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# 6 - Marloes Fellinger - outfield / designated player
BirthdateApril 18, 1982
BirthplaceNaarden (Netherlands)
ResidenceHaarlem (Netherlands)
OccupationAsst. Marketing & Communication
Height1,78 m
Positionoutfield / designated player

Dutch National Team2004; 2006-January 2009
Games Dutch National Team36
Dutch National Junior Team2000

ClubsRun '71 (Oldenzaal, 1994-2001)
Sparks Haarlem (Haarlem, 2002-2010; 2012)
Dutch Major League: 2002-2010; 2012)

Marloes' page as Flex Coach

...Tournaments Participated In...

with Sparks Haarlem
European Cup
2002 (Macerata, Italy), 2003 (Forlì, Italy), 2004 (Viladecans, Spain)
2005 (Macerata, Italy), 2006 (Bollate, Italy), 2007 (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Cup Winners Cup
2008 (Bollate, Italy), 2009 (Parma, Italy), 2010 (Haarlem, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (Enschede, Netherlands)
2010 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
2000 - European Championships Juniors (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2004 - World University Games (Plant City, Florida, USA)
2006 - Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
World Championships (Beijing, China)
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)

with Former Nationals
2009 - Holland Tour (Zoetermeer, Netherlands)

2000 - Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy (Most Talented Dutch Youth Player)
2004 - Best Hitter Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Neth.)
2005 - Most Valuable Player, Holland Series
Best Hitter, European Cup
2009 - Most Valuable Player, Dutch Major League
Most Homeruns, Dutch Major League
When did you start with softball?When I was 12
Why did you start playing softball?Because my girl friends went to play softball and I also liked it
What was your first club?Run '71 in Oldenzaal
Career HighlightsSix times Dutch champion with Sparks; MVP Holland Series 2005
Qualifying for the Olympic Games
Best Hitter European Cup 2005 Macerata
Biggest AccomplishmentsWinning the Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Biggest blunderTelling my secrets in my sleep
Which persons do you most admire?My parents
Which persons would you like to meet?Sven Kramer
Three people you would love to have dinner with?Sven Kramer, Inge de Bruijn, Queen Beatrix
Dreamjob?Working for a big sporting company as marketing manager;
Give softball clinics and earn a lot of money with it
From who did you learn the most?My parents
Biggest turn-off?Doing something I don't like; people who lie
Talent you wish you had?Being able to learn good
PetsMy cat Mini
Exotic pet you would like to have?None
Hobbies or InterestsSports, shopping, going out eating, my friends, working around my house,
just cosy being at home
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
What does the Olympic Games means to you?Everything! I want to give up everything for it!
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Highest reachable for a softball-player
Describe your playing styleWith power, agressive
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieRemember the Titans, Honey, Notting Hill
ActorHugh Grant
ActressJulia Roberts
TV ChannelRTL 4, 5 and 7, SBS 6, Nederland 1, 2 and 3
TV ShowDe Wereld Draait Door, RTL Travel, Deal or No Deal,
Postcode Loterij, 1 tegen 100, Miljoenenjacht
TV Sports ShowHolland Sport, NOS Studio Sport
TV PersonalityMatthijs van Nieuwkerk
Radio ChannelRadio 538, Q-Music, Wild FM
Radio ShowEvers staat op (Radio 538)
Radio PersonalityRuud de Wild, Edwin Evers
Music GenreEverything, except hardcore and hardrock
Singer (male)Justin Timberlake, Alvin Clark, John Legend, Marco Borsato
Singer (female)Jordin Sparks, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse
Group / Band etc.None
SongNo favorite song at the moment
Vacation Spot / CountryCuraçao, Australia, Canada, Italy
FoodPotato omelette, broccoli-meal, pancakes, fish, french fries
DrinkRed Bull, Coca-Cola Zero, Cristal Clear, Tea
AnimalDogs, Cats
NewspaperDe Telegraaf
BookKomt een vrouw bij de dokter by Kluun; Weduwnaar by ....
MagazineStory, Viva, Flair
Internet SitesYahoo.com, softbal.pagina.nl, Grand Slam * Stats & News, Hyves, Google
Sport (besides softball)Tennis, Fitness, Skating
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Volleyball, Track & Field, Tennis, Skating, Hockey
(Professional) Sports TeamThe Dutch Softball Team
Athlete (male)Sven Kramer, Roger Federer
Athlete (female)Inge de Bruijn
Softball PlayerCat Osterman
2012 --- For the third year in a row since announcing her retirement, Marloes plays in some of the games of Sparks Haarlem --- After appearing only in the post-season in 2011, this years she plays in two regular season games and is 0-for-5.
2011 --- In the Play-Offs, Marloes comes out of retirement again to re-join Sparks Haarlem and leads the team with a .571 (4-for-7) batting average and five runs batted in --- Marloes is also with the team during the Holland Series, appearing in all three games and hitting .250.
2010 --- On January 9, Marloes is named Most Valuable Player of the 2009 Dutch big league-season in which she also hit the most homeruns (5) --- After having announced her retirement after completion of the 2009 season, Marloes comes out of retirement in the first week of the regular season and rejoins Sparks Haarlem --- She plays with the team in 10 regular season-games, hits .304 with seven basehits, including four, scores nine runs and has five RBI's --- After the season sends, Marloes again announces her retirement.
2009 --- Before the start of the indoor practice-sessions, Marloes announces in January that she is unable to combine her work with the practice-schedule and withdraws from the team --- On June 15, Marloes is one of the two softball-coordinators, with Daisy de Peinder, during a sports day for employees of Asics in Leiden. Players of the Dutch National Softball Team also assist on this day --- In August, Marloes participates with Sparks Haarlem in the CupWinners Cup Tournament in Parma (Italy), which is her eighth European Cup-event --- In the regular season, Marloes led Sparks Haarlem with a .420 batting average, 31 runs scored, 42 basehits, 5 homeruns, 28 RBI's and 16 walks --- Her batting average was the third highest in the league, while her totals in homeruns, runs scored, total bases and runs batted in led the league this year --- After completion of the season, Marloes announced her retirement --- In October, Marloes is one of five former National Team-players, who is named a so-called Flex Coach for the Dutch National Softball Teams; the five are introduced on November 8 --- However, some weeks later, Marloes has to withdraw, as it is not possible for her to combine coaching with other commitments.
2008 --- Hits 2-for-4, including a homerun and scores twice 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 29, Marloes is 2-for-3 with a double and a homerun, scores twice and has five RBI's in the second game of a double-header vs. Brigham Young University-Hawaii --- Marloes is 3-for-3, including a homerun, scores three runs and has three RBI's in the first game of a double-header vs. Chaminade University of Honolulu --- During the second American Tour, on June 1, in the fourth and final game vs. Philadelphia Force, Marloes is 3-for-4 and scores once in a 5-3 loss --- Marloes has another successful fourth game when playing Rockford Thunder, as she is 2-for-4 and scores a run in a 3-0 victory --- After collecting one basehit the day before, Marloes hits a 2-run homerun in the second game vs. Akron Racers on June 19 --- On June 29, Marloes is 2-for-4, including a triple and scores twice in the opening game of the Holland Tour vs. Terrasvogels --- A week later, on Juny 6, Marloes hits her fifth homerun of the season in the first game vs. the Holland All Stars --- On July 14, Marloes is one of the 15 players being named to the roster for the Olympic Games --- After going hitless during the Japan Tour, Marloes has a dream-debut in her first Olympic game, as she hits a homerun to break a Perfect Game in the opening game of the Olympic Games vs. host China --- The next day, she doubles and scores a run in the game vs. Canada and adds another basehit in the match-up vs. Japan --- Marloes continues her Olympic hitting streak in the fourth game, going 1-for-2 vs. Venezuela, which is the lone Dutch basehit --- After going hitless in the next two games, Marloes is also without a hit in the final game vs. Chinese Taipei, but scores the fourth run in a 4-2 victory --- In the regular season, Marloes bats .323 and collects 31 basehits, including a homerun, playing for Sparks Haarlem, with whom she participates in the CupWinners Cup in Italy in September --- On December 11, Marloes is one of 28 players being named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Team for 2009 and is invited to start practice in January.
2007 --- On June 28, Marloes reaches base three times and scores twice in a 15-0 win vs. Greece during the European Championships in Amsterdam (Netherlands) --- Three days later, she goes 3-for-3, including a double, scores a run and has one RBI when the Dutch beat Great Britain, 3-0 --- On June 1, with team trailing 2-1 against Italy, Marloes doubles in two runs to move the Dutch ahead, then scores herself with was to be the decisive run in a 4-3 victory --- After completion of the European Championships, Marloes travels with the team to Italy for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. However, two days before the event starts, she has to be replaced on the roster, due to an injury. Marloes remains with the squad to support them en route qualification for the Olympics in Beijing --- In the regluar season, she hits .337 and is in the top-3 of her team with 20 runs, 29 hits and 20 RBI's. She leads the team with two homeruns --- In Haarlem (Netherlands), Sparks finishes in third place in the European Cup Tournament.
2006 --- On July 1, against Chinese Taipei, which is the opening game of the Canada Cup Tournament, Marloes makes her debut in the Dutch National Team --- Later in the year, Marloes participates in the World Championships in Beijing (China) --- In the regular season, she bats .426, scores 26 runs and has 21 RBI's for Sparks Haarlem, with whom she wins the third Dutch championship in a row --- On the European Cup Tournament, Sparks finishes in second place.
2005 --- This year, Marloes finishes the season with a .344 average, scores 17 runs and also has 17 RBI's --- During the European Cup-tournament in Macerata (Italy), she is named most valuable player, while the team finishes in second place --- With Sparks Haarlem, she again reaches the Holland Series, which is won for the second year in a row by her team, while Marloes is being named MVP of the Series.
2004 --- In October, Marloes participates in the World University Games in Plant City, Florida (USA) --- Playing for Sparks Haarlem, she finishes the season with a .207 average --- In Viladecans (Spain), Marloes participates again in the European Cup Tournament, which is won for the second year in a row.
2003 --- In the regular season, Marloes hits .355, scores 12 runs and has 20 RBI's --- With Sparks, the Europan Cup Tournament is won in Forlì (Italy).
2002 --- Marloes makes her debut in the Dutch big league, playing for Sparks Haarlem. In her first season, she hits .373, scores 13 runs and has nine RBI's --- With Sparks, she participates in the European Cup Tournament in Macerata (Italy) with the team winning the silver medal.
2000 --- Marloes participates with the Dutch National Junior Team in the European Championships in Enschede (Netherlands), with the Dutch winning the title --- At the end of this season, Marloes, who plays for Run '71, wins the Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy for Most Talented Dutch Youth Player.
MARLOES is the daughter of Harco and Mary Fellinger.
Marloes' partners name is Ernst de Heer.

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