Bien van Berkel fall 2021

Voetbal beurs Amerika Bien

Date of birth:
Year of grad:


Available Fall 2020



Spring 2020

Country: The Netherlands
Height: 6 ft
Weight:  lbs

Personal and Academic Information


Bien is a 17-year-old girl who was born and raised in The Hague, The Netherlands. Bien is a kind, polite, modest and ambitious girl who knows very well what she wants to achieve. She is a tall, hefty and athletic girl and in addition to soccer she is also a good swimmer and she loves to surf. In the winter she likes to go snowboarding & skiing. 

She is very adventures and she likes to travel. She has been to many countries, but since Bien was little she was determined to go to the USA and live there because of the American lifestyle. She would love to combine soccer with academics. 

Bien is currently a senior in high school (VWO, the highest education level in The Netherlands) and is expected to graduate in June 2020. The first three years of her high school she successfully completed a pre-study in art at the KABK (the Royal Academy of Arts) in the Hague. She achieved a composite score of 1030 on the SAT and is scheduled to take the TOEFL in Spring 2020.

Athletic information:

Bien started playing soccer at a local club, SV Leidscheveen at fairly late age of twelve years old. After her parents moved, she had to change clubs to SVC’08 where she played in the first women’s team as a 14 year old. In order to play at a higher level she decided to switch clubs and transferred to SV Die Haghe at the age of 16. Last year she and her team became champion in their league (Hoofdklasse) and they managed to enter the Dutch championships.

Bien is a tall (6ft) fast right-winger who can also be used as left-winger or right-midfielder. She has a good overview and often gives a good assist or manages to score herself as well. Her teamwork with other wingers and midfielders is outstanding and when the situation requires it she motivates her team. Bien is persistent and constantly wants to improve her technique, skills and playing level.