Pien Sanders started playing hockey at Hockeyclub Udenhout at the age of 6 years. She followed in the footsteps of her parents who also played hockey. After several years Pien went to play for HC Tilburg. Then Pien was scouted by hockeyclub Den Bosch to play at the MC1.
At the age of 15 Pien made her debut to play for the first team and play in the premier league. Pien got her first contract at the age of 16! After the Rio games she was allowed to join the Dutch team and when at the age of 18 she made her debut for the Dutch national team.