Sophie Dercksen Placed

College hockey beurs amerika Sophie

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2020



March 2020
March 2020

Country: The Netherlands
Height:  5'9 ft
Weight: 128 lbs 

Personal and Academic Information


Sophie is a 17-year-old girl who lives together with her parents and brother in Amstelveen, The Netherlands. Sophie very social and studious and she is a real team player. Sophie is a very athletic girl who likes to play different kinds of sports such as soccer, tennis, surfing in addition to field hockey. She also loves to have a job and to meet up with her friends after school. 


Sophie is very committed to her academics and is currently in her senior year at the highest level (VWO).  She started off her VWO with 3 years of TTO ( this means that she had all her classes in English and that she had to take the Anglia exams after those 3 years). She passed her Anglia exams with excellent scores (averaging an 84% score). After her Anglia exams she started following the IB course (International

Baccalaureate) for which she will be taking her exams at the highest level in May 2020. In May 2020, she also expects to graduate in the following subjects: English, Dutch, Mathematics, French, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Economics. She achieved a score of 103 on her TOEFL and is scheduled to take her SAT’s in March 2020.


Sophie is very passionate about field hockey and would love nothing more than to combine her passion with studying in the USA. 


Athletic Information 


Sophie started playing field hockey at the age of 4 and has been playing for Hic ever since. During her junior career she has always played for the highest team in her age group and she has been scouted 3 times for selection trainings for the regional team of North-Holland. For the past few years, she and her team have been playing field hockey in the 2nd highest national competition in the Netherlands (Super A/Super B). 


Sophie is a technically skilled fast midfielder who is physically strong and has a good overview of the game. She is a very hardworking team player who is very versatile, because she can play anywhere in the center of the field. Defensively she is very strong and she has very accurate passing. She is a real leader in the field and currently captain of her team. In the offensive penalty corner, she takes the injector and for the defensive penalty corner she defends one of the poles.