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# 24 - Kristi de Vries - pitcher
BirthdateMarch 26, 1982
BirthplaceFontana, California (USA)
ResidenceColumbus, Ohio (USA)
OccupationHuman Resources
Height5'8" ft
Weight165 lbs

National Team2003-2008
Games National Team44

ClubsCrunch (1996-1998, USA)
Gordon's Panters (1998-2000, USA)
Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2000-2004)
Sparks Haarlem (Haarlem, 2003; 2005-2008)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, 2004) (*)
(Dutch Major League: 2003; 2005-2006; 2008)
(*) - did not play
...Tournaments Participated In...
with Sparks Haarlem
European Cup
2003 (Forlě, Italy), 2005 (Macerata, Italy), 2006 (Bollate, Italy)

with Skövde Saints
2010 - European Cup (Haarlem, Netherlands) (pick-up player)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2003 - Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Macerata/Cupramontana, Italy)
European Championships (Caronno Pertusella/Saronno, Italy)
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)
American (NPF) Tour II (Pennsylvania/Illinois/Ohio, USA)
Holland Tour (Santpoort/Groningen/Oldenzaal, Netherlands)
Tri-Nation Exhibition Series (Sendai, Japan)
Olympic Games (Beijing, China)

2003 - Best Pitcher, Ohio State University (USA)
2004 - Best Pitcher, Ohio State University (USA)
Team Most Valuable Player, Ohio state University (USA)
When did you start with softball?When I was 8 years old
Why did you start playing softball?My sister Tamara played ball
What was your first club?Crunch in the USA
Biggest AccomplishmentsQualifying for the Olympics
Biggest blunder
Which persons do you most admire?My parents
Which persons would you like to meet?I love everyone in my life
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Mom, Dad and sis... I miss them while living in Ohio!
Dreamjob?One that I don't have to clock in and out and can work from home
From who did you learn the most?My DAD!
Biggest turn-off?Rude people
Talent you wish you had?Singing & Dancing
PetsRylee, my Puggle
Exotic pet you would like to have?A monkey
Hobbies or InterestsPlaying with my dog. I don't have time for any other hobbies at the moment,
but I love to go bike riding, canoeing, camping
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
What does the Olympic Games means to you?The ability to play against the best in the world!
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Allow other to accomplish their dreams of playing in the Olympics
Describe your playing styleI WANT TO WIN!!!
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieRember the Titans, Love & Basketball, Coach Carter,
Pirates of the Caribbean, The Longest Yard
ActorJohnny Depp, Adam Sandler, Vin Diesel, Will Smith
ActressKate Hudson, Sandra Bullock
TV ChannelMovie channels
TV ShowLost, American Idol, Wife Swap,
The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Moment of Truth
TV Sports ShowOhio State College Football games, Pro Football
TV Personality
Radio StationAnything Rock, R&B, Country
Radio Show
Radio Personality
Music GenreRock, Country
Singer (male)Chris Daughtry
Singer (female)Carrie Underwood
Group / Band etc.Nickelback, Staind, Linkin Park, Rascal Flatts
SongHeart of a Champion, Stronger, There and Back Again, Lose Yourself
Vacation Spot / CountryLaughlin, Vegas
FoodDutch pancakes, pizza, ice cream
DrinkDr. Pepper
Internet SitesAny store... shopping
Sport (besides softball)American Football
Olympic Sport (besides softball)
(Professional) Sports TeamBoston Red Sox, Green Bay Packers
Athlete (male)
Athlete (female)
Softball Player
2010 --- In August, Kristi is a pick-up player for Skövde Saints from Sweden and participates with this team in the European Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) --- In the tournament, she strikes out 22 batters in 31 innings, but is 0-5.
2008 --- Hits 3-for-4, scores twice, has two RBI's and is the winning pitcher (in relief) 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 --- On February 22, she starts and wins her second game in the match-up vs. Providence College --- On February 29, Kristi throws a complete game 3-hit shutout, strikes out six and raises her record to 3-0 in the first game of a double-header vs. Brigham Young University-Hawaii --- Kristi throws her second compete game shutout of the trip on March 8 in the game vs. Eastern Kentucky University and gives up six hits --- In the third game of the second American Tour, Kristi doubles and scores, but also gives up eleven basehits, while pitching vs. Philalphia Force --- On June 19, she strikes outs four and allows only two hits in the first four innings of the second game vs. Akron Racers, but then gives up five runs in the next at bat --- In the second game of the Holland Tour, Kristi goes the distance, strikes out five and is the winning pitcher vs. the Holland All Stars --- On July 14, she is named to the roster for the Olympic Games in Beijing --- After not pitching in the Tri-Nation Tournament, Kristi throws five hitless innings as the starter vs. Tohoku Fukushi University, but has a no-decision in this exhibition game, which closes the Japan Tour --- On August 12, she is the starter (and loser) in the opening game of the Olympic Games, as she makes her Olympic debut vs. host China --- Hereafter, she throws in four more games, including two as a starter --- In the regular season, her first full season in the Dutch big league, Kristi is 6-4 and strikes out 66 batters in 80 innings, finishing with an 1.84 ERA, which gives her a third place in the league --- As Kristi returns home to the USA a few days after coming back from the Olympic Games, she misses the CupWinners Cup-tournament in Italy and also doesn't play for Sparks during the play-offs and Holland Series.
2007 --- On May 27, Kristi throws a complete game 5-hitter in the opening game of the European Championships in Amsterdam (Netherlands) vs. the Czech Republic, winning 3-1 --- On May 30, she strikes out five batters, gives up only one hit in three innings and is the winning pitcher, starting in a 11-0 win vs. Austria --- The next day, Kristi is the winner in a 3-0 shutout vs. Great Britain, throwing 5.1 inning, giving up only three hits --- On June 16, Kristi gives up three hits and strikes out four in 5-plus innings, but has a no-decision in the 9-6 semi-final win vs. the Czech Republic on the Olympic Qualifying Tournament --- Later on the day, the Dutch beat Italy in the final and qualifies for the Beijing Olympics.
2006 --- During the World Championships in Beijing (China), Kristi throws a 5-inning No-Hitter vs. Botswana.
2004 --- Kristi completes her career at Ohio State University, finishing with 59 victories and 624 strikeouts, which puts her on the second place on the All-Time list in both categories for Ohio State --- On March 6, she throws a Perfect Game vs. Wright State University --- In this season, the righthander wins 16 games and strikes out 198 batters, resulting in her being named Team MVP and Best Pitcher --- She also is chosen for the All-Big Ten Second Team --- This year, while being on the roster of Terrasvogels, Kristi doesn't play in the Dutch big league --- After the season, she transfers again to Sparks Haarlem.
2003 --- Kristi makes her debut in the Dutch Major League, pitching for Sparks Haarlem. As a batter, she is 4-for-9, scores three runs and has two RBI's --- This year, Kristi also plays in her first game for the Dutch National Team, during the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Italy --- With Sparks, she participates in the European Cup Tournament in Forlě, which is won by her team.
2002 --- Pitching again for Ohio State, she wins 12 games in a row, which includes a No-Hitter.
2001 --- In her first season with the Ohio State University Buckeyes, Kristi wins 16 games, including six shutouts and a No-Hitter and has 173 strikeouts --- In this year, she is being named to the All-Big Ten Third Team.
KRISTI is the daughter of Bob and Flora de Vries. Has one sister, Tamara.

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