On Saturday, she sent out a press release that stated: “On January 30, the Dutch Volleyball Federation announced that I was no longer available for the Dutch team. Following the resignation of Avital Selinger, I hesitated to move forward with the project that he initiated.
“The pre-Olympic qualifying tournament in Croatia has not taken away my doubt; rather it has increased it. I do not have the necessary motivation and, as such, can no longer have value to the team. In the interest of myself and the team, I decided to end my international career with immediate effect.
“I am grateful that I been given an opportunity to spend a wonderful 16 years to build a volleyball career in the service of Dutch volleyball in general and the Dutch volleyball team in particular. I wish all involved with Dutch women’s volleyball the best.”