Erica Balkcum, AFNORTH: A small and inexperienced Lions team will need the finishing ability of this multi-sport star to compete.

Tiffani Driscoll, Rota: No pressure or anything, but the senior middle blocker replaces DODDS-Europe legend Aspen Luna as Admiral captain.

Hannah Gunsch, Brussels: The freshman middle hitter is stepping into an ideal situation with the Brigands: a mix of available playing time and senior guidance. Amelia Heath, Hohenfels: Playing both setter and outside hitter, the returning junior will be a focal point of a determined Tigers squad.

Sydney Moore, Sigonella: Leading an entirely new starting lineup into an uncertain title defense that will likely end with a higher level of competition? If anyone’s up to the task, it’s Moore.

Montgomery Sauter, Ramstein: The Royals have high hopes for this intriguing new player, a sophomore already well-seasoned in stateside prep, club and beach competition.

Amanda Seay, Vilseck: This sophomore setter should have a lot of weapons at her disposal on a well-stocked Falcons squad.

Keylee Soto, Naples: A centerpiece of Wildcat athletics, the reigning Division II champs will need her leadership if they’re indeed bound for Division I.

Soliyah Stevens-Ogaz, Vicenza: A strong junior season should segue nicely into an even better senior campaign for the Cougars’ outside hitter.

Ellen Tafoya, Wiesbaden: She was already an All-European as a sophomore phenom, but early reports from the Warriors say she’s reached another level.

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