Aviano stars fuel USAF women to volleyball title
Published: June 28, 2012
Aviano-based standouts Meghan Haas and Elizabeth Hoeltje were voted to the six-woman all-tournament team Tuesday as the 2012 Armed Forces volleyball championships ended at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., Armed Forces sports director Ken Polk reported in a Wednesday e-mail.
The performances of Haas, an outside hitter, and Hoeltje, a defensive specialist, helped the Air Force women to the team title with a 6-0 record in the four-day event. The Air Force lost just one set, 24-26 in a 3-1 victory over the Army on Sunday, in winning its six matches.
Haas was selected for the U.S. Armed Forces team which is scheduled to compete at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) world championships July 9-17 in Amsterdam. According to Polk, Armed Forces team selections were based on performance and availablility to compete next month in Holland.
The Army won the men’s tournament with a 6-0 record, but no Europe-based players were among the four soldiers chosen the six-man all-tourney nor the 12-man Armed Forces teams. Ramstein’s Christopher Hucks made the Armed Forces team for his standout play for runner-up Air Force, which finished with a 4-2 record.