HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac field hockey head coach Becca Main has announced that freshman Simone Bindels (Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Netherlands) will join the Bobcats for the Spring 2014 season after transferring from Robert Morris University. Bindels will be eligible to play for the Bobcats immediately.
"We have been given the wonderful opportunity to welcome a transfer player from our former conference opponent, Robert Morris University, to become a Quinnipiac Bobcat," Main said. "We are enthusiastic about her tactical skills and her personality. Unfortunately, Robert Morris dropped field hockey after last season. Not only are we happy to help one of their players resume their playing career, but we feel Simone will be a strong addition to our backfield. Simone has strong vision, elite throw and transfer abilities that we feel will be vital to our program's future success."
Bindels started all 19 of Robert Morris' game for the 2013 season, in which they compiled an 11-8 record, including a 3-3 mark in the MAAC standings. Bindels assisted on four Colonials' goals and also had one of the team's five defensive saves for the year. Bindels set-up RMU's only goal in a 1-0 win against Ball State on Sept. 6 and also had a career-best two assists in a 5-1 win against UMass Lowell on Sept. 21. Her fourth assist of the year came against Ohio University in a 5-2 win on Sept. 29.
"Our team is looking forward to working with a player that hails from one of the hotbed countries in the world for field hockey, the Netherlands," Main added. "We anticipate Simone becoming a strong contributor as a defender in her first semester as a Bobcat."
Prior to attending Robert Morris, Bindels attended Ignatius College in Amstelveen, Netherlands. A two-time captain for her club team, Hurley, which played at the highest level of competition in the Netherlands. She was also a 2012 champion for Tennis Club Ouderkerk.