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Venezuela Intern. Series (Puerto Ordaz/Barinas) & World Championship (Caracas, Venezuela)

Players entertain the spectators with a dance during a rain delay in Caracas

Players sign autographs after a game in Caracas
Left: Solange Starrenburg, Saskia Kosterink, Fabienne van Uden and Britt Vonk
Right: Meike Witteveen, Virginie Anneveld, Nadine Marinus and Lindsey Meadows

Left: Dutch Ambassador Hans van Vloten Dissevelt and his staff attend a game in Caracas
Right: Lindsey Meadows, Merel Oosterveld (both back row), Meike Witteveen
and Virginie Anneveld meet Venezuelan children after a game in Caracas

Left: Britt Vonk is interviewed in Puerto Ordaz
Right: Venezuelan TV interviews Fabienne van Uden and Chantal Versluis at Caracas Airport

Left: A cameraman tapes Nathalie Timmermans and Virginie Anneveld
Right: Rebecca Soumeru gives an interview for Venezuelan TV (both photos in Puerto Ordaz)

Left: Camera crews await the Dutch Team at the airport in Puerto Ordaz
Right: Head Coach Craig Montvidas interviewed by a Venezuelan reporter

Holland Tour

Head Coach Craig Montvidas and Pitcher Rebecca Soumeru
being interviewed in Alkmaar by a radio-reporter from RTV-Noord Holland

Players of the Dutch National Team and Dutch Juniors pose with players of Birds

The Dutch National Team poses with participants of a clinic at Olympia Haarlem

Rebecca Soumeru shows her pitching for an Antillian TV-show


Left: Britt Vonk interviewed by Karel Leeuwangh of Look TV (Indoor Cup, Schiedam, January)
Right: Head Coach Craig Montvidas interviewed by Shari Kilian of KidsWeek
(Right To Play Future Stars Tournament, Amsterdam, February)



Left: The Dutch Team conducts a clinic for employees of the ING Bank in November
Right: Head Coach Craig Montvidas poses for photographer Richard Mouw of De Telegraaf newspaper

Players Rebecca Soumeru, Anne Blaauwgeers, Petra van Heijst and Saskia Kosterink
participate in a happening of Right To Play and the Netherlands Olympic Committee in September
on National Sports Center Papendal and are joined by NOC*NSF President Erica Terpstra,
Olympic Mascot Champy and Right To Play Director Matthijs Huizing

Left: Head Coach Craig Montvidas, Rebecca Soumeru and Saskia Kosterink visited
the Japanese School of Amsterdam in April
Right: The Dutch Team becomes ambassador of Right To Play in June. On the photo,
Team Captains Rebecca Soumeru, Petra van Heijst and Saskia Kosterink and Head Coach Craig Montvidas
pose with Matthijs Huizing (Director) and Michel van Keulen of Right To Play

European Championships, Valencia (Spain)

After winning the European title, the team is awaited back home at Schiphol Airport by photographers
Here, the team poses for Emiel van Lint of De Telegraaf newspaper

Left: Italian photographer Franco Bagattini at work in Valencia
Right: Karin Tuk and Solange Starrenburg pose with Spanish fans

The Dutch players thank their fans after winning another game in Valencia

Left: Rebecca Soumeru talks with a reporter by phone
Right: And so does Head Coach Craig Montvidas

World Cup of Softball, Oklahoma City (USA)

Left & Right: Cameramen of ESPN at work to cover the games in Oklahoma City

Left: A softball-fan gets a signature from Petra van Heijst
Right: And other fans get one from Head Coach Craig Montvidas

Left: Players pose with young fans in Oklahoma City
Right: Areke Spel is surrounded by young fans for an autograph

Left: Athlete Ambassador Saskia Kosterink addresses the crowd for the BackSoftball-campaign
Right: Head Coach Craig Montvidas interviewed by James Corley (The Oklahoman newspaper)

Left: Head Coach Craig Montvidas is ready for an ESPN-interview
Right: Craig Montvidas being interviewed by Gary Leland of Fastpitch.tv

ESPN-commentators Eric Collins and Michelle Smith,
who covered the games during the World Cup of Softball

Canada Cup, Surrey (Canada)

Left: Saskia Kosterink poses for a photographer of De Volkskrant newspaper before departure
Right: As Athlete Ambassador, Saskia Kosterink and Danielle Stewart (Australia) address
the spectators for the BackSoftball-campaign with ISF Vice-President Dale McMann (Canada)

Holland Tour (Netherlands)

Left: The team poses with participants in a clinic in Haarlem
Right: Nathalie Gosewehr and Femke van Dusschoten pose with a young softball-player

Left: Saskia Kosterink is interviewed by Onno Hansum of sport.nl (website of the NOC*NSF)
Right: Solange Starrenburg interviewed by Peter van der Aart of the Haarlems Daglad newspaper

Photos Left Top to Bottom:
* Virginie Anneveld gives signatures in Oklahoma City
* Britt Vonk also signs during the World Cup of Softball
* The Dutch players applaud the spectators after completion of the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City
* Chantal Versluis signs an autograph in Oklahoma City
* One of the eight ESPN-camera's that covered the games in Oklahoma City
* Chantal Versluis poses with youth players in Zoetermeer
* The team is briefed on media relations by Theo Plasschaert, radio-reporter of NOS Langs de Lijn
* Rebecca Soumeru, Saskia Kosterink and Nathalie Timmermans pose in Oldenzaal
* Head Coach Craig Montvidas being interviewed by sport.nl, the site of the NOC*NSF


Olympic Games, Beijing (China)

Left: NOS TV-commentator Frank Snoeks at work in Beijing
Right: KNBSB-Boardmember André van Overbeek interviewed by NOS Radio-reporter Theo Plasschaert

Britt Vonk (left) signs an autograph and Sandra Gouverneur
poses for a photo after a game in Beijing

Left: Saskia Kosterink signs a shirt of a Chinese fan
Right: Ronald Boot (left) and Frank Snoeks, who covered the team for NOS-Radio and NOS-TV

Japan Tour

Players Rebecca Soumeru and Judith van Kampen, Business Manager Caroline Theunissen,
Physical Therapist Rob Oskam and Coach Rob Walgien pose for photos of fans of
the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Kleenex Miyagi Stadium in Sendai

Marjan Smit, Ellen Venker and Daisy de Peinder pose for a photo taken by a Japanese TV-reporter

Left: The players give autographs to students in Sendai
Right: Daisy de Peinder (left) and Saskia Kosterink during a press conference in Japan

TV Camera-crews at work during the game vs. Japan in Sendai

American Tour II, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio

Kristi de Vries with some of her pitching-students in Ohio

Rebecca Soumeru (left), Petra van Heijst (center) and Noémi Boekel give autographs in Illinois

Left: Marloes Fellinger, Britt Vonk and Dana Horeman sign autographs after a game in Pennsylvania
Right: Local news-cameramen taping a game vs. Rockford Thunder in Roscoe (Illinois)

Left: A cameraman at work during a game vs. Philadelphia Force in Allentown (Pennsylvania)
Right: Petra van Heijst and Marjan Smit with Philadelphia mascot Belle

American Tour I, California/Hawaii

Left: Head Coach Liz Kelly and KNBSB Delegate André van Overbeek with Douglas J. Engmann (left),
the Honorary Consul of the Netherlands, and Pat Gallagher (right), President of
Giants Enterprises of the San Francisco Giants
Judith van Kampen, Anouk Mels, Noémi Boekel, Petra van Heijst and Kristi de Vries
with Pat Gallagher of the San Francisco Giants


Noémi Boekel and Coach Rob Walgien interviewed by Edward Dekker of Radio Baseball Week,
the radio-station of the Haarlem Baseball Week in the Netherlands

Photos Left Top to Bottom:
* Rebecca Soumeru (31) and Petra van Heijst (12) talk with the press during the Beijing Olympics
* Head Coach Liz Kelly answers questions after a game in Japan
* Anouk Mels being interviewed by a newspaper-reporter in the USA
* Marloes Fellinger talks to a reporter of Dutch KRO-Radio

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Last Update: December 29, 2010
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