It is really pity Judith Pietersen retired at such relative young age. Such an experienced allround player would still have been a very useful..Now there is huge gap after the known OHs (Grothues, Daalderop, Buijs) ...Jasper and especially Oude Luttikhuis are a joke at international level. (I count Plak as an Opp, since her non existing reception-skill.
Another problem is still the libera-position. Schoot and Knip will not improve anymore and are far from international level and there is no new prospect as far as I can see.
Sarah van Aalen (setter), Indy Bayens, Laura de Zwart (MB) and Annique Meyers, Dagmar Boom (OH) will be the next generation.