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# 27 - Kayleigh Adelina - outfield
BirthdateJune 16, 1991
BirthplaceAmersfoort (Netherlands)
ResidenceAmersfoort (Netherlands)
Occupationsocial pedagogics worker
Height1,65 m
Weight65 kg

National TeamJanuary-April 2012
Games National Team0

ClubsQuick (Amersfoort, 2007-2010)
UVV (Utrecht, 2011-current)
(Dutch Major League: 2012-current)
...Tournaments Participated In...
with UVV
Midden-Nederland Cup

with Holland All Stars
2011 - Holland Tour (De Bilt, Netherlands)

2011 - MVP, Best Hitter, UVV clubteam

When did you start with softball?I started playing softball when I was 16
Why did you start playing softball?Because baseball and softball is our family-sport
My entire family loved it and so I started doing it also
What was your first club?Quick in Amersfoort
Accomplishments / HighlightsScoring the winning run in the promotion-game 2011
Biggest blunderAfter a passed ball running to first base, because yelled 'run!!!'
But that was mentioned for the runner at third base
Which persons do you most admire?My family
Which persons would you like to meet?Oprah Winfrey
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Michael Scofield, Alistair Overeem
Dreamjob?Professional softball-player
From who did you learn the most?
Biggest turn-off?People who aren't honest
Talent you wish you had?Singing
Exotic pet you would like to have?None
Hobbies or InterestsSports, music
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
What does the Olympic Games means to you?Participating in the Olympic Games seems to me the most beautiful
and biggest you can reach as a top-athlete
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Because everything that suppose to be in a sport is in softball.
It's a nice sport to look at. It is offensively, defensively,
tactical and you need speed, concentration and strenghth to
play softball the right way
Describe your playing styleAgressive, fierce
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieStep Up, Stomp the Yards
ActorChanning Tatum, Jamie Foxx
ActressSandra Bullock, Drew Barrymore
TV ChannelRTL, ESPN, Eurosport, Discovery Channel,
National Geographic, MTV
TV ShowAs The World Turns, The Voice of Holland, NOS Journaal
TV Sports ShowNOS Studio Sport, Eredivisie
TV PersonalityWendy van Dijk
Radio ChannelRadio 538, FunX, Slam FM
Radio ShowTop-40
Radio PersonalityEdwin Evers
Music GenreHiphop, latino, R&B, house, pop
Singer (male)Usher
Singer (female)Beyoncé, Rihanna
Group / Band etc.Black Eyed Peas
Song'We Found Love' by Rihanna, 'So Cu Pe' by Funana,
'Run the World' by Beyoncé
Vacation Spot / CountryCuraçao
FoodIndian, Antillian
DrinkIce tea (Green Tea)
NewspaperAlgemeen Dagblad, Spits
Book'Dromen', 'Where Rainbows End' by Cecelia Ahern
Internet SitesFacebook, Google, Hotmail
Sport (besides softball)I like all ball-sports
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Athletics, gymnastics
(Professional) Sports TeamLos Angeles Dodgers
Athlete (male)Prince Fielder
Athlete (female)Serena Williams
Softball PlayerNatasha Watley
2012 --- After being invited in November 2011, Kayleigh officially joins the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team on January 11 --- Towards the end of April, Kayleigh informs the staff of the National Team that she withdraws from the preliminary roster, as she needs more time for her study, making it impossible to combine this with the activities of the national squad --- On April 14, Kayleigh makes her debut in the Dutch big league, playing in leftfield for UVV in the first game of a double-header against Gryphons. After striking out in her first at bat, she doubles in the her next one --- In her first season at the highest level, she plays in 36 games and hits .253 with 24 hits, including one homerun, she scores 11 runs and has 10 runs batted in.
2011 --- On May 15, Kayleigh is a player of the Holland All Stars, which is compiled from players from the Dutch big league and second highest division, and plays two games against the Dutch National Softball Teams in De Bilt, which are the opening games of this years Holland Tour --- This season, Kayleigh plays for UVV, which is coached by Berend Mannessen, who joined the coaching-staff of the Dutch National Teams in October of 2011 --- With UVV, Kayleigh wins the promotion-series against Centrals and promotes to the Dutch big league --- In the deciding game, Kayleigh scores the winning run --- After completion of the season, she is named the team MVP and also is the team's leading hitter --- At UVV, Kayleigh plays together with her aunt, Natalie van der Wijst.
2007 --- Kayleigh starts playing softball at Quick in Amersfoort.
KAYLEIGH is the daughter of Albert and Mireille Adelina and has two brothers, Kevin and Lordson.
Mother Mireille has played softball, while brother Kevin plays baseball at UVV.

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