Jet van den Berg Placed

Hockey beurs Amerika Jet

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2018




Country: The Netherlands
Height: 5'10ft
Weight: 150 lbs 

Personal and academic information

Jet is born and raised in Arnhem, The Netherlands, together with her parents and three older brothers. Her two oldest brothers are currently studying in Rotterdam and Groningen, where they also play field hockey. 

Jet is a very athletic girl and besides playing field hockey she enjoys skiing, snowboarding and sailing. Jet is also coaching goalkeepers at her own field hockey club. First she taught to goalkeepers under the age of eleven and this year she started coaching goalkeepers under the age of eighteen. In addition, she has also become an active member of the activity committee of her high school.

Jet is currently a senior in high school (HAVO level) at ‘Het Rhedens Rozendaal’  and will graduate in the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Geography, History, Economy, English, Sociology and Dutch. She scored a 1020 on her SAT and a 78 on her TOEFL.

Athletic information

Jet has been playing field hockey for hockey club Upward since the age of 5 and chose to become a goalkeeper at the age of 10. During her junior career she has always played in the highest junior teams. She has played at the second highest level in the Netherlands (Super B) U-16 and they ended in second place. This year she is expected to qualify for either the highest level (Landelijk) or second highest (Super A) with her U-18 team.

Jet also really enjoys indoor hockey and she and her U-16 team ended in second place in a tournament in which some of the best junior teams of The Netherlands competed.

Jet is a very athletic and flexible goalkeeper with good footwork and excellent reflexes. She is strong in 1 vs 1 situations, penalty corners and balls from the shooting circle. She has good understanding of the game and is vocally strong with organizing her defense. She is a real committed team player that is mentally very strong.


Word from her coach

"As a goalkeeper Jet plays a central role in our team. Most of the time, especially when matches are more difficult, she is the last to give in and often makes important safes. She is an importanty link in the progress with the team as a whole. She is a real leader and has strong coaching skills and is an essential part in organizing the defense. Off the pitch she also has a senior role in the group process. Jet has a good sense of humor and makes sure everyone is feeling allright."