Veerle Goudswaard
Veerle  Goudswaard


Houten, Netherlands

High School:
St. Bonifatius



2003: Led the team in goals and assists, posting an impressive 18-10-46 points... Recorded five game-winning goals... Scored the first goal in a 5-3 victory over Penn State that made MSU Big Ten Tournament Champions for the second-straight year (11/9)... Notched two goals, her fourth two-goal game of the season, contributing to a 5-2 Spartan triumph over Hofstra (10/18)... Scored her 10th goal of the season in a 3-1 victory over Iowa (10/11)... Earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors (10/4)... Scored a goal and made an assist, contributing to a shutout over Stanford (10/4)... Registered an assist in a 3-0 shutout over Northwestern (10/3)... Scored two goals in a 4-1 victory over Ohio (9/28), marking the second-straight contest in which she scored twice... Scored two goals, contributing to a Spartan shutout over Indiana (9/28)... Notched the game-winning goal against Indiana (9/26)... Scored two goals and made an assist in a 5-2 Spartan victory over Central Michigan (9/18).

Goudswaard led her team in scoring in 2003, posting 18-10-46 points.

Pre-MSU: A transfer from James Madison University... Scored 21 goals and 16 assists in two years with the Dukes... Named to the All-South Region and All-CAA First-teams... Two-time CAA All-Tournament Team member... Selected to the VaSID All-State team... Invited to play for the Dutch National Youth Team in 2001... Member of Kampong club teams that won the Under-15 national championship, two Under-15 regional championships and an under-13 regional championship.

Personal: Born Sept. 16, 1984, she is the daughter of Lex and Jetske... Sister Maartje plays field hockey in Amsterdam... Criminal justice major.