FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 NED / Netherlands

 
Team manager Theo Hofland
Coach Gido Vermeulen
Assistant coach Ralph Post
2nd assistant coach
Doctor
Physiotherapist Miriam van den Elshout
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Kim Staelens Sterken 07.01.1982 182 78 305 301 Stiinta Bacau
  2   Femke Stoltenborg Stoltenborg 30.07.1991 190 79 305 291 VT Aurubis Hamburg
  3 Yvon Belien Beliën 28.12.1993 188 70 309 292 VC Weert
  4   Celeste Plak Plak 26.10.1995 190 84 323 305 Alterno
  5 Robin De Kruijf De Kruijf 05.05.1991 193 79 317 299 Dresdner SC
  C 6   Maret Grothues Grothues 16.09.1988 180 68 298 285 Lokomotiv Baku
  7 Quinta Steenbergen Steenbergen 02.04.1985 189 74 312 299 Schweriner SC
  8   Judith Pietersen Pietersen 03.07.1989 188 73 306 291 Dresdner SC
  L 9 Myrthe Schoot Schoot 29.08.1988 184 69 289 280 Dresdner SC
  10   Lonneke Slöetjes Sloetjes 15.11.1990 192 76 315 298 USC Munster
  11 Anne Buijs Buijs 02.12.1991 191 75 319 300 Schweriner SC
  12   Manon Flier Flier 08.02.1984 192 70 315 301 Azerrail Baku
  13 Flore Gravesteijn Gravesteijn 26.04.1987 188 68 302 290 VDK Gent
  14   Laura Dijkema Dijkema 18.02.1990 184 73 282 270 USC Munster
  16 Kim Renkema Renkema 28.06.1987 179 72 295 282 Riso Scotti Volley Pavia
  17   Moniek Jansen Jansen 26.08.1992 192 86 298 285 Alterno
  18 Lynn Thijssen Thijssen 22.08.1992 187 74 298 284 Sliedrecht Sport
  L 19   Kirsten Knip Knip 14.09.1992 176 73 274 260 Sliedrecht Sport
  L 20 Quirine Oosterveld Oosterveld 05.03.1990 181 71 295 283 Alterno
  21   Esther Van Berkel Van Berkel 31.08.1990 176 68 294 282 Sliedrecht Sport
  22 Inge Molendijk Molendijk 09.12.1992 187 79 298 284 Sliedrecht Sport
  23   Klaske Sikkes Sikkes 07.04.1993 188 74 299 286 VC Sneek
 C = Captain   L = Libero
 
Team profile

In recent years, the Netherlands, who took gold in the 2007 World Grand Prix, have had high hopes in international competitions but have been thwarted in their ambitions by a combination of bad luck and unfortunate circumstances. Their last major success was a silver medal at the 2009 European Championship.

After a disappointing 2011, coach Avital Selinger was replaced temporarily by Bert Goedkoop, who took the Dutch women to the brink of qualification for the London Olympics only to be denied at the final hurdle by Russia at the European qualifier. Goedkoop made way for Gido Vermeulen who moved over from his post as coach of the Spanish women’s team.

Under Vermeulen, the Netherlands qualified for the Final Round of the 2012 European League, where they finished fourth, which booked them a spot in the World Grand Prix for the first time since 2010, and qualified convincingly for this year’s European Championship.

Although their glory days are well behind the Netherlands, members of the gold medal winning team of six years ago - super scorer Manon Flier and star setter Kim Staelens – are still included in the 2013 squad providing hope that the world No. 20 can turn the team in the right direction.

 
Coach profile

Gido Vermeulen, 48, was previously assistant and head coach of the Netherlands before being appointed head coach again in February 2012.

Last year, Vermeulen’s squad reached the final four of the European League, resulting in qualification for the FIVB World Grand Prix. The Dutch women also managed to qualify directly for this year’s European Championship.

In 1998, Vermeulen was head coach of the Netherlands for a short period, combining that with training and coaching the Dutch youth team.

From 1994 to 1998, Vermeulen assisted current technical director of the Netherlands, Bert Goedkoop, when he was head coach. It was one of the team’s most successful periods as they won the 1995 European Championship and finished fifth at the 1996 Olympics.

Prior to his current appointment, Vermeulen spent four years as coach of the Spanish women’s team and has coached club teams in the Netherlands, the United States, Spain and Italy.