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# 11 - Judith van Kampen - pitcher
BirthdateDecember 21, 1978
BirthplaceAmsterdam (Netherlands)
ResidenceHaarlem (Netherlands)
OccupationRelocation Coordinator
Height1,75 m
Weight88 kg
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
Positionpitcher


Dutch National Team2001 - 2008
Games Dutch National Team53


ClubsHoofddorp Pioniers (Hoofddorp, 1993-1998)
HCAW (Bussum, 1999-2002)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, 2003-2007)
Univ. of Nevada at Reno (Reno, Nevada, USA, 2002-2005)
Sparks Haarlem (Haarlem, 2008)
DSS (Haarlem, 2009-2010)
(Dutch Major League: 1999-2008; 2010)

Judith's page as Coach

...Tournaments Participated In...

with HCAW
European Cup
1999 (Bussum, Netherlands)

with Terrasvogels
European Cup
2005 (Macerata, Italy)
Cup Winners Cup
2003 (Valencia, Spain), 2004 (Moscow, Russia)
2006 (Caronno Pertussela, Italy), 2007 (Prague, Czech Rep.)
International Indoor Cup
2005, 2006 (Schiedam, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2006, 2007 (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Sparks Haarlem
2008 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)
Cup Winners Cup (Bollate, Italy)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2001 - International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
Three Nations Cup (Canada)
European Championships (Prague, Czech Republic)
2002 World Championships (Saskatoon, Canada)
2003 - Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Macerata/Cupramontana, Italy)
European Championships (Caronno Pertusella/Saronno, Italy)
2004 - 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)
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)
Tri-Nation Exhibition Series (Sendai, Japan)
Olympic Games (Beijing, China)

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

...Awards...
2003 - Pitcher of the Week, Western Athletic Conference (USA)
2006 - Nomination Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2007 - Nomination Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2009 - Award of Merit by Dutch Federation KNBSB
Miscellaneous
When did you start with softball?I started when I was 14 years old
Why did you start playing softball?Because by brother Michiel played baseball
What was your first club?Hoofddorp Pioniers in Hoofddorp
Accomplishments / HighlightsBeing the winning pitcher in a 2-1 victory against the USA during the Canada Cup;
Winning the Olympic Qualification last year in Italy and being the starting pitcher
in the final game we won 3-2;
Winning the Dutch title last year with Terrasvogels
Biggest blunderStumbling over the pitcher's plate
Which persons do you most admire?My brother for his hard working
Which persons would you like to meet?Sven Kramer
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Sven Kramer, Leontien van Moorsel, Theo Bos
Dreamjob?Head of Marketing for a sports company
From who did you learn the most?Dutch Team coach Linda Wells, Piet Schipper, my pitching coach at Hoofddorp
and Michelle Gardner, the coach of the University of Nevada at Reno
Biggest turn-off?Lying
Talent you wish you had?Falling less :)
PetsDog
Exotic pet you would like to have?Parrot
Hobbies or InterestsReading, Shoppinng, going to the movies
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
Basketball
What does the Olympic Games means to you?The ultimate target, highest achievement, a crown to your career
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?It's a super sport, which is being played worldwide
Describe your playing styleFanatic
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieRemember the Titans
ActorDenzel Washington
ActressSandra Bullock
TV ChannelNet 5, Veronica
TV ShowFriends
TV Sports ShowEverything!
TV PersonalitySophie Hilbrand
Radio ChannelQ-Music, Radio 538
Radio ShowStenders Staat Op
Radio PersonalityNo favorite
Music GenrePop, Country
Singer (male)Robbie Williams
Singer (female)Anouk
Group / Band etc.The Eagles
Song'Hotel California' by The Eagles
Vacation Spot / CountryUSA, Spain
FoodPastas
DrinkAll kind of juices
AnimalDog
NewspaperHaarlems Dagblad, De Telegraaf
BookHarry Potter
MagazineLinda
Internet SitesGrand Slam * Stats & News
Sport (besides softball)Basketball
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Volleyball
(Professional) Sports TeamBoston Red Sox (Major League baseball)
Athlete (male)Sven Kramer
Athlete (female)Leontien van Moorsel
Softball PlayerCat Osterman
Career
2010 --- Judith comes out of retirement and makes a few pitching appearances for DSS in the ranking round of the Dutch big league-season.
2009 --- On March 28, the Dutch Federation (KNBSB) honors Judith with the Award of Merit and decorates her on September 17 in Haarlem before the start of the World Championship Baseball game between the Netherlands and Venezuela --- This year, Judith is a member of DSS, which plays in the First Division, but she is not active as a player.
2008 --- On February 22, Judith throws six innings and gives up two runs to become the winning pitcher in the game vs. California State University-Bakersfield during the first American Tour of the Dutch National Team as part of its preparations for the Olympic Games in Beijing --- Four days later, Judith is the winning pitcher in relief in the come-from-behind win in the game vs. the University of California at Berkeley --- On February 29, she throws a complete game 1-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in the second game of a double-header vs. Brigham Young University-Hawaii --- On March 6, Judith throws another 1-hit shutout and strikes out eight in the game vs. Idaho State University during the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament in Honolulu. With the win, Judith raises her tour-record to 5-0. In the second game of the double-header, she earns a save --- During the second American Tour, Judith starts the fourth and last game vs. Philadelphia Force, but is the losing pitcher --- Judith doesn't pitch during the Holland Tour --- On July 14, she is named to the roster for the Olympic Games in Beijing --- On July 25, Judith starts and goes the distance in a 5-0 loss vs. Canada in the opener of the Tri-Nation Tournament during the Japan Tour --- Eight days later, she earns a save in an exhibition game vs. Tohoku Fukushi University --- On August 12, Judith plays in her first Olympic game when she throws in relief in the opening game vs. China --- Two days later, she goes the distance in the game vs. Japan, has a good outing, but the Dutch are shutout 3-0 --- On August 18, Judith throws 4 2/3 strong innings in relief, strikes out three and is the winning pitcher in the game vs. Chinese Taipei, concluding her international career --- During the Olympic Games, Judith's brother Michiel is a member of the Dutch National Baseball Team --- In the regular season, her first with Sparks Haarlem, Judith is 7-3 and strikes out 69 batters in 68 1/3 inning --- After initially not traveling with the team to Italy for the CupWinners Cup-tournament due to sickness, she joins her team after a few days after all --- After completion of the Holland Series vs. Tex Town Tigers, Judith retires as a player on the highest level, but in 2009 will be eligible to play for First Divisionist DSS.
2007 --- On June 13, Judith strikes out five and is the winning pitcher of a 12-1 victory against Croatia in Ronchi Dei Legionari (Italy) during the Olympic Qualifying Tournament --- Two days later, in the first semi-final game on the event against Italy, Judith throws five shutout innings, giving up only two hits, before giving up two runs in the next two at bats. After being relieved, Italy went on to win 7-4 in eight innings --- On June 16, Judith comes on in relief in the second semi-final game against the Czech Republic, after that team tied the score, coming back from a 6-1 deficit. She gives up no more runs and is the winning pitcher, as the Dutch win 9-6 to reach the final --- In the final of the Olympic Qualifier, Judith is the starter and throws 3-plus innings, before being relieved by Rebecca Soumeru, who became the winner, as the Dutch qualified for the Olympics by winning 3-2 --- In the regular season, Judith is 12-2, has an 0.57 ERA and strikes out 80, resulting in a second nomination for the best pitcher award.
2006 --- This year, Judith participates with the Dutch National Team in the Canada Cup, the World Championships in Beijing (China) and the Japan Cup in Yokohama --- In her most successful season with Terrasvogels, Judith wins 16 games and lost only two, finishing the season with an 0.34 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 123 inning, resulting in a nomination for the best pitcher award.
2005 --- With the national squad, Judith appears on the Canada Cup and participates in the European Championships in Prague (Czech Republic) --- On July 5, she is the winning pitcher when the Dutch Team beats the USA, 2-1, during the Canada Cup --- After completing her career with the University of Nevada in Reno (USA), Judith throws in 14 games for Terrasvogels and finishes with a 9-2 record, striking out 84 in 70 1/3 inning.
2004 --- Due to her softball-season with the University of Nevada in Reno, Judith this season appears in only game for Terrasvogels.
2003 --- Playing in her first season for Terrasvogels, Judith is 2-1, appearing in eight games --- She misses part of the season, as she returns in June from the USA and leaves again earlier for her second year on the University of Nevada in Reno --- In February of this year, her first in Reno, Judith has a successful start, as she is named Pitcher of the Week in the Western Athletic Conference in February --- In Valencia (Spain), Terrasvogels wins the CupWinners Cup.
2002 --- In her last season with HCAW, the righthander is 3-2 and has an 1.22 ERA --- At the end of the season, she travels to Reno, Las Vegas (USA) to start her first season with the University of Nevada.
2001 --- Judith makes her debut in the Dutch National Team during the international Jan van Bakel Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands).
1999 --- In her first year with HCAW in Bussum, Judith makes her debut in the Dutch Major League. Appearing in 11 games, she finishes with a 5-3 record, two saves and an 1.14 ERA --- With HCAW, she finishes in third place on the European Cup Tournament at their home field in Bussum (Netherlands).
Family
JUDITH is the daughter of Peter (who is a baseball youthcoach at Hoofddorp Pioniers) and Hennie van Kampen. She has a brother Michiel and sister Susan.
Judith has a relation with Dennis Presburg (who played baseball for DSS and will be a coach of the DSS softball-team in the Dutch Major League in 2010), whose father George was the Head Coach of the Dutch National Softball Team in 1991-1993.
Judith's brother Michiel plays in the Dutch big league since 1998, playing for Hoofddorp Pioniers (1998), RCH (1999), HCAW (2000-2004), Almere '90 (2005) and throw since 2006 for Corendon Kinheim. He is a member of the Dutch National Baseball Team since 1999 and participated in the Olympic Games in Beijing.

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