Joel Carroll is an Australian field hockey player who was nominated for the Qantas NT Sportperson of the Year in 2009. Though primarily a striker, he has played other positions including right-midfield. He played club field hockey for University team in the Darwin Hockey Association A-Grade league, and for the NT Stingers in the Australian Hockey League. He was a member of Australia's junior U21 team. In 2003, he was the youngest competitor in an Australian Hockey League between the NT Stingers and the NSW team, starring as their season opener when he was just 16. He also represented Australia on the senior men's team, winning a gold medal with the side at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2010 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy. In 2010, he represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games, and won a gold medal in the game against Pakistan during the group stage. In February 2012 during the training camp, he played in a four nations test series with the teams being the Kookaburras, Australia A Squad, the Netherlands and Argentina.
Australia chief coach Graham Reid Monday named a young squad, that does not include stars like Jamie Dwyer and skipper Mark Knowles, to defend their international hockey federation (FIH) Champions Trophy title.