Kenyon College - Field Hockey
Christine Bloom taking part in unique European experience
7/26/2013 11:47:00 AM
Information courtesy of Kenyon College Athletics
Christine Bloom is currently training and studying abroad in Amsterdam.
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – One member of the Kenyon Ladies field hockey team is getting the experience of a lifetime from a cultural, educational, and athletic stand. Christine Bloom is representing the College and her team in Amsterdam as she studies and trains with one of the best hockey clubs in the world.
Bloom, a rising sophomore at Kenyon, is currently engulfing herself in the Dutch culture while studying at The University of Amsterdam, located in The Netherlands. While embracing the ways of the land and her classwork, she will also be training at Bloemendaal Hockey Club, recognized as one of the best across the globe.
"While abroad I have been able to really get to know the city and culture of Amsterdam," said Bloom of the experience. "It has been such a wonderful experience to be independent and explore another culture many miles from home."
The Darien, Connecticut native comes off a freshman campaign having contributed five goals and two assists toward the Ladies 8-10 season under first-year head coach,Jacque DeMarco. As part of a young nucleus of talent that will return for the 2013 season, Bloom was fourth on the team in goals scored and fifth in points scored (10). She hit the game-winning goal in the Ladies' victory over Bethany College and had her best game with a two-goal, three-point performance as part of a 5-0 shutout against Earlham.
Bloom gained the opportunity to train and travel abroad through Global Players, an organization that allows student-athletes to study, intern, and coach in different locations across all sports.