Alinda Dersjant OH Placed

Volleybal beurs Amerika Alinda

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Dutch
04-Feb-1999
2017
4.0

 

 Available Fall 2017

 

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TOEFL:
ACT

Spring 2016
April 2016

Country: The Netherlands
Height: 6'1 ft
Weight: 138 lbs

Personal and Academic information

Alinda is a sixteen-year-old girl living in Amersfoort, a city in the centre of the Netherlands. She is a very dedicated, independent and organized person who always aims to get the best out of something. Besides playing volleyball she loves to play piano and she has a passion for drawing. After her study she aspires to travel.

Alinda also excels in the classroom and she currently is in her junior year of high school at the highest level in the Netherlands(VWO). She is taking bilingual education (IB) and received her Cambridge Checkpoint certificate two years ago. Despite the fact that Alinda could only attend school four days a week for a year due to her national team responsibilities, she is still performing at the top of the class. Her grades are great for science courses as well as for social courses and English. 

Alinda is scheduled to take the ACT in April of 2016 and the TOEFL shortly after.

Athletic information 

Alinda has started playing volleyball when she was ten years old  and soon her talents were recognized. She started off as a middle blocker but after three years she decided to make the switch to outside hitter and opposite because those positions offered more variation and she is able to assist in defense as well.

At the age of thirteen Alinda already played in the second women’s team of AVV Keistad, which played Promotion Class. A year later she was selected for the Dutch national junior team where she was valuable for the team as an outside hitter for two years. She played against the national junior team of the USA and Brazil. During this period, she has played many tournaments. At the age of fourteen she participated in an international tournament in Milan. Also, she has reached the finals of the Dutch championships three times and has won the Dutch national cup West Holland twice. This year she won the Dynamo International tournament under eighteen with her team.

In order to play at a higher level Alinda moved club teams to VV Huizen at the age of fifteen. This season she plays for both the second as well as for the first women’s team, which plays top division, the second highest women’s level in the Netherlands. 

Alinda is a 6’1 ft  outside hitter/Opposite and her biggest quality is her spike and block. Alinda has the ability to hit past a block and she can hit angles very well: straight and diagonally. She is fast, has a great work ethic and coaches describe her as a very coachable person. Her enthusiasm is also very valuable for her team. 

 

Jump heights:

  • Reach height 2 hands: 239cm/ 7'10 ft
  • Reach height 1 hand: 243cm/ 8 ft
  • Block: 282cm/ 9'3 ft
  • Attack: 297cm/ 9'9 ft

Selections & Volleyball schools

  • Selected for volleyball school Huizen (2011-2015
  • Selected for Dutch national youth team (2013-2015)
  • Selected for Masterclass PDK Huizen (2015-2016)

Titles & championships

  • 2015 – Finals Dutch National Championships under 16
  • 2015 – Winner Dutch National Cup West Holland under 16
  • 2015 – 2nd place Dutch National Championships on grass
  • 2015 – Winner Dynamo International Tournament
  • 2014 – 2nd place Dutch National Cup West Holland under 16
  • 2013 – Winner Dutch National Cup West Holland under 14
  • 2013 – Finals Dutch National Championships under 14
  • 2013 – International tournament in Milan

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