Twenty-one players from 14 DODDS-Europe schools across five countries have been named to the 2014 All-Europe volleyball teams, announced Thursday by DODDS-Europe athletic director Karen Seadore.
“It was like a boxing match,” Sigonella coach Matt McKown said after watching his team fall to the Falcons 26-24, 25-19, 25-19 in the championship match.
The Wild Boars breezed through Saturday’s Division III championship game in three straight sets, 25-16, 25-21, 25-21, to beat Sigonella and earn their first DODDS-Europe girls’ volleyball title.
DODDS-Europe volleyball - Day 2
This season’s DODDS-Europe realignment has served to expand Italy’s volleyball power base.
DODDS-Europe volleyball - Day 1
The realignment of DODDS-Europe’s three divisions was expected to produce mismatches. On Thursday, the first day of the 2014 European girls volleyball championship tournament, it did just that.
Divisional realignment adds another twist to tournaments that often feature the unexpected.
Longtime Division II powers Naples, SHAPE and Vicenza will move up to Division I in all team sports except for football in a divisional realignment announced this week by DODDS-Europe Athletic Director Karen Seadore.
Cross country preview
Defending boys champion returns and a host of challengers will compete to become new girls winner.
Balance of power could shift on, off courts
Royal blue and gold
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DODDS-Europe schedules from previous years
Europe Scoreboard: Nov. 3, 2014
02:43 November 4, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 25, 2014
03:48 October 29, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 18, 2014
04:18 October 22, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 11, 2014
06:02 October 12, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 9, 2014
09:31 October 10, 2014