Transfers 2011: Tuk, Van Uden, Vonk change clubs!
AMSTERDAM (Neth.) -
National Team-players Karin Tuk, Fabienne van Uden and Britt Vonk are the three foremost players who have changed clubs in the Dutch Softball big league when the transfer-period ended at midnight going into November 1.
After conclusion of the season, the transfermarket almost entirely went silence and that became a reality when the big league-clubs announced their transfers.
Only 31 players, including only 12, who were regular players in their big league-team, are listed in the transactions, including the seven teams that played in the big league this year and the two that will play on the highest level next year.
Catcher Karin Tuk switched from Tex Town Tigers to Dutch champion Oolders Omaco Sparks Haarlem, while Outfielder Fabienne van Uden left Twins to play for Gryphons, which this season promoted to the big league.
Short stop Britt Vonk also left Tex Town Tigers and opted for Alcmaria Victrix, but will be available only briefly, as she is playing for the team of the University of California in Berkeley.
She comes back to the Netherlands early June, then will leave again somewhere in August.
Two surprising changes were the transfers of pitcher Andee Lindgren and Belgian 1B Sarah Van Der Meiren.
Both went to Centrals, that this season relegated and will be led in 2012 by new Head Coach Caroline Theunissen.
Iber Lengua Terrasvogels strengtened its pitching staff with the addition of lefthander Morgan Melloh, who this year played professionally in the National Pro Fastpitch.
Before turning pro, she had four strong collegiate seasons.
A separate story of her coming to the Netherlands will be added later.
Complete List of Transfers