Anna van der Reijden Placed

College voetbalbeurs Amerika Anna

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2021




Country: The Netherlands
Height:  5'8 ft
Weight: 130 lbs

Personal and academic information 

Anna van der Reijden is a 17-year-old girl who lives together with her brother and parents in Bussum, the Netherlands. She can be described as an ambitious, motivated, helpful and friendly person, who likes to spend her free time with her friends and family. 

In addition to being a great athlete, Anna is also a great student. She’s currently in her senior year of high school (VWO level) and is expected to graduate in June 2021. She achieved a score of 83 on her TOEFL and 1180 on her SAT in. 


Anna has the ambition to develop herself athletically as well as academically at a suitable institution.


Athletic information


Anna started playing soccer at the age of 5 at her local soccer club named SDO. During her junior career she played in the highest boys’ teams of her age group until she was 12 years old. Then, she switched to a girls’ team and started to play at the highest level in her age group. At the age of 13, Anna was selected to play for the first U15 girls’ team at SC Buitenveldert, Amsterdam. She competed with her team in a U15 boys’ competition in the 3rd class. In the following year, Anna was asked to play for the 1st U-17 team. During her period at Buitenveldert, Anna participated in several international tournaments such as the Gallini World Cup (Italy, ranked 5th out of 25) and the Norhalne Cup (Denmark, ranked 1st out of 15). 


Anna was also invited for trials at both the national team U-17 and the U-21 of AFC Ajax. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the national team or Ajax. Last year, Anna moved to the professional soccer academy of VV Alkmaar and is residing in a host family. She competed with her girls’ U17 team in a boys’ U16 2nd class and promoted to the boys’ U16 1st class after winning the league. 


This year Anna is playing for the U-21 squad of VV Alkmaar where she plays at the highest national level (Beloften competitie).

Anna is a right-footed defender, who can play at all defensive positions. Looking at her qualities such as heading, tackling and coaching, these positions fit Anna very well. Due to her experience as a midfielder in her junior career, Anna can also be used in a 5-3-2 system as an upcoming back, by using her great game reading ability, stamina and passing. 


Anna wants to get everything out herself and has therefore been working with different personal trainers to improve her weaknesses.