Simone Bindels Placed


Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2013



Spring 2013

Country: The Netherlands
Height: 5'7 ft
Weight: 132 lbs
High School: Open Schoolgemeenschap Bijlmer

Personal and Academic Information

Simone was born in Amsterdam and raised in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel together with her parents, brother and little sister. In this little village near Amsterdam the love for sport began. First with dance and gymnastic, but at the age of 6 she started to play tennis and field hockey. She knew immediately that field hockey was what she wanted to do and preferably all day long. Next to field hockey, Simone is still active in tennis. She plays club competition for Tennis Club Ouderkerk and this year, 2012, she became champion with her team.

Simone skipped one year in elementry school and therefor is a year younger than most of her classmates. She is currently in her senior year of high school at the highest level in the Netherlands (Atheneum) and she is expected to graduate in June 2013. 

Simone is very dedicated to the sport, and her goal is to combine field hockey with her education. Obtaining a scholarship at an American university would be an amazing opportunity for her.

Athletic Information

Simone started to play field hockey at Hockey Ignatius College (HIC), a small club in Amstelveen. Here she learned how to cooperate, how to lead a team and her technical skills. In addition, Simone learned that it is important to feel mentally comfortable both on the field as well as in the team to perform at her best. In her junior years she played always in the highest team with girls who were one or two years older. She also played and practiced with the 2nd womens team.Over the years she has developed her leadership skills and improved her level tremendously. 

In 2011, she moved to a new club in Amsterdam, Hurley. She did this because Hurley is playing at a higher level and she wanted a new challenge. She played in the second team of Hurley that competes at the same level as the first team. She immediately was chosen captain of her new team. 

Simone is a hard working, enthousiastic hockey player who is a vital element in a team. She can play in defence and midfield, and most of the time she plays in the centre of the field. She has a good tackle on the ball, good sense of positioning and helping other players on the field. She will do everything she can to make sure that the team spirit is up and that they will fight as a team. Simone often takes the responsibility to lead the team towards victory.