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# 10 - Dana Horeman - 3rd base / outfield
BirthdateMarch 11, 1981
BirthplaceHaarlem (Netherlands)
ResidenceHaarlem (Netherlands)
OccupationSet Dresser TV Series/Films
Height1,68 m
Weight62 kg
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
Position3rd base / outfield


Dutch National Team2001; 2004; 2007-January 2009
Games Dutch National Team17
Dutch National Junior Team1999-2000


ClubsOnze Gezellen (Haarlem, 1993-2002)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, 2003-2012)
(Dutch Major League: 2001-2012)
...Tournaments Participated In...

with Onze Gezellen
2001 - International Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Terrasvogels
European Cup
2005 (Macerata, Italy), 2008 (Prague, Czech Republic)
Cup Winners Cup
2003 (Valencia, Spain), 2004 (Moscow, Russia)
2006 (Caronno Pertusella, Italy), 2007 (Prague, Czech Rep.),
2009 (Parma, Italy), 2010 (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2011 (Castions di Strada, Italy), 2012 (Nuoro, Italy)
International Indoor Cup
2003, 2005, 2006 (Schiedam, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 (*), 2012 (Enschede, Netherlands)
2010 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands) (*)
(*) = as coach

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
1999 - Kingdom Games (St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles)
World Championships Juniors (Taipei, Taiwan)
2000 - European Championships Juniors (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2001 - Disney Fastpitch Festival (Orlando, USA)
2004 - Coppa BSC Legnano Amga (Legnano, Italy)
Torneo Internationale Softball Cittŕ di Legnano (Legnano, Italy)
5-game series vs. Greece (Almere/Bussum/Haarlem/Santpoort, Netherlands)
ISF Prague Cup (Prague, Czech Republic)
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)
American (NPF) Tour II (Pennsylvania/Illinois/Ohio, USA)
Holland Tour (Santpoort/Groningen/Oldenzaal, Netherlands)

...Awards...
2006 - Best Hitter, CupWinners Cup
Nomination MVP, Dutch Major League
2008 - Nomination MVP, Dutch Major League
Miscellaneous
When did you start with softball?When I was twelve
Why did you start playing softball?I liked the sport, I grew up on a field, because my father played baseball
What was your first club?Onze Gezellen in Haarlem
Career HighlightsAs a team: qualifying for the Olympics
Individually: Best Hitter, CupWinners Cup in 2006
Biggest AccomplishmentsQualifying for the Olympic Games
Biggest blunderI can fall down at any moment, no matter what
Which persons do you most admire?My parents
Which persons would you like to meet?Hillary and Bill Clinton
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Swank
Dreamjob?Professional athlete, Art Director
From who did you learn the most?My Daddy
Biggest turn-off?People who are hypocrite
Talent you wish you had?Being able to sing super, making music
PetsNone
Exotic pet you would like to have?Tiger
Hobbies or InterestsWatching movies, shopping
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
Professional snowboarder or skier
What does the Olympic Games means to you?Like a dream come true
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Because it is one of the biggest teamsports worldwide and
because the best softball-players will play in the Olymic Games
Describe your playing styleAgressive, but with respect, taking risks, leave everything on the field
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieRabbit-Proof Fence, Amélie, Alles is liefde
ActorOrlando Bloom
ActressHillary Swank
TV ChannelNederland 1, 2 and 3, TMF, MTV, National Geographic, Discovery
TV Show24, Friends, De Wereld Draait Door
TV Sports ShowNOS Studio Sport, Holland Sport
TV PersonalitySophie Hilbrand
Radio ChannelWild FM, Radio 538, Q-Music, Radio 1
Radio ShowNOS Langs de Lijn
Radio Personality
Music GenreAll kinds of music
Singer (male)Justin Timberlake, Cat Stevens
Singer (female)Alicia Keys, Gabrielle
Group / Band etc.Krezip
Song
Vacation Spot / CountryThe whole world
FoodIndonesian!
DrinkSmoothies, wine and tea
AnimalCats
NewspaperHaarlems Dagblad
BookMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Komt een vrouw bij de dokter by Kluun
MagazineLinda, house magazines
Internet SitesHotmail, Hyves, Google
Sport (besides softball)Snowboarding, Skiing
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Baseball, Judo
(Professional) Sports TeamMajor League Baseball Teams
Athlete (male)Ruben Houkes, Johny Wilkinson
Athlete (female)Dani Libosan
Softball PlayerJessica Mendoza, Natasha Watley
Career
2012 --- In the regular season, her tenth with Terrasvogels, Dana hits .316 with 24 basehits, including six doubles. She scores 13 runs and collects 18 runs batted in --- Dana plays in 27 games, missing some due to her work as set dresser in tv-series and movies --- With Terrasvogels, Dana reaches the Play-Offs again, but the team is then eliminated by Alcmaria Victrix, which eventually wins the Dutch title --- As it no longer possible to combine her work with playing softball at the highest level, Dana announces her retirement after completion of the season --- However, she adds that she is available to come back in 2013 to play some games and support the team when needed.
2011 --- In Augustus, Dana participates in the European Cup Winners Cup-tournament in Castions di Strada (Italy) with Terrasvogels, which finishes in second place --- For Dana, this is her ninth European Cup-tournament in her career --- Dana starts the season being sidelined again due to the knee-injury she sustained in 2009, but on June 25, she returns to the line-up both offensively and defensively at third base --- She appears in nine regular season-games, scores three runs, hits a triple and has one RBI --- In the Play-Offs, Dana leads all players of the four participating teams with five runs scored, while hitting .400.
2010 --- On May 8, after having being sidelined for almost a year due to her knee-injury, Dana makes her comeback in the regular season, having a pinch-hit appearance (a walk) for Iber Lengua Terrasvogels in a game against Olympia Haarlem. A week later, she returns to the starting line-up, being the designated player, then returns to playing defensively again on May 29 --- In the last week of July and first of August, Dana misses some games to continue the recovery of her injury --- She then returns back into action in August and plays defensively again in the play-offs --- Also in August, Dana participates in the Cup Winners Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) with Terrasvogels, being their designated player --- In the regular season, Dana plays in 16 games for Terrasvogels and hits .342 with 13 basehits, five runs scored and five runs batted in.
2009 --- Before the start of the indoor practice-sessions, Dana announces in January that she is unable to combine her work (she started her own company, a styling bureau, which specializes in set decoration/set dressing for TV Series and Movies) with the practice-schedule and withdraws from the team --- In April, Dana becomes one of the reporters for Internet-baseball/softball-magazine Playball Journal, working together with Marco Stoovelaar, the Media Officer of the Dutch National Team, who is the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet-magazine, and her sister Lyanne, who also is one of the reporters --- In the regular season, Dana tears her knee-ligament in a game on May 30 and is out for the season --- In August, Dana participates with Terrasvogels in the CupWinners Cup-tournament in Parma (Italy) (her seventh European Cup-event), which is won by her team for the first time in six years --- Due to her knee-injury, Dana is unable to play, but is with the team as an Assistant Coach and Scorekeeper --- In the regular season, Dana played in 17 games before her injury, hitting .341, scoring 13 runs and has seven runs batted in.
2008 --- Dana this years switches uniform numbers in the national team, as she will play with number 10 after having worn number 23 last year. Number 23 is this year worn by Nina van Huissteden --- Hits 2-for-2, scores once and has one RBI on February 16 vs. St. Mary's College in the opening game of the first American Tour by the Dutch National Team, which is part of the preparations for the Olympic Games in Beijing --- After scoring a run as a pinch-runner on March 7 in the game vs. the University of Hawaii during the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament in Honolulu, Dana scores her fourth run as a pinch-runner during the American trip the next day in the game vs. Eastern Kentucky University --- On May 30, during the second American Tour, Dana enters the second game vs. the professional team of the Philadelphia Force as pinch-runner. This is her first of four games during this trip in which she performs as pinch-runner --- On June 1, Dana plays her lone complete game of the trip, playing at third base in the fourth game vs. Philadelphia, hitting 1-for-3 and scoring a run --- More than ten days later, she again plays at third base, playing the four middle innings in the second game on June 13 vs. Rockford Thunder, then starting the next day --- In the following series vs. Akron Racers, Dana is brought in twice as a pinch-runner --- On June 29, Dana plays at 3B and hits 2-for-3 vs. Terrasvogels in the first game of the Holland Tour. Despite sustaining a cut in her knee after she was slid into at third base, Dana completes the game and singles in her following at bat --- On July 6, Dana is brought in as pinch-runner in the next game vs. the Holland All Stars and scores the first run in a 3-2 victory --- On July 14, Dana is one of the six players, who are left off the roster for the Olympic Games --- In the regular season, she hits .363, which is the sixth highest average in the league and second highest in her team Terrasvogels, who she leads with 25 runs and 17 RBI's. Her run-production of 42 is the fourth highest in the league, as is the run-total. With 37 basehits, she finishes in a tie for fourth place in the league with Britt Vonk, one of her teammates in the national team --- With Terrasvogels, she participates in the European Cup-tournament in Prague (Czech Republic) --- After the season, Dana is one of three players to be nominated for the MVP Award in the Dutch big league, which is her second nomination in three years --- On December 11, Dana 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.
2007 --- After scoring as a pinch-runner in the opening game of the European Championships in Amsterdam (Netherlands) against the Czech Republic, Dana does the same the next day vs. Greece. She remains in the day and adds a 2-run single in a 15-0 win --- On May 30, she scores twice against Austria and adds runs as a pinch-runner in games against Great Britain, Italy and Russia --- On On June 14, during the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Italy, trailing 2-0 against Greece, Dana scores the first Dutch run, sliding into home plate head first. It marks the turn-around, as the Dutch went on to win 8-2 --- In another productive season playing for Terrasvogels, Dana bats .349, scores 21 and has 19 RBI's --- For the fifth consecutive year, Dana participates in an European Cup Tournament. In Prague (Czech Republic), her team finishes in second place on the CupWinners Cup Tournament.
2006 --- Dana is nominated for Most Valuable Player in the Dutch Major League, as she finishes the regular season with a .396 average, leads her team with 27 RBI's and is second with 36 basehits --- Earlier in the year, Dana is the batting champion during the European CupWinners Cup-tournament.
2005 --- Dana scores 10 runs and has 13 RBI's in the regular season.
2004 --- During the international tournament Coppa BSC Legnano in the Italian city Legnano, Dana returns to the Dutch National Softball Team --- For the second time in her career, Dana bats above .300, finishing with a .301 average --- In Moscow (Russia), Terrasvogels wins the silver medal on the CupWinners Cup Tournament.
2003 --- Playing in her first season with Terrasvogels, Dana scores 19 runs, has 15 RBI's and finishes with a .284 batting average --- With Terrasvogels, Dana participates in the CupWinners Cup Tournament in Valencia (Spain), which is won by her team.
2002 --- In her last season with Onze Gezellen, Dana hits .330 and scores 20 runs.
2001 --- Dana makes her debut in the Dutch Major League, playing for Onze Gezellen in Haarlem --- In February of this year, Dana travels with the Dutch National Team to Orlando in Florida (USA) to participate in the Disney Fastpitch Festival.
2000 --- With the Dutch National Junior Team, Dana wins the European title on the Championships, which are being held in Enschede (Netherlands).
1999 --- Dana participates with the Dutch National Junior Team in the Kingdom Games at St. Maarten, one of the islands of the Netherlands Antilles --- Later in the year, she plays on the World Championships for Juniors in Taiwan.
Family
DANA is the daughter of Harm and Winny Horeman and has one sister, Lyanne, who also played softball in the Dutch big league. After having played for Onze Gezellen in 2002, Lyanne played for Terrasvogels (2003-2005), Sparks Haarlem (2006-2007), Olympia Haarlem (2008), returned to Terrasvogels in 2009 and then played again for Sparks Haarlem in 2010. Early 2005, Lyanne was on the preliminary roster for the Dutch National Team.
Father Harm played in the Dutch big league for Schoten (1974-1977) and Amstel Tijgers (1978-1986) and was an outstanding third baseman (probably the best in Dutch history), who also played for the Dutch National Team (1975-1980; 1983-1985).
When Harm made his debut in the national team in 1975, he wore uniform number 23, the same number Dana wore in the national squad in 2007.

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