Website Dutch National Softball Teams ready for 2011
AMSTERDAM (Netherlands) -
As around the same time last year (the it was January 8), the official website of the Dutch National Women Softball Teams has been given a major update again with all the latest news and developments.
Last year, the coverage on this site has been expanded with coverage of the Dutch National Junior Teams.
In 2011, the coverage of all the Dutch National Softball Teams will continue.
With this newest update, more than 750 items have been added to make the site ready for 2011.
Included herein are 311 new photos and the addition or changes to 257 different pages on this site, plus the addition of 126 new pages.
Amongst the updates are the current prelimary rosters of the Dutch National Team, Dutch Junior Red Team and Dutch Junior White Team, the preliminary schedules for these three teams, additions and changes to the individual pages of players, who were on the rosters since 2008 and the addition of 57 new individual pages, including 52 players and five staff-members.
Currently, there are 114 players on the three current rosters combined.
Since the beginning of last year, all pages that covered the activities of the Dutch National Softball Team were available in both the Dutch and English language.
The pages of the Dutch Junior Teams are in Dutch only at the moment.
Starting with this update, there will be frequent updates again (almost weekly), almost immediately after completion of an activity, like you have been accustomed to since the start of this site in 2008.
Next week, the Dutch National Team will get together again for the first time this year to start their indoor practice sessions in preparation of the European Championship in July/August in Italy.
The newly compiled Dutch Junior Teams started their practice sessions already in November.
Their first activity will be the Indoor Cup in Schiedam on January 14-16, to be followed by the Right To Play Future Stars Tournament in February.
The Junior White-squad prepares for the European Cadets Championship in Belgium in August.
Of course, all information of the previous years remains accessible on this site.
So take your time and look around. The site is ready for 2011!
Numbers of 2010
1 - the ranking of the Dutch National Team in Europe!
3 - the number of players, who made their debut in the Dutch National Team: Kim Donkers, Fabienne van Uden and Lindsey Meadows.
4 - the number of homeruns hit by the Dutch Team during the World Championship in Venezuela (hit by Nathalie Gosewehr, Chantal Versluis, Areke Spel and Solange Starrenburg).
10 - the highest total of runs scored in one game by the Dutch Team and the highest total of strikeouts by pitchers in one game (three times).
15 - the highest total of basehits in one game by the Dutch Team.
16 - the number of international games played by the Dutch Team.
24 - the total number of games played by the Dutch Team.
25 - the number of official international games played in the Dutch Team reached in 2010 by Virginie Anneveld, Meike Witteveen, Dagmar Bloeming, Solange Starrenburg and Nadine Marinus.
32 - the number of games the Dutch Junior Red Team played in the Dutch big league-competition.
35 - the number of stolen bases by the Dutch Team.
37 - the total number of players who played for the Dutch Junior Team in the big league-competition (a league-record).
50 - the number of official international games played in the Dutch Team reached in 2010 by Nathalie Gosewehr and Areke Spel.
75 - the number of official international games played in the Dutch Team reached in 2010 by Rebecca Soumeru.
77 - the number of runs scored by the Dutch National Team.
100 - the number of official international games in the staff of the Dutch Team reached in 2010 by Craig Montvidas (as coach/head coach combined) and Paul Boonstra (as team manager/business manager combined).
114 - the number of players currently on the rosters of the three Dutch National Teams combined.
126 - the total of new pages being added with this update.
135 - the total strikeouts being recorded by the pitchers of the Dutch Team in the 24 games played.
161 - the number of basehits by the Dutch National Team.
311 - the total of new photos being added to this site with this update.
500 - the number of the official international game played vs. South Africa during the World Championship in Venezuela; the Dutch Team now has played 503 official international games since it played its first in 1960.
1870 - the total of kilometers Team Manager Paul Boonstra and Media Officer Marco Stoovelaar drove to get to Vienna for the European Junior Championship and back.
979.638 - the total of hits this site got in the month of August when the Dutch Junior Team participated in the European Junior Championship.
1.610.979 - the total of hits this site got in the month of June when the Dutch Team participated in the World Championship (site-record).
6.320.973 - the total of hits this site got this year (more than 2 million more than in 2009).
14.232.785 - the total of hits this site got since it was launched in February 2008.
Top-3 most visited player-pages Dutch National Team in 2010
1. Rebecca Soumeru, 2. Britt Vonk, 3. Saskia Kosterink.
Top-3 most visited player-pages Dutch Juniors in 2010
1. Kimberly Jones, 2. Cheryl Hiele, 3. NoŽmie Brandjes.
Top-3 most visited pages staff-members Dutch National Teams in 2010
1. Nancy Evans, 2. Craig Montvidas, 3. Marco Stoovelaar.