Sanne Keizer, born February 6, 1985 in Doetinchem, Netherlands is a 5' 11" or 1.81 meter tall professional beach volleyball and indoor volleyball player. In indoor volleyball Keizer started her career in 1996 at Orion Doetinchem. Other teams she played for were Longa Lichtenvoorde and Martinus Amstelveen. From 1997 until 2002 she was part of the Dutch national youth teams in her age-range. She started her international beach volleyball career already in 2002 at the age of 17. She teamed up with Arjanne Stevens with whom she became World Champion under 18. At the European under 18 Championships they reached the final as well, but this one was lost, resulting in a silver medal. That year they also won the under 18 tournament in Xylokastro.
The talented team didn't last long and in the following year Keizer had a new partner called Merel Mooren. In no-time they were among the best teams in The Netherlands. They even became Dutch champions by breaking the run set by Rebekka Kadijk who was teaming up with Marrit Leenstra at that time. In 2004 they finished second behind this team, but they won the FIVB Satellite tournament in Lausanne. After the 2004 Summer Olympics Kadijk/Leenstra decided to split up. Mooren was Kadijk's next partner, while Keizer continued with Marrit Leenstra, with whom she did not reach any notable results with, except a 4th place at a tournament in Montreal.
Sanne Keizer openly admits to being addicted to sports, is ambitious and loves her motorcycle - a Kawasaki Drifter 1500. This year is her 8th season as a professional volleyball player. She moved in 2008 to The Hague from Scheveningen to prepare with Marleen van Iersel for the Olympics. They are working on their fourth season together and have proven to be one of the top teams in the world. In 2007 Sanne obtained her Bachelor degree in Commercial Economics at Randstad Topsport Academy at Rotterdam University. Since then she has only focused on Beach Volleyball, but will apply her studies towards a master in Criminal Protection.
After many discussions with the Police Corps in The Hague and after the Olympic Games she will start actively studying and working in conjunction with preparations for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She is proud that she is employed by the Police Corps and will do her best at this new challenge and do as well as possible to combine it with her passion for volleyball.
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