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# 00 - Lotte Holvast - Outfield
BirthdateJuly 28, 1989
BirthplaceEnschede (Netherlands)
ResidenceAmsterdam (Netherlands)
StudyBèta-gamma at the University of Amsterdam
Height1,65 m
Weight58 kg
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
PositionOutfield


Dutch National TeamOctober 2009-October 2010
Games Dutch National Team0
Dutch National Junior Team2005-2008
Dutch National Cadets Team2005


ClubsTex Town Tigers (Enschede, 1998-2009)
Florida Comm. Coll. at Jacksonville (Florida, USA, 2008)
Centrals (De Bilt, 2010)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, 2011-2012)
(Dutch Major League: 2005-2012)
...Tournaments Participated In...
with Tex Town Tigers
2009 - European Cup (Legnano, Italy)
International Indoor Cup
2005, 2006, 2007 (Schiedam, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Centrals
2010 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Terrasvogels
2011 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Neth.)
Cup Winners Cup (Castions di Strada, Italy)
2012 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Neth.)
Cup Winners Cup (Nuoro, Italy)

with West Nederland Little League
2001 - Little League Eur. Region Championships (Den Haag, Netherlands)
Little League World Series (Portland, Oregon, USA)

with WindMills Enschede Little League
2003 - Little League Eur. Region Championships (Kutno, Poland)
Senior League World Series (Jeffersontown, Kentucky, USA)

met HBSO (gelegenheidsteam)
2010 - Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Nederland)

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

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
2005 - Kingdom Games (Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles)
2006 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships (Collecchio, Italy)
2007 - World Championships Juniors (Enschede, Netherlands)
2008 - Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships Juniors (Deggendorf, Germany)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2010 - International Indoor Cup (Team White) (Schiedam, Neth.)

Miscellaneous
When did you start with softball?When I was 9 years old
Why did you start playing softball?My sister already played softball and she took me one time
What was your first club?Tex Town Tigers in Enschede
Accomplishments / HighlightsWinning European title in Deggendorf with Juniors in 2007
Becoming Dutch champion with Tex Town Tigers
Biggest blunderWhen I was working as a cleaner, giving water to a fake planet,
while several people were watching
Which persons do you most admire?
Which persons would you like to meet?Hmm, John Mayer and Barack Obama
Three people you would love to have dinner with?With three friends
Dreamjob?If I only could know that
From who did you learn the most?My parents
Biggest turn-off?Bicycling in the rain
Talent you wish you had?Singing
PetsKobus, my dog
Exotic pet you would like to have?Tiger
Hobbies or InterestsSoftball, chilling, shopping and nice food
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
Hmm, no idea
What does the Olympic Games means to you?The ultimate goal for athletes
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Because it is played a lot worldwide
Describe your playing styleQuick and agressive
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieMadagascar, The Sweetest Thing
ActorJohnny Depp
ActressCameron Diaz
TV ChannelNederland 3, Net 5
TV ShowBoer zoekt vrouw
TV Sports ShowNOS Studio Sport
TV PersonalitySophie Hilbrand
Radio ChannelSlam FM, 3 FM
Radio Show
Radio Personality
Music GenreAll, in time
Singer (male)John Mayer, Michael Jackson
Singer (female)Missy Higgins, Anouk
Group / Band etc.Kyteman, Augustana
Song'Bitter Sweet Symphony' by The Verve
Vacation Spot / CountryFrance
FoodPizza, sauerkraut
DrinkHot chocolate-milk
AnimalDog
NewspaperDe Volkskrant
BookSeveral
MagazineVolkskrant Magazine
Internet SitesFacebook
Sport (besides softball)Tennis, skating
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Skating, swimming
(Professional) Sports TeamFC Twente
Athlete (male)Sven Kramer, Rafael Nadal
Athlete (female)Marleen Veldhuis
Softball Player
Career
2012 --- In this years big league-season, Lotte hits .247 in 41 games, scores 20 runs and has seven runs batted in --- With Terrasvogels, she reaches the Play-Offs, but the team is then eliminated by Alcmaria Victrix, which goes on to win the Dutch championship --- After completion of the season, Lotte announces that she stops to focus on other interests.
2011 --- In August, Lotte participates in the European Cup Winners Cup-tournament in Castions di Strada (Italy) with Terrasvogels, which finishes in second place --- In the regular season, her first with Terrasvogels, Lotte hits .299, is second-best with 19 runs, has 23 basehits and two RBI's.
2010 --- In January, Lotte participates with the National squad (playing for Team White) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands) with her team finishing in third place --- On January 18, Lotte is one of five players to be cut from the active roster, but she remains eligible for future considerations --- In the regular season, Lotte scores five runs and has seven RBI's in 29 games for Centrals, which reaches the play-offs for the first time in clubhistory --- After completion of the season, Lotte decides to transfer to Terrasvogels for the 2011 season.
2009 --- In August, Lotte participates with Tex Town Tigers in the European Cup Tournament in Legnano (Italy), which is her first EC-event --- Lotte again reaches the Holland Series with Tex Town Tigers, which wins its second consecutive Dutch championship title --- In the regular season, Lotte plays in 27 games, scores 11 runs and has nine basehits --- After completion of the season, Lotte decides to change clubs and will play for Centrals in 2010 --- In October, Lotte is one of eight players being invited to participate in the indoor practice sessions of the Dutch National Softball Team. On October 25, the players get a try-out and then Lotte joins the team on November 1.
2008 --- Lotte starts the year with playing in the Stars, the softball-team of Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ), where Meike Witteveen is her teammate, which she also is at Tex Town Tigers --- In Deggendorg (Germany), Lotte is a member of the National Junior Team, which captures the European title --- In the regular season, Lotte plays in 11 games --- Lotte reaches the Holland Series with Tex Town Tigers, which captures the Dutch championship.
2007 --- With the National Junior Team, Lotte plays in the World Championships in her hometown Enschede. There, the national team reaches the Play-Offs for the first time in history --- Lotte becomes a regularly used player in the team of TEx Town Tigers and this season appears in 20 games, scoring seven runs and having two runs batted in.
2006 --- Lotte appears in another European Championship. This time for the Juniors in Italy --- In the regular season, Lotte plays in 18 games, hits her first four big league-basehits and scores five runs.
2005 --- While playing for Tex Town Tigers, Lotte makes her big league-debut, appearing in five games. As she is primarily used as a pinch-runner, Lotte scores twice --- Also this year, Lotte makes her debut in the National Junior Team, participating in the Kingdom Games, the bi-annual sports event for young athletes from the Kingdom of the Netherlands --- Lotte also participates with the National Cadets Team in the European Championships in Russia.
2001 --- Lotte makes her debut in an international event, playing for the West Nederland Little League-team that wins the European Region Championships to participate in the Little League World Series in the USA. Also playing in that team were Anne Blaauwgeers, Maaike Blaauwgeers and Kim Donkers.
Family
LOTTE is the daughter of Dik Holvast and Ine Klumper and has one sister, Floor, and one brother, Michael. Floor has also played softball for Tex Town Tigers.

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