Sam Harrison has been left out of a new-look New Zealand women's hockey squad.
The 93-test striker has been dropped to the development squad for the 2013 season.
Black Sticks coach Mark Hager says they felt Harrison didn't have a great Olympics.
"She was fairly flat, I think in life in general, so we thought it was time to sort of give her an opportunity to revitalise. She's gone over to Europe to play over there and we felt well let's just take her away from the pressure and environment."
Hager says they're hopeful she'll bounce back.
"She's a very talented player and we're keen to have her back in our squad but for her, I think at the moment she just needs to revitalise a little bit more."
Mark Hager has named eight new caps in his 25-strong squad, five of which are from Canterbury.
Anita Punt, Gemma Flynn, Stacey Michelsen and Katie Glynn will share the captaincy duties in next month's test series against India, in the absence of the rested Kayla Sharland and Emily Naylor.