DE KONING FINDS SECOND HOME AT UVA
“I think it was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made,”
The Dutch accent that was so noticeable when Nadine De Koning arrived at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2014? It’s almost imperceptible now. “People don’t notice anymore”, de Koning said.”They’re like, ‘I didn’t know you weren’t American’.
A four-year starter on the fourth-ranked UVa field hockey team, which hosts Pacific (4-6) at 1 p.m. Monday at the University Hall Turf Field, de Koning is decidedly not American. She’s from Laren, a town about 20 miles from Amsterdam in the Netherlands.