Marleen van Iersel

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Marleen van Iersel
Marleen van Iersel FIVB World Tour 2010.jpg
van Iersel during the 2010 Swatch FIVB World Tour
Personal information
Full name Marleen van Iersel
Nickname M (M&M)
Born (1988-01-07) 7 January 1988 (age 28)
Breda, the Netherlands
Hometown Goirle, the Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Teammate
Madelein Meppelink
Previous teammates
Years Teammate Tours (points)
2003-2003
2003-2003
2004-2004
2004-2004
2005-2005
2006-2006
2005
2005-2008
2008-2013
2014-
Jennifer Waninge
Roos van der Hoeven
Margo Wiltens
Arjanne Stevens
Angelique Vergeer
Daniëlle Remmers
Marloes Wesselink
Sanne Keizer
Madelein Meppelink
1 (0)
0 (0)
1 (0)
1 (0)
1 (0)
0 (0)
5 (26)
Best results
Years Location Result
2003
2004
2004
2005
2005
2005
2005
2006
2006
2006
2006
2016
Pattaya WCha u18
Termoli WCha u18
Porto Santo WCha u21
Dutch nationals u20
Israel ECha u20
Saint-Quay-Portrieux WCha u19
Brazil WCha u21
Assen TTC
Austria ECha u23
Mysłowice WCha u21
Bermuda WCha u19
2016 Summer Olympics
5th
4th
4th
1st
1st
5th
9th
1st
4th
3rd
2nd
9th
Last updated: 10 September 2006

Marleen van Iersel (born 7 January 1988[1]) is a Dutch professional beach volleyball player born in Breda.

Career[edit]

Iersel began her career playing indoor volleyball before switching to the beach volleyball in 2001.[citation needed] In 2003 she was selected by the Sourcy Volleybalschool. With her playing partner Jennifer Waning[2] she qualified for the Pattaya Under-18 World Championships in Thailand finishing in fifth place.[1]

In 2004 Iersel again qualified for the Under-18 World Championships in Termoli partnering with Margo Wiltens.[1] This time they reached the semi finals finishing in fourth position.[citation needed] Later that year she qualified for the Under-21 World Championships in Porto Santo finishing fourth.[1]

Iersel teamed up with Marloes Wesselink in 2005 playing in the Eredivisie of beach volleyball in the Netherlands (the highest league in the country).[citation needed] Their first World Tour event was in Gstaad finishing 57th.[1] The pair won the Dutch Under-20 national championships in Almere.

Iersel entered the Under-20s European Championships in Israel eventually winning the event and taking her first international gold medal. A few weeks later at the Under-19s World Championships under 19 in Saint-Quay-Portrieux she finished in 5th position. He final 2005 event was the Under-21s World Championships in Brazil where she finished 9th. Along with Wesselink she received the award for Beach Volleyball Talents 2005.[citation needed]

In 2006 Iersel travelled to Marseille to play in a FIVB World Tour event for the first time, finishing 41st. At the European Championship Tour event in Valencia she finished in 21st position. Later that year she played in the Under-21s World Championships in Mysłowice winning the bronze medal. She stayed in Poland to play the Warsaw FIVB World Tour event, finishing 33rd.

At the Under-10s World Championships in Bermuda Van Iersel played alongside Daniëlle Remmers. The tournament was shortened from 7–10 September 2006 to 7–9 September because of the Tropical Storm Florence which was likely to hit the island on 10 or 11 September. Their semi final match was won by two sets to love, which secured them a place in the final against Alice Rohkamper and Becchara Palmer from Australia losing 2-1.

Professional career[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Marleen van Iersel participated in the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio together with her teammate Madelein Meppelink, since 2014. They made it to the Round of 16, and lost to the Swiss team of Heidrich and Zumkehr in 3 sets (21–19, 13–21, 10–15)

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Awards
Preceded by
 Maria Clara Salgado (BRA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Server"
2010
Succeeded by
 April Ross (USA)
Preceded by
 Larissa França (BRA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Setter"
2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
 Nicole Branagh (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Most Improved"
2009
Succeeded by
 Taiana Lima (BRA)