FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 NED / Netherlands

 
Team manager Jan Koehorst
Coach Edwin Benne
Assistant coach Henk Jan Held
2nd assistant coach
Doctor
Physiotherapist Alexander van Meijbeek
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Nimir Abdel-aziz Nimir 05.02.1992 201 86 356 340 Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo
  2   Nico Freriks Freriks 22.12.1981 193 86 332 314 Moerser SC
  3 Daan van Haarlem van Haarlem 15.03.1989 198 90 332 320 FirmX Orion
  4   Thijs Ter Horst ter Horst 18.09.1991 204 90 360 344 Marmi Lanza Verona
  5 Jelte Maan Maan 19.03.1986 190 83 330 306 Noliko Maaseik
  6   Humphrey Krolis Krolis 13.07.1984 194 93 340 320 Paris Volley
  L 7 Gijs Jorna Jorna 30.05.1989 195 85 340 310 Topvolley Precura Antwerpen
  8   Bas van Bemmelen van Bemmelen 18.08.1989 207 87 350 336 TV Buhl
  9 Ewoud Gommans Gommans 17.11.1990 202 88 340 320 Moerser SC
  10   Jeroen Rauwerdink Rauwerdink 13.09.1985 200 93 350 320 Andreoli Latina
  11 Sjoerd Hoogendoorn Hoogendoorn 17.02.1991 198 85 340 320 Draisma Dynamo
  12   Wytze Kooistra Kooistra 03.06.1982 209 102 360 340 Skry Belchatow
  13 Maarten van Garderen van Garderen 24.01.1990 200 88 359 338 Volley Corigliano
  14   Niels Klapwijk Klapwijk 19.09.1985 200 92 350 320 Vibo Valentia
  15 Thomas Koelewijn Koelewijn 18.12.1988 207 100 360 348 Topvolley Precura Antwerpen
  16   Robin Overbeeke Overbeeke 21.03.1989 197 85 347 328 Euphony Asse-Lennik
  C 17 Johannes Cornelius Bontje Bontje 12.05.1981 206 94 366 340 Jastrzebski Wegiel
  18   Robbert Andringa Andringa 28.04.1990 194 78 330 310 Abiant/Lycurgus
  19 Michael Parkinson Parkinson 23.11.1991 203 90 355 335 Noliko Maaseik
  20   Dick Kooy Kooy 03.12.1987 202 80 360 340 Trenkwalder Modena
  21 Kay van Dijk van Dijk 25.06.1984 215 104 365 355 Exprivia Molfetta
  22   Dirk-Jan van Gendt van Gendt 18.07.1974 185 80 332 313 Topvolley Antwerpen
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Coach Edwin Benne started to rebuild his team in 2011 after the country’s fifth place finish in the European League. After a period of three years, the Dutch team is now back in the World League having qualified for this year’s edition following its win at the 2012 European League, with a selection of young players.

The team made its comeback in 2009 after a six year absence. Finishing 12th in the final ranking in 2009 proved to be a good learning for the young team who went onto win five of the 12 matches in the competition the following year.

The Netherlands has a rich history of men’s volleyball having won gold at the 1996 Olympic Games and the World League in addition to five silver medals and a bronze. They sit ninth of the overall honours ladder behind Russia, Brazil, Italy, Cuba, USA, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Poland.

In 2011 they participated in the European League for the first time in three year though they fell short of making the final four with a fifth place finish.  

 

 
Coach profile

Edwin Benne made his first appearance playing for the Dutch national team in 1984.  His international career spanned nine years, ending in 1993. During this time he received 382 caps, and represented his country in two Olympic Games.

As a club player, Benne played in The Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, France, Japan and Italy. Retiring in 1997, Benne focused on coaching, and became head coach of Omniworld in Holland in 1999. Over the next 10 years, Benne coached various men's and women's teams around Europe. From coaching club teams, he returned to the international stage to become the assistant coach of the national women's team, then to the Dutch men's junior national team.

Benne started his current position of head coach of the men's Dutch national team in 2011 leading them to a winat the 2012 European League and qualification to the 2013 World League.