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2009 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship  |  Tijuana & Mexicali, Mexico
16 - 25 July 2009
 
 NED / Netherlands - Team Composition

 
Team manager Marleen Hijlkema
Head coach Appie Krijnsen
Assistant coach Bram Leijssenaar
Doctor To be confirmed
Therapist / trainer Janneke den Butter
Journalist To be confirmed
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Kirsten Knip Knip 14/09/1992 176 73 281 275 Sliedrecht Sport
  2   Judith Blansjaar Blansjaar 23/05/1990 177 73 286 272 TVC Amstelveen
  3 Lonneke Slöetjes Sloetjes 15/11/1990 192 76 322 315 Busto Arsizio
  C 4   Sharon Zuidema Zuidema 13/08/1990 185 72 0 0 TVC Amstelveen
  5 Robin De Kruijf De Kruijf 5/05/1991 193 79 313 300 Piacenza
  6   Anouk Timmer Timmer 27/04/1990 188 68 0 0 HSC Hierden
  7 Laura Dijkema Dijkema 18/02/1990 184 70 293 279 Halkbank Ankara
  8   Kathy Bonsen Bonsen 9/05/1992 186 61 296 280 Halley
  9 Jeanine Stoeten Stoeten 20/11/1991 195 75 0 0 HAN Volleybal
  10   Nicole Koolhaas Koolhaas 31/01/1991 198 77 310 300 Kangasala
  11 Anne Buijs Buijs 2/12/1991 191 75 317 299 Busto Arsizio
  12   Quirine Oosterveld Oosterveld 5/03/1990 181 71 296 288 VV Alterno
  13 Femke Stoltenborg Stoltenborg 30/07/1991 190 79 303 299 Alemannia Aachen
  14   Lynn Thijssen Thijssen 22/08/1992 187 73 298 284 Sliedrecht Sport
  15 Roos van Wijnen v. Wijnen 30/03/1992 174 62 0 0 VC Sneek
  16   Esther Van Berkel Van Berkel 31/08/1990 176 66 301 287 Sliedrecht Sport
  17 Anita de Ridder de Ridder 14/04/1990 168 65 0 0 TFM/DOK Dwingeloo
  18   Kirsten Oude Luttikhuis Oude Luttikhuis 19/06/1992 185 63 294 280 HAN Volleybal
  19 Lea van Rooijen v. Rooijen 21/01/1994 186 77 292 278 Taurus
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

World Qualifications 2009

"Mexico here we come!" were the first words of head coach Appie Krijnsen after the last point in a thrilling match against qualification favorite Russia. It was a historical evening in Moscow on Sunday, May 10. The Dutch girls were loudly cheering, jumping and crying on the court after their surprising qualification for the World Championship.

After quite easily beating Croatia and Greece, The Oranges' final match against Russia was crucial to obtaining a ticket to the World Championship.

The match was a thrilling encounter, with the Netherlands playing high-quality volleyball with attractive rallies and powerful attacks. Both teams had the opportunity of winning the five-set match, but a Russian spike on the first Dutch match point went out of bounds to give the visitors their historic win.

European Championship 2008

In September last year the girls of head coach Appie Krijnsen participated in the 2008 European Championship. This tournament ended in a real disaster for his team, unfortunately. In Foligno, Italy, the Netherlands lost all of its pool matches. Hosts Italy (final rank 1), Turkey (3), Germany (5), Ukraine (8) and Czech Republic (9) all beat the Dutch squad.

The road to Mexico

In comparison with last summer, the team progressed wonderfully on the road to Mexico. Part of the reason for the turnaround was that most of the players became key players with their clubs in the top Dutch league. They also trained extra hard over the winter and the team has grown enormously both mentally and physically.

In June the girls will participate in the Goleniow Cup, which will be held in Poland from June 22-26. The Junior Women's teams from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, China, the United States will also take part in the tournament. It will be a perfect opportunity for these youngsters to see how they compare with the other participants of the World Championship. 

Final rankings World Championships:

1977 - 12

1995 - 5

2003 - 4

Final rankings European Championships:

1966 - 9

1969 – 8

1971 - 8

1973 - 5

1975 – 10

1977 - 9

1979 - 8

1982 - 6

1984 - 6

1986 - 9

1988 - 11

1990 - 11

1992 - 11

1994 - 4

1998 - 8

2002 - 4

2004 - 8

2006 - 9

2008 - 9

Coach profile

Appie Krijnsen was born on April 10th, 1960 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

After his short career as a volleyball player he became a teacher of gymnastics, and for ten years encouraged young people to play volleyball. In 1993 Krijnsen became a full-time volleyball coach after tasting some club success in the Dutch competition.

In addition to his coaching career, he educated young trainers with high potential and wrote some prominent literature for Dutch clubs at each level, including "The Base of Volleyball" and "Volleyball at School." His books and interesting seminars parlayed into international FIVB projects around the world.

As a coach, Krijnsen won the national championship four times with V.B.C. Riom France, Bonduelle/VVC Vught and Piet Zoomers/Dynamo. He also won the national trophy three times in different countries. Other highlights were a fourth-place finish in the Champions League with Piet Zoomers/ Dynamo and three gold-medal winning performances at the Supercup with Bonduelle/VVC Vught.

At the moment Krijnsen is the head coach of the Junior Women's Team and HAN Volleybal, a cooperation between the Dutch Volleyball Federation and the High School of Arnhem and Nijmegen, where potential volleyball players can combine their studies with many hours of volleyball training. These girls - between 15 and 18 years old - live together at the National Sport Centre Papendal. HAN Volleybal is currently playing in the B-League, the second highest competition in the Netherlands. 

Coaching career:
1991 - 1993       TDK/Brevok Breda (men)

 

1993 - 1994       V.B.C. Riom France (women)
                       

1994 - 1998       Bonduelle/VVC Vught (women)

 

1998 - 2000       Piet Zoomers/Dynamo Apeldoorn (men)
                       

2000 - 2002       Amber Antwerpen Belgium (men)
                       

2002 - 2003       National team of Belgium (men)

 

2004 - 2006       D.O.C. Stap Orion (men)

 

2006 - …..        Junior Women’s Team of the Netherlands (women)  

 

2007 - 2008       Plantina Longa (women)         

 

2008 - …..        HAN Volleybal (women)



   
 

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