Simcha de Vilder Placed

Hockeybeurs Amerika Simcha

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2018



Spring 2018
Spring 2018
Spring 2018

Country: The Netherlands
Height:  5'8ft
Weight:  125 lbs 

Personal and academic information

Simcha is a 17-year-old girl who lives together with her family, in Amstelveen, a village next to Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Simcha comes from an athletic family, she has two older brothers who are both playing for the First Men’s Team of Pinoké as well as playing for the Dutch National (junior) Hockey Team, her father is playing soccer and tennis and her mother is a runner, cyclist as well as swimmer.


Simcha is a very social, pro-active, enthusiastic high school girl with a creative mind. In addition to her field hockey skills she loves board surfing, tennis and kick boxing and is a very experienced skier. Simcha loves to organise activities with her school friends and/or teammates and she is a beloved baby-sitter in her neighborhood. Furthermore Simcha is a dedicated hockey coach at Pinoké of kids age 6+ since she was 12 years old already.


Simcha is biking every day to her high school (HAVO level) at ‘Fons Vitae Lyceum” in Amsterdam where she is at senior level and will graduate in the following subjects: Dutch language, English language, mathematics, biology, science, physics and computer science.  She is scheduled to take both SAT as well as TOEFL in the spring of 2018.


Athletic information


Simcha started to play field hockey for Pinoké at the age of 6. During her junior career Simcha played for the second or third junior teams in her age group and the last two years she has played for the 2nd team, last year at topklasse level and this year sub topklasse level.


Simcha is a strong, fast and consistent offensive defender with great technical skills who is hard to pass. She plays both as a central back and as a right back but if the situation requires she can play at every position in the defense. She has a strong tackle back, a good sense of positioning and she is known for her great passing that often brings the forwards into striking position. Simcha is a natural leader and during the indoor hockey season she is the captain of her team.


During an offensive penalty corner she is the injector and with the defensive penalty corner she is assisting the goalkeeper on the line.