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# 31 - Rebecca Soumeru - pitcher
BirthdateDecember 22, 1981
BirthplaceSteinheim (Germany)
ResidenceHaarlem (Netherlands)
OcccupationSecretary at Aims Business Consultants B.V.
Height1,70 m
Weight54 kg
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
Positionpitcher


Dutch National Team2001-current
Games Dutch National Team97
Dutch National Junior Team1998-2000


ClubsRun '71 (Oldenzaal, 1996-2000)
Sparks Haarlem (Haarlem, 2001-2005; 2007-current)
Macerata (Macerata, Italy, 2006)
(Dutch Major League: 2001-2005; 2007-current)
Tournaments participated in | Awards | Career | Family





















...Tournaments Participated In...
with Sparks Haarlem
European Cup
2002 (Macerata, Italy), 2003 (Forlě, Italy), 2004 (Viladecans, Spain)
2005 (Macerata, Italy), 2007 (Haarlem, Netherlands), 2011 (Caserta, Italy),
2012 (Enschede, Netherlands), 2013 (Prague, Czech Republic)
Cup Winners Cup
2001 (Ronchi Dei Legionari, Italy), 2008 (Bollate, Italy)
2009 (Parma, Italy), 2010 (Haarlem, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 (Enschede, Netherlands)
2010 - International Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2012 - International Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2013 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Macerata
2006 - European Cup (Bollate, Italy)

with Tex Town Tigers
2007 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands) (guest-player)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
1998 - European Championships Juniors (Prague, Czech Republic)
2000 - Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships Juniors (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2001 - Disney Fastpitch Festival (Orlando, USA)
International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
Three Nations Cup (Canada)
European Championships (Prague, Czech Republic)
2002 - International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2003 - Hillenbrand Invitational Tournament (Tempe, Arizona, USA)
International Jan van Bakel Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Macerata/Cupramontana, Italy)
European Championships (Caronno Pertusella/Saronno, Italy)
2004 - Coppa BSC Legnano Amga Tournament (Legnano, Italy)
Torneo Internationale Softball Cittŕ di Legnano (Legnano, Italy)
5-game series vs. Greece (Almere/Bussum/Santpoort/Haarlem, Neth.)
ISF Prague Cup (Prague, Czech Republic)
World University Games (Plant City, Florida, USA)
2005 - Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
European Championships (Prague, Czech Rep.)
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)
Holland Tour (Santpoort/Groningen/Oldenzaal, Netherlands)
Tri-Nation Exhibition Series (Sendai, Japan)
Olympic Games (Beijing, China)
2009 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA)
European Championships (Valencia, Spain)
2010 - International Indoor Cup (Team White) (Schiedam, Neth.)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Venezuela International Series (Puerto Ordaz/Barinas, Venezuela)
World Championship (Caracas, Venezuela)
2011 - American Tour (Florida/Tennessee, USA)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia (Bollate, Italy)
Games vs. Argentina (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
European Championship (Ronchi dei Legionari/Staranzano, Italy)
2012 - American Tour (Tennessee/Florida, USA)
World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA)
Seattle Series (Seattle, USA)
World Championship (Whitehorse, Canada)
2013 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
European Championship (Prague, Czech Republic)
2014 - USA Tour I (various sites, Florida, USA)

...Awards...
1998 - Best Pitcher, European Championships Juniors
2000 - Best Pitcher, Apeldoorn Softball Series
Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy (Most Talented Dutch Youth Player)
2002 - Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2004 - Most Valuable Player, Dutch Major League
Egbert van der Sluis Memorial Trophy (Best Dutch International under 23)
Nomination Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2005 - Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2008 - Nomination Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2009 - Award of Merit by Dutch Federation KNBSB
Best Pitcher, European Championships
2010 - Best Pitcher, International Indoor Cup
2013 - Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League

Career
2013 --- On June 27, Rebecca is one of the 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in the Czech Republic --- In Prague, Rebecca participates in the seventh European Championship in her international career --- In the regular season, on May 18, Rebecca throws a 4-inning No-Hitter with four strikeouts in the opener of a double-header vs. Terrasvogels --- She has one of her best seasons in the circle, setting a personal high by going 21-0 and throwing 21 complete games in the regular seasons. She strikes out 102 in 113 innings and walks only 12 batters, while finishing with a league-best 1.12 ERA --- Her 21 wins is the most in the league, which she shares with teammate Kirsten Scheele --- In the Holland Series, Rebecca suffers her first loss of the season vs. Terrasvogels, which wins the Dutch championship --- In October, Rebecca is one of 23 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2014 season --- On December 7, Rebecca is named Best Pitcher of the Dutch league for the third time in her career.
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2012 --- In March, Rebecca participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Tennessee and Florida --- On June 8, Rebecca is one of 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for participation in the World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA), a series of games in Seattle (USA) and the World Championship in Whitehorse (Canada) --- On June 29, Rebecca strikes out two and throws two innings to earn a save in the second game of the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City against Brazil --- On July 7, Rebecca is the starting and winning pitcher, striking out seven batters in five innings in the fourth exhibition game against Washington LadyHawks Gold during a training camp in Seattle --- On July 15, Rebecca strikes out five in five innings, being the starting and winning pitcher in a 9-2 win against the Czech Republic in the third game of the World Championship in Whitehorse (Canada) --- On July 20, Rebecca earns a save, throwing the final two innings in a 4-3 Play-Off win against Chinese Taipei in the eighth game of the Championship --- In the regular season, Rebecca pitches in 16 games and finishes with a 12-1 record, an 1.44 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 73 innings --- With Sparks Haarlem, she reaches the Holland Series again, but then the team is dethroned by Alcmaria Victrix --- In October, Rebecca is one of 31 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2013 season.
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2011 --- In March, Rebecca participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Florida and Tennessee --- On March 10, Rebecca throws a complete game and pitches eight innings, striking out eleven batters, to become the winning pitcher vs. St. Joseph's University --- On March 12, Rebecca throws out the ceremonial first pitch and represents the Dutch Team before the start of the Major League Baseball Spring Training Game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays, becoming the first Dutch citizen to have such an honor --- On March 13, Rebecca is the starting and winning pitcher vs. the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay --- On May 15, Rebecca starts the second game of the Holland Tour vs. Holland All Stars at De Bilt and strikes out four in three innings to be the winning pitcher --- In June, Rebecca participates with the Dutch National Team in the Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia in Bollate (Italy) and therefore is a member of the team when it plays the 100th game in history against Italy on June 2 --- On July 3, in the second game of a double-header (which was part of the Holland Tour) against the National Team of Argentina, Rebecca strikes out three batters and throw the last two innings in relief --- On July 13, Rebecca is one of the 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in Italy --- On August 2, Rebecca throws a 3-inning Perfect Game with seven strikeouts vs. Denmark on Day 3 of the European Championship in Italy, which is the sixth EC in which Rebecca participates --- On August 4, she throws a complete game 5-hitter with six strikeouts vs. Russia --- On August 6, Rebecca comes on in relief during the final vs. Italy, but gives up two runs and is relieved herself --- Later in August, Rebecca participates with Sparks Haarlem in the European Cup-tournament in Caserta (Italy), which is her eleventh in her career --- In the regular season, Rebecca is 6-0, throwing in 10 games in which she strikes out 37 batters in 48 1/3 inning and finishes with an 0.72 ERA --- In October, Rebecca is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2012 season.
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2010 --- In January, Rebecca participates with the National squad (playing for Team White) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands). Her team finishes in third place and Rebecca is named Best Pitcher of the event --- On January 18, Rebecca is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster for this years World Championships --- On May 23, Rebecca is the winning pitcher in relief in the second game vs. the Foreign All Star Team --- On May 26, Rebecca is one of 16 players who is named to the final roster for the World Championship in Venezuela --- On June 26, Rebecca plays in her 75th official international game for the Dutch National Softball Team, throwing two innings in relief against Argentina during the World Championship in Venezuela --- In August, Rebecca participates in the Cup Winners Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) with Sparks Haarlem, which wins the Cup after a come-from-behind victory in the last inning, scoring six runs to win 7-6 --- In the regular season, Rebecca plays in 28 games for Sparks Haarlem and hits .283 with 17 basehits, 12 runs scored and six RBI's. As a pitcher, Rebecca throws in only seven games and is 4-0, while striking out 16 batters in 25 innings. This season, Rebecca also plays several games at third base or in the outfield --- On October 31, Rebecca is one of 24 players to be named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2011 season.
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2009 --- On March 28, the Dutch Federation (KNBSB) honors Rebecca with the Award of Merit and decorates her on September 13 in Amsterdam before the start of the World Championship Baseball game between the Netherlands and Korea --- On April 8, Rebecca, Saskia Kosterink and Head Coach Craig Montvidas, accompanied by Team Manager Paul Boonstra and Media Officer Marco Stoovelaar, participate in a softball lecture at the Japanese School of Amsterdam --- After being recovered from an injury, Rebecca makes her first appearance in the Holland Tour on May 27 pitching in the second game against the Foreign All Stars --- On May 27, Rebecca is one of the 17 players who is named to the final roster for the Dutch National Team to participate in this years international events --- On May 31, Rebecca is elected one of the three captain's of the team by the players, the others being Petra van Heijst and Saskia Kosterink --- On June 10, Rebecca starts the second game of the double-header against the Foreign All Star Team, strikes out three, gives up three hits and is the winning pitcher --- Four days later, on June 14, Rebecca starts the opener of another double-header against the Foreign All Stars and is the winning pitcher again --- On June 17, Rebecca and Kirsten Scheele throw a combined No-Hitter in Game Two of the double-header vs. Kansas Express USA --- On June 27, Rebecca combines with Dagmar Bloeming on an one-hitter in the Holland Tour's closing game vs. the Former Nationals --- On July 6, Rebecca throws a complete game, strikes out six and gives up only four hits in the first victory vs. Venezuela, during the Canada Cup --- On July 9, Rebecca takes a No-Hit ShutOut into the sixth inning in the second game vs. Australia during the Canada Cup, but then ends up as the losing pitcher giving up two hits in the seventh inning, resulting in the lone Australian run --- On July 20, Rebecca is the winning pitcher, throws a complete game and has a 4-hitter in the second game vs. Italy during the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City --- On July 25, Rebecca combines with Dagmar Bloeming, Kirsten Scheele and Femke van Dusschoten in a 7-inning No-Hitter in an exhibition game vs. Great Britain prior the European Championships in Valencia --- On July 28, Rebecca throws a 5-inning 2-hitter and is the winning pitcher in the game vs. Russia during the European Championships --- On July 30, Rebecca throws 8 innings and is the winning pitcher in the game vs. Italy during the European Championships --- On July 31, Rebecca strikes out eight batters and throws a 3-hitter in the semi-final of European Championships vs. Great Britain --- On August 1, Rebecca is a member of the Dutch Team which brings the European title back to the Netherlands for the first time in 19 years --- After completion of the European Championships, Rebecca is named Best Pitcher of the tournament --- Two weeks later, Rebecca participates with Sparks Haarlem in the CupWinners Cup Tournament in Parma (Italy), which is her eighth European Cup-event --- On September 2, Rebecca, Anne Blaauwgeers, Petra van Heijst and Saskia Kosterink, accompanied by Head Coach Craig Montvidas and Media Officer Marco Stoovelaar, travel to Papendal to participate in the final of a fundraising for Right To Play --- In the regular season, Rebecca misses the first part due to an injury, but finishes with a 4-0 record, two saves, an 0.98 ERA, striking out 24 batters in 28 2/3 inning.
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2008 --- On March 2, Rebecca throws a complete game 3-hit shutout and strikes out nine in the second game vs. Chaminade University of Honolulu during the first American Tour of the Dutch National Team, which is part of the preparations for the Olympic Games in Beijing --- On March 6, she wins in relief, throwing three innings in the game vs. the University of Washington during the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament in Honolulu --- On May 29, Rebecca throws four innings in relief and gives up only two hits in the opening game of the second American Tour vs. Philadelphia Force --- On June 13, she starts and throws three scoreless inning in the second game vs. Rockford Thunder, but then ends up as the losing pitcher, giving up two runs in the fourth --- After not pitching during the Holland Tour, Rebecca is named to the roster for the Olympic Games on July 14 --- On July 27, Rebecca throws four strong innings vs. Japan in the second game of the Tri-Nation Tournament during the Japan Tour. She gives up only two hits, but then gives up two runs in the fifth at bat --- On August 2, she throws two scoreless innings in relief to earn a hold in a 2-1 victory in an exhibition game vs. Tohoku Fukushi University, which closes the trip to Japan --- By entering the opening game of the Olympic Games vs. host China in relief on August 12, Rebecca makes her Olympic debut --- On August 16, she retires eight batters in order after entering in relief, before giving up two doubles in the game vs. Australia --- In the regular season, Rebecca leads her team Sparks Haarlem with a 9-3 record and shares the lead with Judith van Kampen with 69 strikeouts. Her 1.73 ERA is the team's best and second highest in the league. During the CupWinners Cup-tournament with Sparks in Italy, Rebecca throws almost all games, due to sickness of Judith, who comes over a few days later --- After completion of the regular season, Rebecca is nominated for the fourth time for the Best Pitcher Award, which she won in 2002 and 2005 --- On December 11, Rebecca 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.
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2007 --- On May 31, Rebecca is the starter and winner vs. Italy during the European Championships in Amsterdam (Netherlands) --- The next day, she goes the distance and throws a 4-hitter in a 5-0 shutout vs. Russia --- On June 14, Rebecca starts, throws 5-plus innings, but has a no-decision in the 8-2 win vs. Greece on the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Italy --- On June 16, Rebecca takes over the pitching in the fourth inning of the final vs. Italy and gives up only one basehit in 4 1/3 inning to become the winning pitcher, as the Dutch win 3-2 and qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing --- In her return in the Dutch big league, Rebecca is 6-3, has an 1.38 ERA and strikes out 54.
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2006 --- This season, Rebecca plays for Macerata in the Italian softball league. She is one of two Dutch players in the Italian league this season, the other being Sandra Gouverneur, who plays for Nuoro --- With Macerata, Rebecca wins the European Cup in Italy --- On July 4, during the Canada Cup, Rebecca throws a No-Hitter vs. Triple Crown Colorado from the USA in a 7-0 shutout.
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2005 --- Rebecca has another great season, as she finishes with a 19-3 record, an 0.63 ERA and 136 strikeouts --- Her impressive results brings Rebecca her second best pitcher award.
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2004 --- With Sparks Haarlem, Rebecca is 17-5, has a 1.10 ERA and strikes out 99 batters --- After the season, Rebecca is named most valuable player of the Dutch big league --- She also wins the Egbert van der Sluis Memorial Trophy for Best Dutch International under 23 and is nominated for the Best Pitcher Award--- Earlier in the year, Rebecca and Sparks again win the European Cup.
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2003 --- In the season, Rebecca equals her record of last year, 12-1, and lowers her ERA to 0.52 --- In Forlě (Italy), Sparks wins the European Cup.
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2002 --- In the regular season, Rebecca is 12-1 and finishes with an 0.69 ERA --- Her accomplishments result in her being named best pitcher in the Dutch big league.
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2001 --- Rebecca makes her debut in the Dutch Major League, playing for Sparks Haarlem, with a 9-4 record --- She also makes her debut in the Dutch National Team this year --- In Ronchi Dei Legionari (Italy), where she was the winning pitcher in last year's final and Olympic-clincher of the Qualifying Tournament, Rebecca participates in the CupWinners Cup with Sparks, which wins the Cup.
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2000 --- After completion of the international Apeldoorn Softball Series (Netherlands), Rebecca wins the best pitcher trophy --- With the Dutch National Junior Team, she wins teh European title in Enschede (Netherlands) --- After completion of the season, she wins the Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy for Best Dutch Youth Player.
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1998 --- Rebecca is named best pitcher of the European Junior Championships.

Family
REBECCA is the daughter of Robby and Marjo Soumeru and is the sister of Sabrina and Charissa.
Sabrina also played softball in the Dutch Major League for Sparks Haarlem (2002-2007) and in the Dutch National Team (European Championships 1997).

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