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NED W: Grothues bids farewell to ’Oranje’

by WoV

Maret Grothues, the legendary Dutch outside hitter, said goodbye to the national team.

Maret Grothues (CEV)

Grothues said goodbye as international of the Dutch National Team. The 33-year-old outside hitter was part of ’Oranje’ for no less than 14 years. She’ll remain active on a club level as she decided to play for Greek champions Panathinaikos A.O. for one more season.

“After 14 years of being a player of the Dutch team, I’ve decided to stop. I can look back on a very nice period with ’Oranje’. I’ve experienced many highlights, including the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, three European Championship finals, and fourth place at the 2018 World Championship,“ said Grothues for the site of the country’s federation.

She debuted on the international scene in 2008. In the next 14 years, Grothues played a total of 392 games, winning three silver medals in EuroVolley and one bronze medal in the FIVB World Grand Prix. She was named Best Server of the 2010 FIVB World Championship.

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