Brechtje van Rijn Fall 2021

Hockeybeurs Amerika Brechtje

Date of birth:
Year of grad:


Available Fall 2020




Country: The Netherlands
Height: 5'11 ft
Weight: 163 lbs 

Personal and academic information

Brechtje van Rijn is a 16-year-old girl who is living with her parents and brother in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands. Her Mother Carolien is CEO of a healthcare organization, her father Nathal is working as a professional interim manager and her Brother Julian is attending University in Amsterdam. In addition to Field hockey, she also played soccer as a junior and during wintertime Brechtje can be found in the Austrian Alpes practicing skiing on the highest level.

Brechtje is a positive and determined girl. She likes to help and support others and is always contributing to a good spirit in the team. Specially when it comes to hockey she is always in for a game. At school she is also a member of the sports-comity, this because of her broad interests in sports in general. 


Brechtje is currently a senior at the Eerste Christelijk Lyceum in Haarlem and is expected to graduate in June 2020 from HAVO. She will graduate in the subjects: English, Dutch, German, Economics, Business-economics, History, Mathematics, Literature and Gymnastics. Brechtje achieved a composite score of 970 for her SAT and a 73 on her TOEFL. She is willing to retake both tests if necessary.


Athletic information


Brechtje started playing Field Hockey at the age of 9. During her junior career she has always played for the highest teams of her age group and last year she moved up an age group playing for the first U-18 team while still eligible to play U-16. Because Brechtje was raised in a hockey family she received a lot of positive feedback that improved her skills. 

Brechtje is a very strong solid defender who can also be used as an upcoming/attacking midfielder. She has a great overview (which she partly developed from her years of playing soccer) and an excellent pass that hardly ever misses the target. Besides this she is hard working and a great contributor to the positive spirit in the team. She is first runner at the defensive penalty corner and the injector for the offensive penalty corner.