Ellen Hoog

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Ellen Hoog
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Personal information
Born (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 28)
Bloemendaal
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Midfield
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002-?? SCHC ?? (??)
??-Present AH&BC ?? (??)
National team
2004 – present Netherlands 150 (37)

Ellen Hoog ([ˈɦoːx], born 26 March 1986[1]) is a Dutch female field hockey player and also a member of the Netherlands women's national field hockey team. She is also a member of the Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.

In 2004 she made her debut in the national team. She has played 127 matches for the national team in which she has scored 32 goals.[2]

In August 2005, she became European Champion in Dublin (IRL). In December of the same year she won the Champions Trophy in Canberra (AUS) with the Dutch National Women's Team. She was also part of the Dutch squad that became World Champion at the 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup.

Her father died of cancer a week after the European Championship victory in Ireland. After his death she had difficulties picking up her normal life again, but regained the motivation to start playing when the new season started in October 2005.

In 2012, Hoog became the first player to decide a major championship match with a penalty shootout, taking the winning shot in the 2012 Summer Olympics semi-final against New Zealand.

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