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Hanna Yu

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2015



Spring 2014
May 2014
May 2014
May 2014

Country: The Netherlands
Height: 5'3 ft
Weight: 108 lbs

Academic and personal information

Hanna Yu was born in the People’s Republic of China. At the age of 1 she was adopted by her Dutch parents and she now lives with her parents, brother and sister in Arnhem. She is a very athletic individual just like her family who are active in many sports. Besides field hockey Hanna Yu loves skiing, horseback riding and playing tennis. In addition  music is one her talents and she participated in the ‘voice kids’ competition while singing and playing the piano.

Hanna Yu has coached junior hockey players and she followed a referee training in 2012. In 2013 she was appointed as ‘ACE ’ referee, which is the top level for junior referees.

Her international interest started at a young age, maybe initiated by a visit to her family in Philadelphia, USA. She loves to make international friends. Therefore she went to an international language course in Sutton Valence, UK, with students coming from all over the world. She was admitted to the highest level. On another trip she visited the International Gmeiner school in Accra, Ghana to get an impression of high school abroad.

Hanna Yu is currently attending the Beekdal Lyceum in Arnhem at the Havo level. From the age of 12 she is following a special sports profile, which brings her additional PE lessons, various types of sport courses and sport camps. Her interests in school subjects are chemistry, physics, biology, English and maths. This year Hanna Yu has chosen to follow an additional subject: sports and society that includes extra PE, a sport camp in Sicily, dietetics, leadership and science of sports and exercise. She also has chosen an additional subject besides the required subjects: Fast Lane English, which will lead to an international certificate comparable to the ‘Cambridge certificate’. She is mentor of first year students at her high-school.

Her goal for studying and playing hockey in the USA is to further develop her hockey talent while representing her college in a competition and to obtain a bachelor degree.

Athletic information

Hanna yu started playing hockey at the age of 7 at A.M.H.C. Upward. During her junior career her game has developed to compete at the  national level of the Netherlands.

Her favorite position in the field is midfield but also the attacking positions suit her very well. Hanna Yu is well known for her excellent technical skills, speed and overview. She excels in assisting the goalgetter. In addition she has leadership skills and was captain of her team when they achieved the championship in the top class.

This year she plays with her team at the national level. She is often asked to play with teams an age group higher and she also plays for the women’s team.

Hanna Yu frequently attended hockey summer camps to improve and in one camp she was appointed as the best player. She loves to compete in hockey tournaments, like a tournament in Paris with her team in 2010.