Karri McMahon (born 27 February 1992) is an Australian field hockey player for the Hockeyroos who plays as a defender and wears the number 11.
McMahon was a member of the Australia women's national field hockey team that were defeated by the Netherlands women's national field hockey team in the final of the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup, a Gold Medal winner at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and member of the team that went to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
McMahon was born on 27 February 1992 in Townsville, Queensland. She grew up in Brisbane before moving to Berri, South Australia during her school years. She began playing hockey at the age of 6. She attended Patricks Road Primary School in Queensland and Glossop High School in South Australia.
Outside of hockey, she plans to become a paramedic. She is currently studying a bachelor of Paramedic Studies at Flinders University. She is currently based in Wilson, Western Australia.
Karri played club hockey for Berri Hockey Club in the Riverland before moving to Adelaide to play for the Adelaide Peas.
In 2011, McMahon was a member of the Australian Hockey League team the Southern Suns that won the national championship.
In 2013, she was named the best player in the Australian Hockey League. In 2015, McMahon suffered a number of on-field injuries including a double fracture to her jaw, a ball to the head which required stitches and a stress fracture in her foot.
She made her debut for Australia in September 2012 against South Africa at the age of 20. She was co-captain at the 2013 Junior World Cup where Australia finished sixth.
McMahon was a member of the Australia team that were defeated by the Netherlands in the final of the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup. She was a part of the gold medal winning squad at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. McMahon played as a midfielder in this tournament for the first time in her career. She also earned a silver medal in the 2014 Women's Hockey Champions Trophy in Mendoza, Argentina. She was selected in Australia's squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
She has played in the following tournaments:2012 Champions Challenge in Dublin: 1st.
2013 Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach: 6th.
2013 World League Semi-Final in London: 1st.
2013 World League Final in San Miguel de Tucumán: 2nd.
2014 World Cup in The Hague: 2nd.
2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow: 1st.
2014 Champions Trophy in Mendoza: 2nd.
2015 World League Semi-Final in Antwerp: 3rd.
2015 Oceania Cup in Stratford: 1st.
2015 World League Final in Rosario: 6th.
2016 Champions Trophy in London: 4th.
2016 Summer Olympics Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - quarter finals