The Saint Joseph's field hockey program will welcome a new class of student-athletes for the 2019 season. Over the previous eight weeks, we’ve introduced Hawk fans to the new additions, one by one. Today’s final signee: Robin Bleekemolen.
Robin Bleekemolen, who hails from the Netherlands, has signed a Letter of Intent to join the Saint Joseph’s field hockey program in advance of the 2019 season.
Bleekemolen, a goalkeeper from Sweelinck College in her native Amsterdam, backstopped her team to an indoor championship in 2016; Sweelinck also reached the outdoor playoffs that same year, and reached the indoor playoffs in 2018 as well.
“I have heard that Philadelphia is a nice place, and I am excited for the new experiences [in becoming a Hawk],” she said.
Bleekemolen is also a member of the Amsterdam Hockey & Bandy Club, the oldest field hockey club in the Netherlands. During her time there, she played in the World Youth Hockey Tournament at the U-14 level.
“Robin brings a contagious energy and love for the sport,” head coach Lynn Farquhar said. “She is athletic, has very quick reflexes, and is active in the goalmouth; we’re happy to add Robin’s skillsets and cheerful personality to our players group.”
Bleekemolen and the rest of the new Hawks will join the squad in time for the 2019 fall season.