March 20, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Head coach Missy Meharg announced the signing of midfielder Lein Holsboer (Hilversum, Netherlands) Wednesday, who will come to the Maryland field hockey program for the fall of 2013.
Holsboer will join the Terrapins as one of the premier midfielders in Holland. At the young age of 14, she was scouted for MHC Laren, one of the most competitive hockey clubs in Holland. She is a mid-field captain for the Under-18 team and has been selected to train Laren's Senior Women's squad, which touts several 2012 London Olympic Champions.
"Marjolein is strong, hardworking, intelligent and possesses a winning character," Meharg said. "Lein's receiving techniques are world-class, which enable her to consistently distribute the play for her team. She is very bright and looks to start in the Smith School of Business as a freshman."
The Terrapins advanced to their fifth straight Final Four and 15th under Meharg this past fall. Maryland has won five of the last eight national titles (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011).