Ambitious Dutch wing Sprengers wants to climb higher
Persistence is definitely a quality of Sprengers, the 19-year-old left wing who helped the Netherlands win silver at the W19 EHF EURO in Hungary three months ago.
In May, she made her debut in the Dutch national senior team under coach Emmanuel Mayonnade for a friendly against Russia. The coach also included her in the squad for the recent EHF EURO 2020 Qualifiers against Austria and Greece.
Sprengers started playing handball at the age of six. The local club was just a minute away from home and her brother and a friend were also playing.
Sprengers was 14 when she became aware of the prospect of a career in handball, moving to leading Dutch club VOC in Amsterdam five years ago.
Last season with VOC in the Dutch league
The quest for a new study might already start next season as Sprengers plans 2019/20 to be her last with VOC, who have won the Dutch league three years in a row.
She will look around and visit various foreign clubs before deciding about what is best for her career future.
TEXT: Eric Willemsen / EHF