Ben stoverink wants to go to the world cup, then to the volleys

Nothing happened for weeks. Now the hammelburg present their second new player within a few days after the experienced player laurentiu vinatoru: the 18-year-old ben stoverink serves the category young and wild. Before he really joins the volleys, he has even bigger plans.

Stoverink comes to the saale like some of the hammelburg players from the frankfurt volleyball boarding school. So the 1.97 meter tall outside receiver already knows the ex-interns hannes krochmann, luca dierks and nils rehmeier, he was in a team with them. Stoverink will live in hammelburg and pursue a correspondence course in mechatronics.

Volleys spokesman oliver wendt on the change: "that will also be our concept in the future, to offer young players from the volleyball boarding school, who may not or not yet be ready for the first league, an opportunity in hammelburg to mature as players and as people, while at the same time pursuing their studies."

The 18-year-old was born in bocholt, where he played for the local tus bocholt youth team. Despite his youth, he has already had a remarkable career. Biggest success was winning the u18 european championships in the czech republic, where the young german team with ben stoverink sensationally won the title. At that time, the german boys won the final 3:0 against the hosts, the czechs.

"We are proud to welcome a european champion in hammelburg" wendt is pleased. "Ben is a player with potential for league one. That’s why it was clear from the start that we would have to offer him something more." means: the outside reception player will play all matches and training sessions with the hammelburg volleys. Also the sporty management there has the hat on. In addition, new first division team eltmann has agreed to offer stoverink further training opportunities in a first division environment.

Stoverink’s early national team career also has a small negative effect: he is not expected to join the volleys team until september. Until then, he completes a tight program. The young player from bocholt is currently taking part in an international national tournament in italy. In mid-july, he will travel to the european youth olympic festival in the azerbaijani capital of baku, where some 4,000 young athletes from 50 countries will be taking part. After that, stoverink hopes to be nominated for the u19 world championships from 21. Until the 30. August in tunis.

Although he is not yet really present in hammelburg, the sporting management of the tv/djk is convinced of his abilities. Oliver wendt: "the one training session with us showed that ben is a perfect fit for the team, both personally and in terms of playing ability."

And what does ben stoverink say about himself?? "I’m 100 percent volleyball crazy, even if meeting friends or playing on game consoles shouldn’t be neglected either." his advantage is his good feel for the ball, which makes him strong in defense and in receiving. The 18-year-old is "totally looking forward to the upcoming season with the hammelburg volleys and the atmosphere in the living room, which i was already able to enjoy with the boarding school". He also thinks the personal level in the team is excellent, as everyone is motivated and committed to rocking the upcoming season.