Lotte de Koning Placed

Hockey beurs Amerika Lotte

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2017




Country: The Netherlands
Height: 5'9 ft
Weight: 132 lbs 

Personal and academic information:

Lotte was born in Chêne-Bougeries in Switzerland where she lived for a few months before moving to The Netherlands together with her parents and her elder siblings Gijs and Mare. Lotte currently lives in Vreeland, a village near Amsterdam.

Lotte likes doing other sports and before playing field hockey she did gymnastics and acrobatics. She also played tennis for a couple of years at a local tennis club where she won twice the championships under 12.  In addition she coached juniors(8 years old) for several years at the local hockey club.

She goes to high school in Breukelen where she participates in the Dutch/English bilingual stream of VWO (pre-university education).  Lotte expects to graduate in June 2017 in the following subjects: English, IB, Dutch, French, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and informatics. Lotte achieved a composite score of 29 on her ACT and is scheduled to take the TOEFL in fall of 2016.

Athletic information:

Lotte started playing field hockey at the local club of Loenen at the age of 6.  Quickly her talents were recognized and she was selected to play for the district team of central Netherlands. In 2011 she switched to hockey club Pinoké in Amsterdam to play hockey at the highest possible level.

Every year Lotte and her team at Pinoké have been competing for the national championships and in 2014 they became Dutch national champions under 16. In other years they finished between 2nd and 4th place. In 2014 Lotte was selected for a short period of time for the Dutch national team under 16. Last season Lotte practiced with the first women’s team of Pinoké, which competes at the highest Dutch national level (hoofdklasse). This season she will keep practicing with the first women's team and is expected to make her debut shortly.

Lotte is an all-round midfielder who also feels comfortable playing defense as well. She is a very technical player that has great passing, very good scoop and intercepts a lot. In addition she has excellent overview and tactical capabilities.