Carolien Stadhouders is former international softball umpire and was active in many European Championships and Cups, 4 World Championships and several other international tournaments between 1996 and 2011. In 2010 she worked the final at homeplate in the Women’s Worlds in Venezuela, a highlight in her umpiring career. During her umpiring years she was also active as umpire instructor in the Netherlands. After she quit umpiring on an international level she was appointed UIC (Umpire in Chief) and Umpire instructor for the ESF. Since 2017 she is the Director of Umpires in ESF and in that role also WBSC SD Regional umpire coordinator for Europe. 

In her various roles she has always been very motivated to contribute to mutual understanding between players/coaches and umpires. The ESCA camp is a great opportunity to share knowledge and ideas about this and other subjects like application of the rules. She looks forward to open and constructive sessions with the campers.