Naomi van As

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Naomi van As
Naomi van As.jpg
Personal information
Born (1983-07-26) July 26, 1983 (age 31)
The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfield/Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
MHC Laren
National team
2003-Present Netherlands 168 (35)
Infobox last updated on: after 2014 World Cup
Naomi van As, left, and Deborah Gravenstijn, right

Naomi van As (born 26 July 1983) is a Dutch field hockey player who plays as a forward/midfield for a Dutch club MHC Laren.

She made her debut for the Netherlands national team on June 20, 2003 in a game against South Africa. She was a part of the Dutch squad that became World Champions at the 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup which also won the 2007 Champions Trophy.[citation needed]

In 2008 Naomi van As became an Olympic Gold medal winner with her national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, scoring the first goal in their 2-0 win over China.[1]

Van As has a long time relationship with longtrack skater Sven Kramer.