Maret Balkestein-Grothues

Argentina Gives Russia A Scare In Day 1 Of VNL – Pool 1 Recap

Pool favorites did their job in the opening day of FIVB’s inaugural VNL

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Dutch Captain Grothues Stays on the Bench for 1st Casalmaggiore Match

Dutch National Team captain Maret Balkestein-Grothues has found her new home a month after leaving Poland’s Chemik Police club amidst a…

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Balkestein-Grothues Leaves Chemik Police Amid Contract Violations

This summer, Dutch player Maret Balkestein-Grothues and Chemik Police in Poland had a preliminary agreement to a year-long contract to play with the team.

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Brazil Steals Five-Setter From The Dutch, Italy Makes Semifinals

Italy and Brazil sneak away with victories on day two of the FIVB World Grand Prix finals.

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The Netherlands Fighting For First Group 1 Title Since 2007

The Netherlands have been competing at the FIVB World Grand Prix on and off since their first year in 1994. In 2007 the Dutch finished fifth in the opening rounds but rolled through the competition in the Final Six to the undefeated gold medal.

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Netherlands Takes Command of Pool C1 with Sweep of Thailand at WGP

The Dutch side swept Thailand as they are the leader of Pool C1 through two matches.

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Dutch Grand Prix Roster Features Lonneke Sloetjes, 9 Other Olympians

With a roster of 21 players that have collectively amassed 2501 senior international caps, the team is looking to build on its 2016 Grand Prix bronze medal.

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Brazilian Star Thaisa Daher Suffers Gruesome Ankle Injury in Champions League

Warning: gruesome imagery and video of the injury is below. Viewers watch at their own choosing. Brazilian star Thaisa Daher injured…

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