Emma Lucas Placed


Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2015




Country: The Netherlands
Height:  5'8 ft
Weight:  128 lbs

Personal and academic information


Emma is a 16-year-old girl, who lives in Naarden, which is a town 20 km from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She has two little brothers and comes from a very sportive family. Besides field hockey, Emma loves music, playing soccer and being with her friends. 


Emma has a lot of perseverance, also in school. Emma is in her senior year of high school (VWO, the highest level in The Netherlands), holding a 3.6 GPA, and is expected to graduate in June 2015. Her subjects are: biology, science, mathematics, physics, German, English, Dutch and Greek. Emma is also doing an excellence program for the sciences. In addition Emma participated in multiple exchange programs, one with Poland and one with Germany. Besides her native language (Dutch) she speaks German and English fluently.


She acheived a TOEFL score of 98 and a ACT score of 25.


Emma dreams really big and she will do anything to achieve those dreams. Her love for the English language, the American culture and field hockey make that studying in America and playing for the University field hockey team is now her new big dream. 


Athletic information


Emma started playing field hockey at the age of 6 at the Almeerse Hockey Club until she was 11. Then she moved to Naarden and she is now playing for Hockey Club Naarden for almost 5 years. Emma has always been playing as midfielder at the highest teams of both clubs.  She currently captain of her team and one of the key players playing at the 2nd highest junior level in The Netherlands.


In 2013, Emma was trained by Allison Annan (coach from the Dutch National Team and best player of the world in 1998 and 2000) and Leiah Brigitha (player from the Dutch National Team). Next year she will be trained and coached by Kenny Bain (Scottish international), who is also willing to give a reference about Emma’s hockey skills.


An overview of Emma’s hockey skills:


Technical:    A really technical player with great ball control and handling;

Overview:    Director on the midfield, with preferred position as center midfielder; 

Leadership: Teamcaptain of her team for three years; 

Mentality:    Fit and combining hard work with a strong will to win;

Drag flick:    Main drag flick-specialist in her team.