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All-Europe Softball

All-Europe softball team stocked with five sets of teammates

Vicenza's Megan Buffington throws a runner out at first base Saturday, May 24, 2014, in the DODDS-Europe Division II championship game at Ramstein, Germany. Vicenza beat Naples 10-2.

Five sets of teammates from title-winning or contending teams headline the 2014 All-Europe softball first team, released this week by athletic director Karen Seadore.

Newly-crowned European champion Patch placed three of its stars on the 12-player team. The Panther presence includes seniors Amber Marvin and Colleen Fenton, the bookend pitching and hitting stars that led Patch’s stirring return to the Division I throne, and sophomore shortstop Shannon Nam.

Vanquished Ramstein earned two first-teamers in sophomore cleanup hitter Zania Sterling and All-Europe stalwart Katherine Enyeart. Vilseck, meanwhile, was rewarded for its strong postseason showing with first-team nods for seniors Brittany Richardson and Kayla Clamage.

Both participants in the all-Italy Division II title game placed two players on the first team. Two-time champ Vicenza saw ace pitcher Megan Buffington and catcher Bayleigh Hall crack the roster, while first baseman Davina Gutierrez and shortstop Erin Dromerhauser made the team for runner-up Naples.

Kaiserslautern senior Alexes Liggins rounded out the first-team selections.

The second team was a more diverse group, featuring 12 players from 10 different schools.

AFNORTH’s Rachel Pagio and Alconbury’s Emily Luong were recognized among six senior second-teamers. But the team also shows evidence of a new crop of talent, as four freshmen – Rota’s Audrey Howard, Hohenfels’ Elexianna Artiaga and Ramstein’s Kristina Poe and Sarah Wilhite – made the second team.

 

First team

OF Brittany Richardson, Vilseck (Sr.)

P Kayla Clamage, Vilseck (Sr.)

UTIL Zania Sterling, Ramstein (Soph.)

P/INF Katherine Enyeart, Ramstein (Sr.)

3B Alexes Liggins, Kaiserslautern (Sr.)

SS Shannon Nam, Patch (Soph.)

P/1B Amber Marvin, Patch (Sr.)

P/1B Colleen Fenton, Patch (Sr.)

1B Davina Gutierrez, Naples (Sr.)

SS Erin Dromerhauser, Naples (Jr.)

SS/P Megan Buffington, Vicenza (Jr.)

C Bayleigh Hall, Vicenza (Soph.)

 

Second team

UTIL Jessica Poluhowich, Naples (Sr.)

OF Cynthia Goodwin, Vicenza (Sr.)

P/3B Elexianna Artiaga, Hohenfels (Fr.)

C Audrey Howard, Rota (Fr.)

C Rachel Pagio, AFNORTH (Sr.)

UTIL Emily Luong, Alconbury (Sr.)

C Alexis Haddock, Patch (Sr.)

OF Breanna Rodriguez, Patch (Sr.)

UTIL Nina Knight, Kaiserslautern (Soph.)

UTIL Kristina Poe, Ramstein (Fr.)

UTIL Sarah Wilhite, Ramstein (Fr.)

SS/P Shannon Cox, Lakenheath (Jr.)

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