Dutch Women Softball Team
Who is Who?
|# 13 - Lynn Geertman - 2nd base|
|Birthdate||May 8, 1974|
|National Team||1997-June 2008|
|Games National Team||93|
|Clubs||Het Zeeuwse Honk (Terneuzen)|
DSC '74 (Haarlem, 1992-1993)
Sparks Haarlem (Haarlem, 1994-2010)
(Dutch Major League: 1992-2010)
|...Tournaments Participated In...|
1997 (Haarlem, Netherlands), 2002 (Macerata, Italy), 2003 (Forlì, Italy)
2004 (Viladecans, Spain), 2005 (Macerata, Italy),
2006 (Bollate, Italy), 2007 (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Cup Winners Cup
1995 (Livorno, Italy), 1996 (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2000 (Prague, Czech Republic), 2001 (Ronchi Dei Legionari, Italy)
2008 (Bollate, Italy), 2009 (Parma, Italy)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (Enschede, Netherlands)
with Dutch National Softball Team
1997 - Haarlem Softball Week (Haarlem, Netherlands)
European Championships (Prague, Czech Republic)
1998 - USA Trip (San Diego/Greenville, USA)
Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
World Championships (Shizuoka, Japan)
1999 - Qantas Tournament (Canberra, Australia)
Challenge Series vs. Australia (several sites, Netherlands)
Haarlem Softball Week (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Parma, Italy)
European Championships (Antwerp, Belgium)
2002 - International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
World Championships (Saskatoon, Canada)
2003 - Hillenbrand Invitational (Tempe, USA)
International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Macerata/Cupramontana, Italy)
2004 - Coppa BSC Legnano Amga (Legnano, Italy)
Torneo Internationale Softball Città di Legnano (Legnano, Italy)
5-game series vs. Greece (Almere/Bussum/Haarlem/Santpoort, Netherlands)
ISF Prague Cup (Prague, Czech Republic)
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)
1997 - Most Homeruns, Dutch Major League|
2009 - Decorated by Dutch Federation KNBSB
|When did you start with softball?||In 1989|
|Why did you start playing softball?||I got infected with the softball-virus after a vacation with friends|
when we played softball on the parking lot of our camping
|What was your first club?||Het Zeeuwse Honk in Terneuzen|
|Career Highlights||Ninth place on World Championships 1998 in Japan,|
Third place in the Canada Cup in 2006 and of course
Winning the Olympic Qualifier last year in Italy
|Biggest Accomplishment||Qualifying for the Olympic Games in 2007|
|Biggest blunder||Tripping over my bat after a successful bunt and ending up head-first|
halfway towards first base in front of some 1000 spectators
|Which persons do you most admire?||Michael Jordan|
|Which persons would you like to meet?||I already meet them every day|
|Three people you would love to have dinner with?||I cannot think of one right away|
|Dreamjob?||I like what I'm doing now very much|
|From who did you learn the most?||People around me|
|Talent you wish you had?||Musical talent|
|Pets||A cat, named Chewie|
|Exotic pet you would like to have?||None|
|Hobbies or Interests||Chilling|
|When you wouldn't have been involved in|
BB/SB, what other sport would you have done?
|I have no idea, probably some fitness|
|What does the Olympic Games means to you?||Greatest sport achievement and something to remember for the rest of my life|
|Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?||It is the best and highest reachable event for a softball-player|
|Describe your playing style||Agressive, experienced, relaxed, supporting|
|...My Favorite / Best...|
|Movie||The Green Mile, Remember the Titans, Erin Brockovitz, Shrek,|
Nemo, Lord of the Rings, Tootsie, Blood Diamond
|Actor||Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman|
|Actress||Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock|
|TV Channel||Net 5, ESPN, Discovery|
|TV Show||CSI, Law & Order, Ally McBeal, De Lama's|
|TV Sports Show||NOS Studio Sport, Holland Sport|
|TV Personality||André van Duin, Najib Amali|
|Radio Channel||Radio 538, Q-Music, Slam FM|
|Radio Show||I don't listen that much to radio|
|Radio Personality||I don't have one|
|Music Genre||R&B, Pop, Dance|
|Singer (male)||Usher, 50 Cent, Marco Borsato|
|Singer (female)||Celine Dion, Melissa Etheridge, Aalyan, Alicia Keys|
|Group / Band etc.||Blof|
|Song||As much as possible|
|Vacation Spot / Country||As long as it is warm and dry|
|Book||I'm not a reader|
|Magazine||The regular magazines when I'm traveling|
|Internet Sites||Hyves, Fastpitch, Grand Slam * Stats & News|
|Sport (besides softball)||I once played darts for one winter|
|Olympic Sport (besides softball)||Track & Field, Soccer|
|(Professional) Sports Team||TVM Skating Team|
|Athlete (male)||Lance Armstrong, Sven Kramer, Michael Jordan|
|Athlete (female)||Leontien van Moorsel|
|Softball Player||The team of Sparks Haarlem|
2010 --- In August, Lynn comes out of retirement and appears in two games of Sparks Haarlem during the ranking round of the Dutch big league, then also plays during the Play-Offs. She is also with the team during the Holland Series, but doesn't play, while Sparks captures the Dutch championship.|
2009 --- In August, Lynn participates with Sparks Haarlem in the CupWinners Cup Tournament in Parma (Italy), which is her 13th European Cup-event ---
In the regular season, Lynn appears in only eight games, as she is still bothered by her knee-injury, but hits .263 ---
After completion of the season (her 18th in the big league), Lynn announces her retirement.
2008 --- On February 16, Lynn is 1-for-1 vs. St. Mary's College, the opening game of the first American Tour with the Dutch National Team, which is part of the preparations for the Olympic Games in Beijing ---
On February 29, she again is 1-for-1 in the first game vs. Brigham Young University-Hawaii ---
While initially starting the regular season on the disabled list, Lynn returns to practice and is able to travel with the team and participate in the second American Tour of the Dutch Team in May and June ---
After being treated intensively by the team's physical therapist Rob Oskam, Lynn returns to action on June 1 in the fourth and final game vs. Philadelphia Force, goes 1-for-1 and is being hit by a pitch twice ---
On June 13, she delivers a pinch-hit single in the second game vs. Rockford Thunder ---
Unfortunately, Lynn re-injures her knee and is unable to play in the remaining four games of the trip ---
After coming home, before the start of the Holland Tour, Lynn is therefore released from the team ---
Nevertheless, despite missing the opportunity to participate in the Olympic Games, Lynn travels to Beijing to see her teammates play in Beijing ---
Due to her injury, Lynn plays in only 19 games in the regular season for Sparks Haarlem, but she participates in the CupWinners Cup in Italy.
2007 --- On May 28, Lynn is 2-for-3 with a double, scores twice and has two RBI's in a 15-0 win vs. Greece during the European Championships in Amsterdam (Netherlands) ---
Two days later, she triples and scores in an 11-0 shutout vs. Austria ---
On May 31, Lynn delivers two basehits, including an RBI-single which gives the Dutch team a 4-2 lead in an eventual 4-3 win vs. Italy ---
The next day, Lynn singles in the lone run in an 8-1 loss in the first semi-final vs. Italy ---
On June 14, she is 2-for-3 and scores a run in an 8-2 victory vs. Greece during the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Staranzano (Italy) ---
On June 16, in the final against Italy, Lynn singles and makes what is probably the most important catch in her career. With the Dutch team leading 3-2 in the eighth inning and runners on first and third base and two outs, Lynn, playing at second base, caught a line drive, which ended the game and secured the qualification for the Olympic Games in Beijing ---
In the regular season, Lynn hits .381 ---
For the eleventh time, Lynn participates in an European Cup Tournament. In Haarlem, Sparks finishes in third place.
2006 --- With the Dutch National Team, Lynn participates in the Canada Cup, the World Championships in Beijing (China) and the Japan Cup in Yokohama ---
Lynn's batting average improves again, as she hits .333, scores 23 runs and has 17 RBI's in the regular season ---
With Sparks, Lynn finishes again in second place on the European Cup Tournament.
2005 --- Lynn closes the season with Sparks Haarlem with a .284 average, scores 21 runs and had 15 RBI's ---
On the European Cup Tournament, Sparks finishes in second place.
2004 --- With Sparks Haarlem, Lynn scores 18 runs and homers once ---
In Viladecans (Spain), Lynn and Sparks again win the European Cup.
2003 --- Lynn finishes the regular season with her highest career average, .458, but it is also cut short due to a knee injury ---
Another successful event in Italy, as Sparks wins the European Cup in Forlì.
2002 --- In the regular season, Lynn scores 22 runs and hits .282 ---
On the European Cup Tournament, Lynn finishes in second place with Sparks.
2001 --- In Ronchi Dei Legionari (Italy), the site where the Dutch National Team last year qualified for the Olympic Games, Lynn has another success, as Sparks wins the European Cup.
2000 --- In Prague (Czech Republic), Lynn participates again in a CupWinners Cup Tournament with Sparks. The team finishes in fourth place, but her tournament is cut short due to a heavy knee injury.
1999 --- In the regular season, Lynn hits two homeruns and scores 21 runs.
1998 --- In her statistical climb, Lynn this season finishes with a .430 batting average, scores 24 runs and hits three homers.
1997 --- Lynn makes her debut in the Dutch National Softball Team during the international Haarlem Softball Week in the Netherlands ---
Again, Lynn improves her batting average, this year hitting .342, scores 38 runs, has 18 RBI's and hits two homeruns, which lead the league ---
This year, Sparks participates in the European Cup Tournament, finishing in third place.
1996 --- For the first time in her career, Lynn bats above .300, finishing the season with a .307 average and scores 27 runs ---
For the second year in a row, Sparks finishes in second place on the CupWinners Cup Tournament, which is organized on its home site in Haarlem.
1995 --- In the regular season, Lynn bats .286 ---
With Sparks, Lynn participates in the CupWinners Cup in Livorno (Italy), finishing in second place.
1994 --- Lynn plays in her first season with Sparks Haarlem.
1993 --- In her second big league-season, Lynn bats .278 and scores 15 runs.
1992 --- Lynn makes her debut in the Dutch Major League, while playing for DSC '74. In her first year, she appears in 17 games, batting .139.
|LYNN is the daughter of Henk and Titia Geertman and is the sister of Iskemay.|