Megan Buffington, Vicenza: The reigning Stars and Stripes softball Athlete of the Year gets the chance to prove herself on the biggest stage.

Kristina Poe, Ramstein: The sophomore catcher headlines a group of Royal underclassmen that aren’t content to wait their turn.

Mackenzie Coleman, Patch: The hitting and pitching standout led a late resurgence for the defending champs.

Elena Montanez, Vilseck: The Falcon ace is capable of shaking up the big-school bracket with a gem or two.

Dede Jones, Naples: Wildcat star mixes timely hitting with a strong presence on the mound.

Tori Liggins, Kaiserslautern: Raider junior is one of DODDS-Europe’s most dominant pitchers.

Shannon Cox, Lakenheath: Senior ace is a leader for the sneakily dangerous Lancers.

Hannah Barnes, Sigonella: The Jaguars have hunted big-school game all season behind their sophomore phenom.

Becky Matthews, Alconbury: Stalwart pitcher has carried the Dragons to a winning season.

Shamera Lane, Aviano: The Saints’ power hitting specialist has produced a ton of runs for the small-school favorites.

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