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# 12 - Britt Vonk - 1st base / short stop
BirthdateApril 11, 1991
BirthplaceEnschede (Netherlands)
ResidenceEnschede (Netherlands)
StudyStudent
Height1,75 m
Weight60 kg
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
Position1st base / short stop


Dutch National TeamMay 2008-current
Games Dutch National Team76
Dutch National Junior Team2006-2009


ClubTex Town Tigers (Enschede, 2001-2011)
Univ.of Calif.at Berkeley (Berkeley,Calif.,USA, August 2010-current)
Alcmaria Victrix (Alkmaar, 2012-2013)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, current)
(Dutch Major League: 2005-current)
Tournaments participated in | Awards | Career | Family





















...Tournaments Participated In...
with Tex Town Tigers
European Cup
2009 (Legnano, Italy), 2010 (Haarlem, Netherlands), 2011 (Caserta, Italy)
International Indoor Cup
2006 (Schiedam, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
2006 - Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships Juniors (Collecchio, Italy)
2007 - Kingdom Games (The Hague, Netherlands)
World Championships Juniors (Enschede, Netherlands)
2008 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team Under 20
2009 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2008 - American (NPF) Tour II (Pennsylvania/Illinois/Ohio, USA)
Holland Tour (Santpoort/Groningen/Oldenzaal, Netherlands)
Tri-Nation Exhibition Series (Sendai, Japan)
Olympic Games (Beijing, China)
2009 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA)
European Championships (Valencia, Spain)
2010 - International Indoor Cup (Team White) (Schiedam, Neth.)
International Indoor Cup (Team Orange) (Schiedam, Neth.)(fill-in player)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Venezuela International Series (Puerto Ordaz/Barinas, Venezuela)
World Championship (Caracas, Venezuela)
2011 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Games vs. Argentina (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
European Championship (Ronchi dei Legionari/Staranzano, Italy)
2012 - American Tour (Tennessee/Florida, USA)
World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA)
Seattle Series (Seattle, USA)
World Championship (Whitehorse, Canada)
2013 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
European Championship (Prague, Czech Republic)
2014 - USA Tour I (various sites, Florida, USA)

...Awards...
2006 - Best Hitter, Apeldoorn Softball Series
Most Talented Player of the Year City of Enschede
2008 - Best Hitter Mastenbroek Tournament, Enschede (Neth.)
Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy (Most Talented Dutch Youth Player)
2010 - Best Hitter, International Indoor Cup
Best Hitter - European Cup
Most Valuable Player - European Cup
Best Hitter - Dutch Major League
Egbert van der Sluis Memorial Trophy (Best International Under 23)
2011 - NCFA All-Pacific Region First Team
All-Pac-10 Second Team
All-Freshman Team

Career
2013 --- On June 27, Britt is one of the 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in the Czech Republic --- On July 9, in the third game of the European Championship vs. Slovakia, Britt scores three runs and steals two bases --- In the regular season, Britt plays in only six games for Alcmaria Victrix between her two seasons for the University of California at Berkeley --- In the six games, Britt hits .267 and scores twice --- In October, Britt is one of 23 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2014 season.
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2012 --- In March, Britt participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Tennessee and Florida --- On June 8, Britt is one of 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for participation in the World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA), a series of games in Seattle (USA) and the World Championship in Whitehorse (Canada) --- On June 26, Britt walks and triples, scores once and has one RBI in the first exhibition game against Australia, preceeding the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City --- The next day, she hits two of the Dutch basehits in the second exhibition game against Australia --- On June 29, Britt is 3-for-4 and scores once in the second game of the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City against Brazil --- The next day, Britt is 2-for-3 in the fourth game of the World Cup of Softball against USA --- On July 6, Britt hits 2-for-4 and scores once in the second exhibition game against Washington Lake Breeze Gold during a training camp in Seattle --- The next day, Britt is 2-for-3 and scores three runs in the third exhibition game against Washington LadyHawks Gold in Seattle --- On July 7, Britt is 2-for-4 and scores twice in the fourth exhibition game against Washington LadyHawks Gold during a training camp in Seattle --- On July 12, Britt hits 2-for-4 and scores once in an exhibition game against Chinese Taipei preceeding the World Championship in Canada --- On July 14, Britt hits a 2-run homerun in a 9-0 win against Argentina in the second game of the World Championship in Whitehorse (Canada) --- On July 16, she hits a 2-run homerun in a 5-1 win against Venezuela in the fourth game of the Championship --- In the regular season, Britt plays in only 13 games in her first year with Alcmaria Victrix between two seasons for the Golden Bears, the team of the University of California in Berkely --- In her 13 games, Britt hits .529 (18-for-34) with three doubles and one triple, scores 14 runs and had six runs batted in to make a good impression in her new team --- As she returned back to the USA, Britt misses the Play-Offs and Holland Series with Alcmaria Victrix, which wins its first Dutch championship in club-history --- In October, Britt is one of 31 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2013 season.
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2011 --- After being at home for the holidays, Britt will returns to the USA on January 17 to start her first season for the Golden Bears, the softball-team of the University of California at Berkeley --- On January 22, Britt is named Best International Under 23 and wins the Egbert van der Sluis Memorial Trophy --- Due to commitments at the University of California-Berkeley, Britt is unable to participate with the Dutch National Team in March in the American Tour to Florida and Tennessee --- In June, Britt becomes the first Dutch player in history to play in the NCAA College World Series in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) when she qualifies for the event with the Golden Bears, the softball-team of the University of California at Berkeley --- Because of her participation in the World Series, Britt is unable to be with the Dutch National Team during the Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia in Bollate (Italy) --- In her first season in Berkeley, Britt starts all 58 games as short stop and leads the team in hitting (.415), runs scored (47), basehits (73), walks (26) and on-base percentage (.502) and is second-best in stolen bases (26) --- In the Louisville Regional, Britt leads the team with a .500 average, then hits .300 in the Lexington Super Regional in which Berkeley clinch the World Series --- In the College World Series, Britt plays all three games at short and leads the team with a .455 average --- After the season, Britt is named to the NCFA All-Pacific Region First Team, All-Pac-10 Second Team and All-Freshman Team --- On July 3, Britt was with the team for the double-header vs. Argentina (which was part of the Holland Tour) in Amsterdam (Netherlands), but didn't play --- On July 13, Britt is one of the 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in Italy --- On July 31, Britt is 2-for-3 and scores three runs vs. Ukraine in the opening game of the European Championship in Italy --- On August 2, she is 2-for-4, scores twice and has one RBI against Denmark --- The next day, Britt again has two hits, this time against Great Britain --- On August 4, Britt singles and triples, scores once and has one RBI in the game against France --- On August 5, Britt plays in her 50th international game for the Dutch National Team, which is the semi-final against Italy --- On August 6, in the final against Italy, Britt scores twice --- Later in August, Britt wins the European Cup-tournament in Caserta (Italy) with Tex Town Tigers --- After completion of this tournament, Britt travels back to the USA for her second season at the University of California at Berkeley --- In the regular season, Britt appears in only nine games for Tex Town Tigers between coming back from California and returning back to the States. In these games, Britt hits .357, scores seven runs, has 10 basehits and four RBI's --- In October, Britt is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2012 season --- Before the transfer-period ends on November 1, Britt decides to leave Tex Town Tigers, where she had played for eleven seasons since starting playing softball (including seven big league-seasons). In the 2012 season, Britt plays for Alcmaria Victrix in the period between her two school-seasons at Berkeley.
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2010 --- In January, Britt participates with the National squad (playing for Team White) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands). Her team finishes in third place and Britt is the Best Hitter of the event --- On January 18, Britt is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster for this years World Championships --- On April 2, the evening before the start of the annual international Mastenbroek Tournament in Enschede and prior to the start of an exhibition game, Britt is struck by a ball in the face and breaks her jaw on two spots. As a result, she is out of action for six weeks --- Britt returns to action on May 8 when she plays in her first games of the regular season for Tex Town Tigers vs. Twins --- On May 23, Britt singles and has an RBI in the first game vs. the Foreign All Star Team, then is 3-for-4 with one run in the second game --- On May 26, Britt is one of 16 players who is named to the final roster for the World Championship in Venezuela --- On June 24, Britt is 2-for-4, scores once and has two RBI's against Great Britain in the opening game of the World Championship in Venezuela --- In August, Britt participates in the European Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) with Tex Town Tigers, which for the first time in history captures this Cup --- During the event, Britt is the leading hitter and also is named Most Valuable Player --- After completion of the European Cup Tournament, Britt leaves for the USA to start her first year of study at the University of California at Berkeley, where she also will play softball for the Golden Bears --- In the regular season, Britt hits .446 and is the leading hitter of both Tex Town Tigers and the Dutch big league, hits 33 basehits and has 10 RBI's, but leads the team with 19 runs scored --- On October 31, Britt is one of 24 players to be named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2011 season.
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2009 --- Britt changes her uniform number in the Dutch National Team from 9 to 18, which last was worn by Daisy de Peinder --- On May 3, in the opening game of the Holland Tour vs. Euro Stars, Britt is 4-for-4, including a triple, scores once and has two RBI's --- On May 10, Britt scores twice, has two sacrifice flies and two RBI's in the opening game vs. Centrals. In the second game, she scores two runs --- In the second game vs. Gryphons on May 17, Britt os 3-for-4, including a triple, scores twice and has four RBI's --- On May 20, Britt singles, doubles, scores twice and has two RBI's in the first game vs. the Dutch Juniors --- On May 24, Britt hits an inside-the-park-homerun in the second game vs. Twins --- Britt is 2-for-2 and scores once in the second game against the Foreign All Stars on May 27 --- On May 27, Britt is one of the 17 players who is named to the final roster for the Dutch National Team to participate in this years international events --- Britt is 4-for-7, scores four runs and has two RBI's on June 3 in the double-header vs. the Dutch Junior Team --- On June 14, Britt is 2-for-3, including an inside-the-park-homerun, scores twice and has an RBI in the opener of a double-header against the Foreign All Stars --- On June 17, Britt goes 4-for-6, including two doubles, scores three runs and has an RBI in the double-header vs. Kansas Express USA --- On June 21, Britt doubles and triples, scores once and has three RBI's in the game vs. the Foreign All Stars --- On July 5, Britt is 2-for-3 and scores the lone Dutch run in the game vs. Canada, during the Canada Cup --- On July 16, Britt is 2-for-3, scores twice, has an RBI and steals two bases in the first game vs. Italy, which is the opener of the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City --- Two days later, on July 18, Britt is 3-for-4 in the game vs. Japan during the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City --- The next day, July 19, she is 2-for-2, scores once and has one RBI in the game vs. Canada during the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City --- On July 27, Britt is 2-for-3 with a double, scores twice and has three RBI's in the game vs. France, the opener of the European Championships in Valencia --- On July 28, Britt is 2-for-3, including a triple, and scores once in the game vs. Russia during the European Championships --- In the evening of the same day, Britt is 2-for-4, including a triple, and scores three runs in the game vs. Austria during the European Championships --- On July 30, Britt scores twice in the tie-break victory vs. Great Britain during the European Championships --- On August 1, Britt triples and scores in the final of the European Championships vs. Great Britain --- On August 1, Britt is a member of the Dutch Team which brings the European title back to the Netherlands for the first time in 19 years --- Two weeks later, Britt participates with Tex Town Tigers in the European Cup Tournament in Legnano (Italy), which is her first EC-event --- In the regular season, Britt hits .368 (third best of her team), has 14 runs batted in and leads her team with 30 runs scored, 43 basehits, 3 triples and 9 stolen bases --- Britt again reaches the Holland Series with Tex Town Tigers, which wins its second consecutive Dutch championship title.
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2008 --- Britt starts the season as one of the players on the National Junior Team and participate with them in the annual International Indoor Cup Tournament in Schiedam (Netherlands) --- In the pre-season J.C.J. Mastenbroek-tournament, organized by her clubteam Tex Town Tigers in Enschede in April, Britt is the leading hitter of the event --- Early May, while being only 17 years old and a few weeks before the second American Trip, Britt is invited and added to the roster of the Dutch National Team, which is preparing for the Olympic Games in Beijing --- On May 29, Britt makes her debut in the Dutch National Team in the opening game of the second American Tour when she pinch-hits vs. the professional squad of Philadelphia Force --- The next day, she pinch-hits again in the second game vs. Philadelphia and this time collects her first national team basehit and scores her first run --- In the third game vs. the Force, Britt gets her first start and reaches base three times, while scoring once --- On June 18, in the opener vs. Akron Racers, Britt is 2-for-3, including a double --- During the second game of the Holland Tour, Britt scores a run as pinch-runner --- After initially being scheduled earlier in the year to be one of the players of the National Junior Team for this years European Championships in Germany, Britt is one of 15 players to be named to the roster for the Olympic Games on July 14 --- In the second game of the Tri-Nation Tournament during the Japan Tour, Britt os 2-for-3, accounting for two of her team's three basehits in the game vs. host Japan, which is her first official international game debut --- On August 2, Britt collects two more basehits in the exhibition game vs. Tohoku Fukushi University, which ends the trip to Japan --- On August 12, Britt makes her Olympic debut and is the lead-off batter in the opening game of the Olympic Games vs. host China --- Two days later, she hits her first Olympic basehit in the game vs. Japan --- During the Olympic Games, Britt is the youngest member (age 17) of the entire Dutch Olympic Delegation, which has more than 240 athletes --- In the regular season, Britt hits .349, scores 22 runs and leads her team in stolen bases with 15. After having reached the play-offs in 2007 with Tex Town Tigers, this year the team not only qualifies for the Holland Series, but also wins the Dutch championship, becoming the first team from the east of the country to claim the title --- On December 11, Britt is one of 28 players being named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Team for 2009 and is invited to start practice in January --- On December 20, she is named the winner of the Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy, which is handed out annually to the most promising youth player.
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2007 --- With the Dutch National Junior Team, Britt participates in the World Junior Championships in Enschede (The Netherlands). With the team, she qualifies for the Play-Offs.
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2005 --- Britt makes her debut in the Dutch big league, playing in two games for Tex Town Tigers.

Family
BRITT is the daughter of Theo Vonk and Tanja Reijerink. Britt has one brother, Kaj.
Father Theo played professional soccer (276 games) on the highest Dutch level for AZ '67 (1968-1978) and Volendam (1978-1979) and played in two games for Atletico de Bilbao (Spain) in the 1996-1997 season. He also was active as Head Coach for Dutch soccerteams Sparta, FC Twente, FC Groningen, AZ '67, Roda JC and Heracles and in Spain and Germany. In the 2007-2008 season, he led the amateur soccer squad of SC Enschede.

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