Dutch spiker Judith Pietersen switches from Dresden to Sopot
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Sopot, Poland, June 10, 2013. After spending the last couple of seasons in Germany playing for DRESDNER SC, Dutch spiker Judith Pietersen has moved to Atom Trefl SOPOT and will wear the jersey of Poland’s double national champions for the next season.
Before joining DRESDNER SC – and participating twice in the CEV Volleyball Champions League – the 24-year old Pietersen started her career in the Netherlands playing for TVC AMSTELVEEN and Longa 59 LICHTENVOORDE. With the former she was a double winner of the Dutch national league and national cup. Last year she lost the final of the Bundesliga to SCHWERINER SC, the side mentored by the newly appointed head coach of Atom Trefl, Dutchman Teun Buijs. “I know that Sopot is a very nice place to live and they have a top team. I will have the opportunity to play once more in the Champions League” she motivates her choice. “I am also looking forward to playing in the Polish national league. I know Volleyball is the most popular sport right now in Poland and can’t wait for the season to start” she adds.
Pietersen is a member of the Dutch national team and by many seen as the successor of Manon Flier. She will be replacing Australian Rachel Rourke but not contribute to the one-woman show delivered by the girl from Down Under last year as she will be part of a solid and balanced group including many top players. “We have a good roster with many world-class players so I expect we will be vying for all trophies at home and achieve good results also in the Champions League. I will be doing my best to help achieve the goals set by the club” Pietersen concludes.