Joyce Sombroek

Joyce Sombroek

Olympic field hockey player
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Joyce Sombroek (born 10 September 1990) is a Dutch goalkeeper of the field hockey team of the Netherlands. Her international debut was on June 29, 2010 and since then she played 117 caps (October 1, 2016) and competed at every international tournament. With the Dutch national team Sombroek won every title you can win as a professional hockey player. Her biggest achievements are the gold medal at the 2012, silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro and winning the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup in The Hague. In both Olympic semi finals Sombroek played an important role by stopping multiple shoot-outs and leading her team into the finals. Sombroek also won several individual titles. The F├ęderation Internationale de Hockey (FIH) chose her for the international All Star team in 2010 and 2011 and Sombroek was nominated for Best Young Player of the World in 2012. In 2014 and 2015 she was chosen as Best Goalkeeper of the World.

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Alkmaar, Netherlands
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