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# 00 - Anne Vlietstra - infield / outfield
BirthdateJanuary 9, 1990
BirthplaceAlkmaar (Netherlands)
ResidenceAlkmaar (Netherlands)
StudyStudent Health Care Sciences
Height1,69 m
Weight70 kg
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
Positioninfield / outfield


Dutch National TeamOctober 2009-October 2010
Games Dutch National Team0
Dutch National Junior Team2007-2009


ClubsAlcmaria Victrix (Alkmaar, 2005-current)
(Dutch Major League: 2011-current)
...Tournaments Participated In...

with Alcmaria Victrix
2010 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Neth.)
2012 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Neth.)
International Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Holland All Stars
2011 - Holland Tour (De Bilt, Netherlands)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
2007 - Kingdom Games (Den Haag, Netherlands)
2008 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships (Deggendorf, Germany)
2009 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2010 - International Indoor Cup (Team Blue) (Schiedam, Neth.)

...Awards...
2008 - Most Valuable Player, International Indoor Cup
Most Valuable Player, European Championships Juniors

Miscellaneous
When did you start with softball?When I was 15 years old (in 2005)
Why did you start playing softball?I was asked by my physical education teacher at school (Sandra Gouverneur)
if I was interested in softball and then I went to a practice with a friend of mine
What was your first club?Alcmaria Victrix in Alkmaar
Accomplishments / HighlightsFirst place and MVP at European Championships Juniors 2007
First place Kingdom Games
Biggest blunderFortunately, I can't remember them anymore
Which persons do you most admire?My parents
Which persons would you like to meet?My grandmother
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Jim Belushi
Dreamjob?Making movies
From who did you learn the most?My parents, coaches/trainers, teammates
Biggest turn-off?Lying, vicious people
Talent you wish you had?Being able to speak all kind of languages
PetsNone, I'm allergic...
Exotic pet you would like to have?A monkey
Hobbies or InterestsDancing, singing
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
Tennis
What does the Olympic Games means to you?A very nice and big event, the highest reachable for an athlete
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Softball is a very divers sport for which you need several qualities.
Everyone tries to win the game with her qualities and that of the team.
This is a nice principle and a big challenge and therefore
this sport belongs in the Olympic Games
Describe your playing styleGoing for the win
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieThe Notebook, X-Men, Shrek, Narnia,
White Chicks, Moulin Rouge, Benchwarmers, Lord of the Rings,
Madagascar, Wild Hogs and some more...
ActorMorgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Milo Ventimiglia, Ioan Gruffudd
ActressJessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman
TV ChannelComedy Central, MTV
TV ShowHeroes, Moonlight, Supernatural, Lost,
Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, House, etc.
TV Sports ShowHolland Sport
TV PersonalityJeroen van Koningsbrugge, Ruben van der Meer
Radio ChannelWild FM, Slam FM
Radio Show
Radio PersonalityGiel Beelen
Music GenreHipHop, R&B, Rock, Top 40
Singer (male)Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo
Singer (female)Beyoncé, Rihanna, Alicia Keys
Group / Band etc.The Veronicas, Kings of Leon, Black Eyed Peas
SongCan change any day
Vacation Spot / CountryAustralia, Greece
FoodRoti, ClubSandwich, sandwiches from SubWay
DrinkWater, Orange juice, tea
AnimalDogs
NewspaperSpits, De Pers
BookThe trilogy by Stieg Larsson
MagazineCosmopolitan
Internet SitesHyves, Hotmail
Sport (besides softball)Baseball, swimming
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Basketball, tennis, gymnastics
(Professional) Sports TeamThe Dutch Softball Team
Athlete (male)Sven Kramer, Roger Federer
Athlete (female)Marianne Timmer
Softball PlayerThe girls who are with me in the team
Career
2012 --- In the regular season, Anne hits .276, scores 26 runs (second best of the team) and has 16 runs batted in for Alcmaria Victrix, with whom she reaches the Holland Series --- In the season's finale, she hits .182 and celebrates the first Dutch championship in club-history.
2011 --- On May 15, Anne is one of 15 players that compile the Holland All Stars for the first double-header of the Holland Tour vs. the Dutch National Team at De Bilt --- On April 16, in the first game of a double-header vs. Olympia Haarlem, Anne makes her debut in the Dutch big league --- In her first season on the big league-level, Anne plays in all 28 regular season-games for Alcmaria Victrix. She finishes the season with a .291 batting average (third best of the team), scores 10 runs, collects 25 basehits (including one triple) and has nine runs batted in.
2010 --- In January, Anne participates with the National squad (playing for Team Blue) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands) with her team finishing in second place --- On January 18, Anne is one of five players to be cut from the active roster, but she remains eligible for future considerations.
2009 --- In October, Anne, who plays for First Divisionist Alcmaria Victrix, is one of eight players being invited to participate in the indoor practice sessions of the Dutch National Softball Team. On October 25, the players get a try-out and then Anne joins the team on November 1.
2008 --- In her second year playing for the Dutch Juniors, Anne is a member of the team that captures the European title in Deggendorf (Germany) --- After completion of the event, Anne is named Most Valuable Player of the tournament --- It's her second MVP-title of the year, as Anne also was named Most Valuable Player of the International Indoor Cup-tournament in January of this year.
2007 --- Anne makes her international debut playing in the Dutch National Junior Softball Team, with whom she participates in the Kingdom Games, the bi-annual multi-sport event for young athletes from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Family
ANNE is the daughter of Jacq and Gea Vlietstra and has a twin-brother, Menno.

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