Boys players to watch - Everett Plocek, Ramstein (defending European champion); Joshua Davis, Ramstein (fifth-place European finisher in 2012); Anthony Montanez, Vilseck (newcomer from Colorado).

Girls players to watch - Jenna Eidem, Wiesbaden (two-time defending European champion); Michelle Turner, Ramstein (third-place European finisher in 2012); Samantha Nop, Bitburg (sixth-place European finisher in 2012).

Teams to watch - Plocek leads a deep Royals program that will contend for both the girls and boys championships; Kaiserslautern expects to qualify around 10 combined players for Europeans; Vilseck has a solid group of returning and new boys; Lakenheath remains a lingering contender.

Key dates - Sept. 26 is the most vibrant day of the quick regular season, with all 11 teams in action at four sites; champions will be crowned at the European tournament Oct. 10-11 at Wiesbaden.

Also - DODDS-Europe’s six Division I schools are joined by AFNORTH, Baumholder, Bitburg, Rota and SHAPE in fielding golf teams in 2013.

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