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# 00 - Malou van Dusschoten - pitcher / 1st base
BirthdateMarch 18, 1990
BirthplaceHaarlem (Netherlands)
ResidenceHaarlem (Netherlands)
StudyStudy Social Pedagogics
Height1,75 m
Weight70 kg
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
Positionpitcher / 1st base


Dutch National TeamOctober 2009-August 2010
Games Dutch National Team0
Dutch National Junior Team2007-2009


ClubsKinheim (Haarlem, 1996-2006)
Onze Gezellen (Haarlem, 2007-2008)
Alcmaria Victrix (Alkmaar, 2009-2012)
Florida State College (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Jan.-March 2011)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, current)
(Dutch Major League: 2011-current)
...Tournaments Participated In...
with Onze Gezellen
2007 - Trip to Florida (USA)

with Alcmaria Victrix
2010 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Neth.)
2012 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Neth.)
International Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

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

Dutch Junior Softball Team
2007 - Kingdom Games (The Hague, Netherlands)
2008 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships (Deggendorf, Germany)
2010 - Right To Play Future Stars Tourn. (Team Orange) (Amsterdam, Neth.) (fill-in player)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team Under 23
2009 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)

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

...Awards...
While playing for Kinheim, award for Most Stolen Bases
when the team won the Dutch title in 2005

Miscellaneous
When did you start with softball?When I was 7 years old
Why did you start playing softball?Because both my parents played baseball or softball and my brother
started I always watched the games of my brother
What was your first club?Kinheim in Haarlem, we lived opposite the field
Biggest AccomplishmentsBecoming European Champion in Germany with the Dutch Juniors
Biggest blunderForgot to bring my softball-shoes to the Championships in Germany
Which persons do you most admire?My sister
Which persons would you like to meet?Jennie Finch and Channing Tatum
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Channing Tatum, Queen Beatrix and Barack Obama
Dreamjob?Becoming rich with softball
From who did you learn the most?From my father and several pitching coaches
Biggest turn-off?People who lie or are arrogant
Talent you wish you had?Being able to speak all languages fluently
PetsA dog
Exotic pet you would like to have?Tiger
Hobbies or InterestsShopping, watching 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?A lot......
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Because it is a known sport worldwide, it is very big in America, so it has
to come back, therefore it will become more known in the Netherlands
Describe your playing styleI don't like losing, I want to win. Serious and concentrated,
but I also like a joke now and then
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieThe Notebook, Save the Last Dance, Step Up
ActorChanning Tatum
ActressJulia Roberts
TV ChannelMTV
TV ShowThe King of Queens, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Hills
TV Sports ShowNOS Studio Sport
TV PersonalityGordon and Gerard Joling
Radio ChannelWild FM
Radio ShowWild 6 @ 6
Radio PersonalityJos Eggink
Music GenreR&B and HipHop
Singer (male)Ne-Yo
Singer (female)Alicia Keys
Group / Band etc.Krezip
Song'Sweet Goodbyes' by Krezip
Vacation Spot / CountryGreece and Spain
FoodPizza
DrinkSpa Fruit
AnimalDogs
NewspaperHaarlems Dagblad (I mostly read the sports section)
Book'Terug naar de kust' by Saskia Noort
MagazineCosmopolitan
Internet SitesHyves.nl
Sport (besides softball)Basketball, baseball
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Skating and swimming
(Professional) Sports TeamAjax
Athlete (male)Sven Kramer
Athlete (female)Ireen Wüst
Softball PlayerJennie Finch
Career
2012 --- This season, Maloy hits two basehits in 21 at bats for Alcmaria Victrix, scores five runs and has two runs batted in, while being 5-3 with a 4.20 ERA as a pitcher in 17 games (12 starts) with 26 strikeouts in 41 2/3 inning --- With Alcmaria Victrix, Malou reaches the Holland Series, but she doesn't pitch during the Play-Offs and Holland Series in which the team celebrates the first Dutch championship in club-history --- After completion of the season, Malou decides to play for Terrasvogels in the 2013 season.
2011 --- On January 5, Malou and Alcmaria-teammate Jessie van Aalst fly to the USA for their first season at Florida State College in Jacksonville --- Two months later, Malou ends her study and playing in Florida and returns home --- While playing in Florida, Malou appears in six games, including five as a pitcher and strikes out 16 batters in 17 innings --- On May 15, Malou is one of 15 players that compile the Holland All Stars for the first double-header of the Holland Tour vs. the Dutch National Team at De Bilt --- On April 16, the second game of a double-header vs. Olympia Haarlem, Malou makes her debut in the Dutch big league --- In her first season on the highest level, Malou throws in 16 games for Alcmaria Victrix. She finishes the season with a 6-2 record and strikes out 27 batters in 50 2/3 inning. Offensively, she hits .133 with two RBI's.
2010 --- In January, Malou participates with the National squad (playing for Team Blue) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands) with her team finishing in second place --- On January 18, Malou is one of five players to be cut from the active roster, but she remains eligible for future considerations and will be an Alternate for the 2010 season --- On February 7, Malou is a fill-in player for Team Orange, one of the Dutch Junior Softball Teams that participates in the Right To Play Future Stars Tournament in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
2009 --- After having played for First Divisionist Onze Gezellen, Malou this year plays for Alcmaria Victrix, which also plays in the First Division --- In October, Malou 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 Malou joins the team on November 1.
2008 --- This year, Malou again is a member of the Dutch Junior Softball Team, which this time wins the European title at the European Championships in Deggendorf (Germany).
2007 --- Malou gets her first international experiences when she participates with the Dutch Junior Softball Team in the Kingdom Games, the bi-annual sports event for young athletes from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Family
MALOU is the daughter of Frans and Anita van Dusschoten and has one brother, Mathijs (who plays baseball at Sparks Haarlem), and one sister, Femke, who played for Terrasvogels in 2009-2010 and currently plays for Alcmaria Victrix and is a member of the Dutch National Softball Team since 2009.
Father Frans has played baseball for Kinheim in Haarlem and was the Head Coach of the softball-team of Onze Gezellen in the First Division until the 2008 season.
Mother Anita played softball in the Dutch big league for DSS and Bloemendaal (1977-1983).

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