Janneke Schopman

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Janneke Schopman
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Personal information
Full name Johanna Dorotheo Maria Schopman
Born (1977-04-27) 27 April 1977 (age 42)
Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Playing position Defender
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Netherlands

Johanna ("Janneke") Dorotheo Maria Schopman (born 26 April 1977) is the head coach of the United States women's national field hockey team and a former Dutch field hockey player who played as a defender for Dutch club HC Den Bosch and the Netherlands national team.

Playing career[edit]

Schopman started playing hockey at Dutch club Tempo '34 in Rotterdam. She also played for HC Rotterdam, before transferring to HC Den Bosch, where she played until stopping in 2010.[1][2] While part of the Den Bosch squad, she won 6 national titles.[1]

Schopman was first selected for the Dutch national squad in 2001.[3] Schopman was a member of the Dutch squad that won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, after losing to Germany in the final . She scored one of the penalties in the semi-finals against Argentina in the semi-finals.[4] She was also part of the Dutch squad that became World Champion at the 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup in Madrid and which won the 2007 Champions Trophy. She was part of the 2007 squad that was featured in the documentary 'Goud' by Niek Koppen, about their preparation for the 2007 Women's EuroHockey Nations Championship. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she won an olympic gold medal with the Dutch national team beating China in the final 2–0. She was the captain of the Dutch national squad during the 2010 World Cup in Rosario, where they won the silver medal after losing to Argentina 1-3 in the final.[5][6]

Coaching career[edit]

After ending her career as a professional hockey player in 2010, Schopman became the head coach for the women's squad of the Dutch club SCHC.[7] In 2014, she led the team to their first appearance in the final of the Hoofdklasse, the top league in The Netherlands.[8] In 2014 Schopman was assigned to be the head coach for the U21 US Women's National Team and assistant coach for the United States women's national field hockey team under Craig Parnham.[9][10] In January 2017 she became the US Women's National Team head coach. With Schopman as head coach, the team came 3rd in the 2017 Pan American Cup in Lancaster, United States, and 14th in the 2018 World Cup in London, United Kingdom.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Schopman stopt met tophockey". RTV Rijnmond (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  2. ^ "Controversiële transfer van een modelhockeyster". NRC (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  3. ^ "Schopman stopt met tophockey". RTV Rijnmond (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  4. ^ "Germany to face Holland". 2004-08-24. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  5. ^ agencies, Telegraph staff and (2010-09-12). "Women's Hockey World Cup: Argentina beat Holland to win title in Rosario". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  6. ^ "Hockeysters gaan voor goud". Omroep Brabant (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  7. ^ "Cookies op de Volkskrant". www.volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  8. ^ "Primeur voor SCHC en Schopman". nos.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  9. ^ "USA Field Hockey Announces Janneke Schopman as Summit Coach Education Track Speaker". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  10. ^ "Janneke Schopman vertrekt bij SCHC". RTV Utrecht. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  11. ^ "USA Field Hockey Announces Janneke Schopman as Summit Coach Education Track Speaker". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-02-02.

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