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# 1 - Judith Diepeveen - infield
BirthdateAugust 17, 1989
BirthplaceHaarlem (Netherlands)
ResidenceHaarlem (Netherlands)
StudyVWO
Height1,77 m
Weight67 kg
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
Positioninfield


Dutch National TeamDecember 2008-May 2010
Games Dutch National Team2
Dutch National Junior Team2006-2009
Games Dutch Junior Team10


ClubsDSC '74 (Haarlem, 2002-2007)
Olympia Haarlem (Haarlem, 2008; 2011)
Sparks Haarlem (Haarlem, 2010)
(Dutch Major League: 2005; 2007-2010)
...Tournaments Participated In...
with DSC '74
2005 - Cup Winners Cup, Pool B (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2007 - International Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)
International Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Sparks Haarlem
2009 - International Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)
Cup Winners Cup (Parma, Italy)
2010 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Olympia Haarlem
2011 - International Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Dutch Cadets Softball Team
2005 - European Championships Cadets (Tuckhovo, Russia)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
2006 - Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
2007 - Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
World Championships Juniors (Enschede, Netherlands)
2008 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships Juniors (Deggendorf, Germany)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team Under 23
2009 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2009 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
2010 - International Indoor Cup (Team Orange) (Schiedam, Neth.)

with Foreign All Star Team
2009 - Holland Tour (Nieuwegein, Netherlands) (guest player)

...Miscellaneous...
When did you start with softball?Some seven years ago
Why did you start playing softball?Because I had to stop playing squash due to a knee-injury,
so I had to look for a sport with a soft underground and as I went
with my mother to her games, I thought to give it a try
What was your first club?DSC '74 in Haarlem (now called Olympia Haarlem)
Accomplishments / HighlightsWinning the European title in 2008 with the Dutch Junior Team
Biggest blunderI have no idea, I have too much!
Which persons do you most admire?
Which persons would you like to meet?The boss of my future dreamjob
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Anouk, Christine and Marieke, my very best friends!
Dreamjob?I have no idea yet
From who did you learn the most?I think from one of my teachers
Biggest turn-off?This kind of questionnaires
Talent you wish you had?Singing
PetsSammie and Odie, my two cats
Exotic pet you would like to have?
Hobbies or Interests
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
Squash
What does the Olympic Games means to you?Ultimate dream!
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Because it is a very special event for every athlete and softball
is a top-sport and may not be left out!
Describe your playing style
...My Favorite / Best...
Movie
Actor
Actress
TV ChannelBNN and Net 5
TV ShowGrey's Anatomy and De Lama's
TV Sports Show
TV Personality
Radio Channel
Radio Show
Radio Personality
Music Genre
Singer (male)
Singer (female)
Group / Band etc.
Song
Vacation Spot / CountryBrazil, I have never been there, but I would love to go there someday!
Food
DrinkWater
AnimalElephant
NewspaperHaarlems Dagblad
Book
Magazine
Internet Sites
Sport (besides softball)Squash
Olympic Sport (besides softball)
(Professional) Sports Team
Athlete (male)Rintje Ritsma
Athlete (female)Inge de Bruijn
Softball Player
Career
2011 --- After having participated in the International Mastenbroek Tournament in Enschede in April with her new team Olympia Haarlem, Judith retires a week before the start of the new season.
2010 --- In January, Judith participates with the National squad (playing for Team Orange) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands) with her team winning first place --- On January 18, Judith is one of five players to be cut from the active roster, but she remains eligible for future considerations --- On February 12, Judith participates in the national squash championship, but loses to the number 2 ranked player --- In the regular season, Judith plays in 28 games for Sparks Haarlem, hits .311, with three doubles, one triple and one homerun, scores 15 runs and has 10 runs batted in --- After completion of the season, Judith decides to transfer to her old club Olympia Haarlem for the 2011 season.
2009 --- On May 3, Judith makes her debut in the Dutch National Softball Team in the opening game of the Holland Tour vs. Euro Stars, is 1-for-3 and scores two runs. In the second game, she reaches base two more times and scores twice --- On May 6, Judith triples and scores in the second game against the Dutch Juniors --- On May 27, Judith is one of the five players who is cut for the final roster for the Dutch National Team, but remains on the list as an alternate --- Judith is with the team as an alternate on May 31 vs. Robur '58 and scores a run and has an RBI in the second game --- On June 19, Judith makes her international debut in the game against Great Britain and scores one run --- In August, Judith participates with Sparks Haarlem in the CupWinners Cup Tournament in Parma (Italy), which is her first European Cup-event on the A-pool level --- In the regular season, her first with Sparks Haarlem, Judith scores 12 runs and has 12 runs batted in, while stealing nine bases.
2008 --- At Deggendorf in Germany, another highlight in the career of Judith, as she is a member of the Dutch National Junior Team which captures the European title --- In the regular season, she plays in 33 games for Olympia Haarlem, which is the new name of DSC '74 as of this year. She again hits 19 basehits, including her first big league-homerun --- When the season ends, Judith leaves Olympia Haarlem (which relegated) to play for Sparks Haarlem --- On December 11, Judith 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 --- A highlight for Judith this year in playing in the World Championships for Juniors, where the Dutch Juniors for the first time in history reach the play-offs --- After not having played for the main squad in 2006, Judith this year has her first full season in the big league with DSC '74. In 34 games, she hits 19 basehits and scores 17 runs, which is the second-highest total of the team.
2005 --- Judith gets her first international experiences participating this year in the European Championships for Cadets, finishing in second place in Russia, and winning the CupWinners Cup in the B-Pool with her club DSC '74 --- At age 15, she also makes her debut in the Dutch Major League, playing in one game for DSC '74.
Family
JUDITH is the daughter of René Diepeveen and Inge van Veelen.

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