Aurelia Meijer Placed


Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2015



Fall 2014

Country: The Netherlands
Height:  5'8 ft
Weight: 139 lbs

Personal and Academic Information 


Aurelia Meijer  is a 17-year old girl who is born in South-Africa and raised in The Netherlands together with her sister and  two brothers. She moved from Durban (SA) to Breda (NL) when she was 3 and her family moved to Hattem, a small village next to Zwolle when she was 10 years old


Aurelia is a natural athletic person and she played many different sports such as tennis and excelled in all of them. As she preferred hockey she chose to focus on field hockey and she strives now to unlock all her hockey potential to reach for the best.


Aurelia is now in her senior year of high school of the highest high school level in the Netherlands (VWO), and she is expected to graduate in Spring of 2015. She has a great interest in subjects as mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and science, but also the languages as Latin, Spanish and English. She is scheduled to take the TOEFL in the fall of 2014. 


Besides attending school lessons, Aurelia is also quaestor (financial responsible) of the school board that organize school events. She also attended several exchange programs, for example to Romania. 


Her goal is now to further develop her hockey skills while representing her college and to obtain a bachelor degree. 


Athletic Information


Aurelia started to play hockey when she was 6 years old and soon her talents were recognized. During her junior career Aurelia was placed in older aged teams and when she was 13 she was already playing for the A1, the highest youth team under 18.  Aurelia also represented the regional teams of the Dutch hockey Federation. At the age of 15 Aurelia transferred to HCZ in Zwolle to further develop her hockey skills and to play at a highest level.  


At the age of 16 she was selected for the highest women’s team of Zwolle that plays in the Overgangsklasse (the second highest league). She now is a starting forward in the first women’s team but can also play right or centre midfield.


The combination of her physical strength, speed and technical skills make her strong at the ball. She is a player that often creates forward opportunities and is known for her strong assists. She has a good overview, reads the game well, wins most of the one to one duels and passes easily. Aurelia is a real team player with the right winners mentality – she let her teams play better - and adds extra value through her individual talent.