Overview
Maret Balkestein-Grothues

Maret Balkestein-Grothues

Club
Fenerbahce
Birth Date
16/09/1988
Birth Place
Almelo
Height
180 cm
Weight
68 kg
Hobbies
Reading

 

Maret
Balkestein-Grothues




In June 2008 Maret Balkestein-Grothues made her debut in the national
team in the match against Cuba at the Montreux Volley Masters. So far (01-05-2017),
Balkestein-Grothues has played 274 international matches for her country. With
the Dutch national team the wing spiker conquered silver at the 2009 European
Championship in Poland and the 2015 European Championship in The Netherlands. In
2016 Balkestein-Grothues and her team won bronze in the World Grand Prix and
ended on a historical fourth place in the Rio Olympics. At the 2010 World
Championship in Japan, Balkestein-Grothues was 
 

awarded with the ‘best server’ trophy. In the
2016-2017 season the current captain of the Dutch team played for the Turkish
club Fenerbahce SK Istanbul. With this team she won the Turkish league title. Balkestein-Grothues
started playing volleyball at Krekkers (Mariaparochie).





Career

  • Position Wing spiker
  • Selection Olympic (6) - W.C. (11) - Other (255)
  • International Debut Montreux
  • Club Debut VV Krekkers
  • Current Club Fenerbahce
  • Spike 304
  • Block 285