Hometown: Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Previous School: Odulphus Lyceum
Full Name: Marle Anne van Dessel
Birthdate: Oct. 11, 1989
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Parents: Thierry and Yolande van Dessel
Siblings: Twin sister Flore, as well as sister, Rymme (17)
Major: Mass communications (public relations)
Honors and Awards
? 2009 All-CAA Preseason Team
? 2008 Second Team All-CAA
While With The Rams
? Enjoyed breakout sophomore campaign.
? Led Rams in 2008 with 12 goals and 29 points.
? Scored three game-winning goals for VCU in 2008. Has four game-winners in her career.
? Attempted 59 of VCU’s 137 shots in 2008.
? Provided two goals and one assist during freshman year in 2007.
? Was credited with her first career hat trick, scoring three goals in a win over Penn Sept. 14, 2008.
? Logged two goals and two assists in a victory over Radford Sept. 7, 2008.
? Owns three multi-goal games.
Prior to VCU
? Member of Sint Odulphuslyceum field hockey club.
? Played for MHC HOCO MA1 and MHC Hoco Dames1 in the Netherlands
Getting to Know Marle van Dessel
? Lived in The Hague until 1994, when she moved to Palo Alto, Calif. Lived in Palo Alto until 1995, when she moved to Oisterwijk, Netherlands.
? Her twin sister, Flore, also plays field hockey for the Rams.