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TEAM COMPOSITION


 NED / Netherlands

 
Team manager Hans Seubring
Coach Edwin Benne
Assistant coach Arnold van Ree
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 86 365 350 ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle
  2   Yannick Van Harskamp van Harskamp 02.04.1986 190 88 335 316 Topvolley Precura Antwerpen
  3 Daan Van Haarlem van Haarlem 15.03.1989 198 89 332 323 Prefaxis Menen
  4   Thijs Ter Horst ter Horst 18.09.1991 204 94 364 344 Copra Elior Piacenza
  5 Jelte Maan Maan 19.03.1986 190 86 343 330 Noliko Maaseik
  6   Humphrey Krolis Krolis 13.07.1984 194 93 340 320 Coserplast Openet Matera
  L 7 Gijs Jorna Jorna 30.05.1989 196 85 340 310 Topvolley Precura Antwerpen
  8   Bas Van Bemmelen van Bemmelen 18.08.1989 207 92 350 336 Topvolley Precura Antwerpen
  9 Ewoud Gommans Gommans 17.11.1990 202 89 340 320 AS Cannes
  10   Jeroen Rauwerdink Rauwerdink 13.09.1985 200 92 350 320 Andreoli Latina
  C 11 Dick Kooy Kooy 03.12.1987 202 80 360 340 ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle
  12   Wytze Kooistra Kooistra 03.06.1982 209 102 360 350 Olympiakos
  13 Maarten Van Garderen Van Garderen 24.01.1990 200 88 359 338 Caffé Aiello Corigliano
  14   Niels Klapwijk Klapwijk 19.09.1985 200 89 350 320 Besiktas
  15 Thomas Koelewijn Koelewijn 18.12.1988 206 100 360 350 Topvolley Precura Antwerpen
  16   Robin Overbeeke Overbeeke 21.03.1989 198 92 347 328 Euphony Asse-Lennik
  17 Michael Parkinson Parkinson 23.11.1991 203 98 365 350 Noliko Maaseik
  18   Robbert Andringa Andringa 28.04.1990 192 85 330 310 Euphony Asse Lennik
  19 Dirk Sparidans Sparidans 05.03.1989 181 86 326 300 Euphony Asse Lennik
  20   Jasper Diefenbach Diefenbach 17.03.1988 195 90 345 330 Euphony Asse Lennik
  21 Hidde Boswinkel Boswinkel 30.03.1995 202 100 343 322 Talentteam Papendal-Arnhem
  22   Nico Freriks Freriks 22.12.1981 193 87 332 314 Paykan Tehran
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Netherlands ended a three-year absence from the World League last year. They took 14th place but were highly unlucky to miss out on the final round, finishing narrowly behind Canada in their pool. Coach Edwin Benne started to rebuild his team in 2011 following their fifth-place finish in the European League. His work bore fruit with the Oranje’s return to the World League stage, for which they qualified through their victory in the 2012 European League. Their last two appearances in the World League in 2009 and 2010 came after a six-year absence. The 2009 campaign, in which they finished 12th, proved a good learning experience for a young side who showed the benefits in their solid performances the following year.

The Netherlands have a rich history in men’s volleyball. Most notably, they won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games after having won the World League that same year. They have taken two silver medals and two bronzes in the European Championship along with a gold won on home soil in Eindhoven in 1997. The Dutch also have silver medals from the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games and the 1994 World Championship in their trophy cabinet.

Coach profile

Edwin Benne is a two-time Olympian as a player. He won silver with the Dutch national team at Barcelona 1992 and also represented the Netherlands at Seoul 1988. He played 382 international matches before turning to coaching. He began working with Holland’s women’s team as an assistant coach in 2008 and two years later took charge of the junior men’s side. He was appointed head coach of the country’s men’s team in 2011 and led them to the European League title the next year. At club level, he won the German women’s championship in 2009 and two years later guided DJK Augsburg to promotion to the Bundesliga. He also coached teams in the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.