countries and climbing the beach volleyball ranks. With partner Taliqua Clancy, she achieved a world ranking of 5th in the 2015/16 period. In the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, Louise and Taliqua made it to the Quarterfinals, falling to eventual bronze medallists, the USA.
Louise has also completed a Bachelor of Communications and Journalism. Following her retirement in 2018, Louise shifted her focus to coaching and secured a role as the Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach at Stanford University in the US. Louise continues her love for volleyball, learning and travel as an Instructor for the world volleyball association, the FIVB, and has conducted coach education courses in Tuvalu and India.