Courtesy: Cal Athletics
Rozanne Voorvelt, who has been a member of The Netherlands national team program since 2015, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women’s water polo at Cal, head coach Coralie Simmons announced.
Voorvelt helped the Dutch win the gold medal at the 2018 European Championships and the silver at the 2018 World League Super Final. She was also part of the team that competed at the 2019 World Championships.
On the junior level, Voorvelt led The Netherlands to the gold medal at the 2016 European Junior Championships, a silver in 2017 and the bronze in 2018. She also helped the Dutch take the bronze at the 2017 World Junior Championships.
“Rozanne will bring elite play to both ends of the pool,” Simmons said. “But what makes her the complete package is her poise and calmness in the water. We look forward to watching her navigate our defense and take the reins on offense. Rozanne’s focus and work ethic as a student-athlete will guide our team to new heights.”
Voorvelt will give Cal three natives of The Netherlands on its roster next season, joining All-American Kitty Lynn Joustra and Cynthia Mulder. Three-time All-American Brigit Mulder, who graduated this spring, is also from The Netherlands.
The Bears went 12-7 during the 2021 season and finished the year ranked No. 6 in the nation.