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# 18 - Daisy de Peinder - short stop / 2nd-3rd base

BirthdateDecember 26, 1976
BirthplaceBreda (Netherlands)
ResidenceRaamsdonkveer (Netherlands)
Height1,71 m
Weight68 kg
Positionshort stop/2nd-3rd base

Dutch National Team1997-2008
Games Dutch National Team146
Dutch National Junior Team1995

Clubs as Player
Twins (Oosterhout, 1982-2006; 2008-2010)
Tallahassee CC (Tallahassee, Florida, USA, 1996-1997)
St. Louis CC (St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 1998-1999)
Columbus State Univ. (Columbus, Georgia, USA, 2000-2001)
Macerata (Macerata, Italy, 2007)
(Dutch Major League: 1993-2010)

as Coach
Twins (Oosterhout, AC 2011; HC 2012-current)
(HC = Head Coach / AC = Assistant Coach)

...Tournaments Participated In...

as Player

with Twins
European Cup
1993 (Nice, France), 1995 (Antwerp, Belgium)
Cup Winners Cup
1994 (Livorno, Italy), 1997 (Oosterhout, Neth.)
1999 (Prague, Czech Rep.), 2002 (Prague, Czech Rep.)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2000, 2006, 2008, 2010 (Enschede, Netherlands)
International Indoor Cup
2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Schiedam, Netherlands)
2009 - Holland Tour (Oosterhout, Netherlands)

with Macerata
2007 - European Cup (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Brasschaat Braves
2010 - European Cup (Haarlem, Netherlands) (pick-up player)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
1995 - Kingdom Games (Aruba)

with Dutch National Softball Team
1997 - Haarlem Softball Week (Haarlem, Netherlands)
1998 - USA-trip (San Diego/Greenville, USA)
Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
World Championships (Shizuoka, Japan)
1999 - Qantas Tournament (Canberra, Australia)
Challenge Series vs. Australia (several sites, Netherlands)
Haarlem Softball Week (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Parma, Italy)
European Championships (Antwerp, Belgium)
2000 - Torneo di Parma (Parma, Italy)
International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2001 - International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
Three Nations Cup (Canada)
European Championships (Prague, Czech Republic)
2002 - International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
World Championships (Saskatoon, Canada)
2003 - Hillenbrand Invitational Tournament (Tempe, Arizona, USA)
International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Macerata/Cupramontana, Italy)
European Championships (Caronno Pertusella/Saronno, Italy)
2004 - Coppa BSC Legnano Amga Tournament (Legnano, Italy)
Torneo Internationale Softball Città di Legnano (Legnano, Italy)
5-game series vs. Greece (Almere/Bussum/Santpoort/Haarlem, Neth.)
ISF Prague Cup (Prague, Czech Republic)
World University Games (Plant City, Florida, USA)
2005 - Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
European Championships (Prague, Czech Rep.)
2006 - Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
World Championships (Beijing, China)
Japan Cup (Yokohama, Japan)
2007 - Australia Test Series (Enschede/Oosterhout/Haarlem, Netherlands)
European Championships (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Ronchi/Castions/Staranzano, Italy)
2008 - American Tour I (California/Hawaii, USA)
Holland Tour (Santpoort/Groningen/Oldenzaal, Netherlands)
Tri-Nation Exhibition Series (Sendai, Japan)
Olympic Games (Beijing, China)

with Former Nationals
2009 - Holland Tour (Zoetermeer, Netherlands)

as Coach

with Twins
2011 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)

1994 - Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy (Best Dutch Junior Player)
1999 - All American Nationals Meramec (USA)
2001 - All-Region, Columbus State University (USA)
2001 - Best Hitter, Dutch Major League
2003 - Nomination MVP, Dutch Major League
2005 - Nomination MVP, Dutch Major League
2009 - Award of Merit by Dutch Federation KNBSB
When did you start with softball?When I was five
Why did you start playing softball?My sister played softball
What was your first club?Twins in Oosterhout
Career HighlightsMVP Dutch Juniors, Best Hitter big league
Biggest AccomplishmentsQualifying for the Olympic Games; participating in a triple play
Biggest blunderLeaving my car keys inside the car (ten times)
Which persons do you most admire?Top athletes; people who can reach something in their life which is their dream
Which persons would you like to meet?Julia Roberts, Paul de Leeuw
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Paul de Leeuw, Blof
Dreamjob?Softball Coach
From who did you learn the most?My mother and my own experiences
Biggest turn-off?Lying
Talent you wish you had?Singing and dancing
Exotic pet you would like to have?Polar bear
Hobbies or InterestsReading, sleeping in, going out for dinner, taking a walk
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
I don't know, I never played another sport
What does the Olympic Games means to you?A dream come true. Finally
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?It's a teamsport, fast, difficult and cool
Describe your playing styleIntegrity, fanatic, killer-mentality, hart and hard, teamplayer
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieMy Best Friend's Wedding, League of their Own
ActorRichard Gere
ActressJulia Roberts
TV ChannelNederland 3, RTL 4, SBS 6
TV ShowWill & Grace, Sex and the City,
Vermist, Pauw en Witteman, Spuiten en Slikken
TV Sports ShowNOS Studio Sport
TV PersonalityWendy van Dijk
Radio ChannelQ-Music, Radio 538
Radio ShowEvers staat op (Radio 538)
Radio PersonalityEvert Santegoed
Music GenreEverything, Pop, Rock, Dance, Lounge
Singer (male)Marco Borsato, Andrea Bocelli
Singer (female)Anouk
Group / Band etc.Racoon, Blof
Song'De Mooiste Verliezers' by Blof
Vacation Spot / CountryItaly, France (skiing)
DrinkBaileys, Fanta
AnimalHorses, dogs, cats
NewspaperDe Stem
BookNicci French, De bewoonde wereld
Internet SitesHyves, Waarbenjij.nu, Google
Sport (besides softball)Tennis, Volleyball
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Tennis, Volleyball, Skating
(Professional) Sports TeamSkating Team
Athlete (male)André Agassi
Athlete (female)Inge de Bruijn
Softball PlayerLuciène Geels, Michelle Smith, Stacey Porter
2011 --- In the weekend of January 14-16, Daisy makes her debut as Assistant Coach of Twins during the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands) --- In September of this year, Daisy is named the new Head Coach of Twins for the 2012 season.
2010 --- In August, Daisy is a pick-up player for Brasschaat Braves from Belgium and participates with this team in the European Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) --- In her 17th big league-season with Twins, Daisy hits .190, scores seven runs and has six RBI's --- After completion of the season, Daisy announces her retirement, but remains with Twins, where she has played for 28 years --- In 2011, Daisy will be the assistant coach of the team.
2009 --- On March 28, the Dutch Federation (KNBSB) honors Daisy with the Award of Merit and decorates her on September 13 in Amsterdam before the start of the World Championship Baseball game between the Netherlands and Korea --- On June 15, Daisy is one of the two softball-coordinators, with Marloes Fellinger, during a sports day for employees of Asics in Leiden. Players of the Dutch National Softball Team also assist on this day --- In the regular season, Daisy hits .279, scores eight runs and has 10 runs batted in for Twins, which for the first time in years doesn't reach the Play-Offs this time.
2008 --- Daisy reaches base three times, doubles and scores twice vs. St. Mary's College on February 16 in the opening game of the first American Tour of the Dutch National Team, which is part of the preparations for the Olympic Games in Beijing --- Singles and has an RBI on March 2 in the first game of a double-header vs. Chaminade University of Honolulu --- After the team returns home, the players start the regular season with their respective, but also practice three times a week with the national team. During one of these practices, on May 9, she tears her ankle tendons, two weeks before the team leaves for the second American Tour and of course is unable to travel with the team --- On June 29, she makes her comeback in the first game of the Holland Tour vs. Terrasvogels, which is won 5-1 --- On July 14, Daisy is one of the players on the roster when the Olympic team is announced --- During the Japan Tour, she doubles in the winning two runs in the exhibition game vs. Tohoku Fukushi University --- On August 12, Daisy makes her Olympic debut in the opening game of the Olympic Games in Beijing vs. China Two days later, she singles as a pinch-hitter in the 3-0 loss vs. Japan --- In the regular season, Daisy is playing again for Twins after having played in Italy in 2007. She hits .258 and scores 14 runs.
2007 --- On May 28, Daisy is 2-for-3, including a double, scores one run and has one RBI in a 15-0 win against Greece during the European Championships in Amsterdam (Netherlands) --- In the final of the event in Amsterdam, Daisy doubles and scores vs. Italy, which won the game 9-3 --- During the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Italy, which is won by the Dutch to secure a spot in the Beijing Olympics, Daisy is primarily used as a pinch-hitter --- After 14 seasons in the Dutch big league, Daisy this year plays for Macerata in the Italian big league, with whom she participates in the European Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands), finishing in second place.
2006 --- In her last season with Twins, Daisy hits .355, scores 21 runs and leads the team with 39 basehits and 23 RBI's.
2005 --- Her batting average increases again in the regular season, as she hits .327 and has 16 RBI's --- Daisy earns her second nomination for the MVP Award.
2004 --- In the season with Twins, Daisy hits .316 and has 16 RBI's --- After the head coach of Twins steps down early in the season, Daisy acts as a playing coach for the remainder of the season.
2003 --- Daisy accomplishes a career-high .469 batting average in the regular season, scored 24 runs and has 26 RBI's --- After the season, she is one of three players to be nominated for the big league MVP Award.
2002 --- In the regular season, the offensive power by Daisy continues to increase, as she hits .418 again, scores 30 runs and has 27 RBI's, while registering 46 basehits --- On the CupWinners Cup Tournament in Prague (Czech Republic), Daisy and Twins finish in second place.
2001 --- In the regular season, Daisy is the league's batting champion, as she hits .418 (33-for-79).
1999 --- This year, Daisy bats .324 --- With Twins, Daisy reaches the final of the CupWinners Cup Tournament in Prague (Czech Republic).
1997 --- In her first offensive successful season, Daisy hits .291, scores 13 runs and has 13 RBI's, while hitting 34 basehits.
1996 --- This season, Daisy scores 14 runs and increases her RBI-total to 11.
1995 --- Daisy makes her debut in the Dutch National Team and remains on the roster of the national squad ever since --- With Twins, Daisy scores 18 runs and hits .216.
1994 --- After the season, Daisy wins the Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy for Most Talented Dutch Junior Player --- In Livorno (Italy), Daisy participates in the CupWinners Cup Tournament, which is won by Twins.
1993 --- Daisy makes her debut in the Dutch Major League, playing for Twins in Oosterhout. In her first season, she plays in only nine games.
DAISY is the daughter of Jan de Peinder and Marleen Francke.

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