With energy and judgment to match her height, de Bruin is a highly effective defender with a fine record at international level and in major competitions. Playing for Northern Mystics in 2008, she was a top 10 performer in the ANZ Championship with 68 deflections, 37 defensive rebounds, and 26 intercepts.
Beginning her international career in South Africa where she earned 34 caps, de Bruin was part of the victorious 2003 World Champion and 2006 Commonwealth Games Silver Ferns teams. She helped Force to two third placings and the runner-up position in the National Bank Cup between 2005 and 2007, and was named that competition’s best defender in 2007.
|Born||9 July 1977, South Africa|
|Court Positions||GD, GK|
|Test Caps||100 (66 - NZ / 34 - South Africa)|
|Fast5 Ferns Caps
|National Squads||Silver Ferns: 2002-2008, 2010|
|Silver Ferns Debut||February 2003 UK Tour|
|Provincial||ANZ Championship: Southern Steel, 2010
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic, 2009
Northern Mystics, 2008
National Bank Cup: Force, 2005-2007