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  Britt Vonk
Britt Vonk

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Enschede, Netherlands

High School:
Het Stedelijk Lyceum Zuid

Height:
5-7

Position:
INF

Experience:
2V

B/T:
L/R

04/20/2013

Bears Homer Twice for Series Win

Breana Kostreba and Victoria Jones hit home runs in a 3-1 rout of Oregon State in game two of the series

04/19/2013

Cordes Goes Yard to Deal Oregon State Run-Rule Shutout

Cheyenne Cordes hit a two-RBI home run in the fifth inning to shut out Oregon State 8-0

04/17/2013

Total Team Effort Shuts Out Broncos 5-0

Cal used all 17 of its healthy players to shut out Santa Clara

04/13/2013

Cal Wins 10-Inning Thriller 5-1 over UCLA

Lindsey Ziegenhirt broke a scoreless tie before Jolene Henderson hit a three-run homer

04/12/2013

Cal Drops another Game to UCLA in Extra Innings

Lindsey Ziegenhirt matched her season-best 15 runs in a season with a two-run homer

06/04/2012

2012 Cal Softball - Year in Photos

2012 Cal Softball - Year in Photos

Career Highlights:
NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team (2011)
All-Pac-10 Second Team (2011)
Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2011)

As a Junior (2013):

Played second base or DP, starting in all 47 games she entered...Led the team in triples (2) with eight multi-hit games...Started all four games of the Ann Arbor Regional at DP, batting 4-for-9 (.444) with two runs scored...Went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Valparaiso (5/18) at the Ann Arbor Regional... Batted 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored vs. Washington (5/10)...Hit her first home run of 2013 vs. Stanford (5/3)...3-for-4 with two RBI and a double vs. Cal State Northridge in opening weekend (2/9)

As a Sophomore (2012):

Named Chevron Spring Fling MVP...finished the season batting .342..Started 49 games , mostly as the DP after coming back from shoulder surgery...Hit her first homer of the year at the Berkeley Regional against Washington...Tallied two hits and two RBI against Oregon at the Women's College World Series

As a Freshman (2011):

Started all 58 games at shortstop...Named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team and All-freshman team...Her on-base percentage of .502 ranked her first amongst the Bears...Second on the team in the NCAA Tournament, hit .419...Had 26 steals in 31 attempts...Knocked in 13 RBI and led the Bears with 26 walks...at the 2011 College World Series, lead the Bears with .455 batting average (5-for-11)

Pre-Cal Ball:

Played with the Netherlands national team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics...Was recognized in 2008 as the best hitter at the Mastenbroek Tournament and awarded the Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy as the most talented youth Dutch player...Lauded as the best hitter at the 2010 International Indoor Cup...With her club team, the Tex Town Tigers, she was a two-time national champion...Member of the track and field team in her hometown Enschede

Personal:

After attaining her bachelor's degree, she would like to get a master's in a field relating to psychology...Father, Theo Vonk, played professional soccer in the Netherlands, mother, Tanja Reijerink, played professional water polo in the Netherlands and her brother plays soccer...Would love to go on a journey around the world some day

Europa:

While some students may move around a country or a state multiple times before college, Britt lived in different countries. She spent most of her youth in the Netherlands, but she also spent a year living in Spain while her father, Theo, coached a Spanish soccer team.

The Conquering Olympian:

Britt Vonk has one thing no other current Bear can claim: experience in the Olympic Games. Vonk played for the Dutch national team at the 2008 Olympics, which she notes as one of her best sporting moments. Her other favorite sporting moment was being crowned Dutch champions with the Tex Town Tigers.

Why I have my Number:

I've worn No. 18 since I was 14 years old, and I know that I will never wear a different number ever again. I once saw "The Replacements." It's a movie about football, and even though we don't play football back in Holland, I thought it was a pretty good and inspiring movie. The football star in that movie had number 18, so that's why I picked it.


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