All-Europe volleyball

Handful of teams dominate DODDS' selections

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 21, 2012

The future of DODDS-Europe volleyball is in very good hands.

Eight of the 12 players selected to the All-Europe girls’ volleyball first team are non-seniors, indicating a vibrant young talent base that will keep the sport competitive in the coming years.

Rota junior and two-time Stars and Stripes player of the year Aspen Luna headlines the selections, announced Tuesday by DODDS-Europe athletic director Karen Seadore. She’s joined by three sophomores in Lakenheath’s Eliza Evans, Patch’s Mercedes Deets and Sigonella’s Rachel Vosler.

Teammates dominated the first team, as Ansbach, Lakenheath, Naples, Patch and Ramstein each placed two players on the squad alongside Division III standouts Luna and Vosler.

Ansbach, Lakenheath, and Ramstein shared the largest overall presence with three players across the first and second teams.

In a fitting end to its program, shuttering Heidelberg landed a pair of seniors on the second team in hitters Aneli Whitford and Emma Roberts. 


First team

Player School Year Position
 Alejos, Aurora  Ansbach  12  Libero
 Deets, Mercedes  Patch  10  Outside hitter
 Evans, Eliza  Lakenheath  10  MB/OH
 Hess, Rachel  Patch  11  Outside hitter
 Hodge, Jourdan  Lakenheath  11  MB/OH
 Krause, Isabel  Naples  12  Middle blocker
 Krause, Victoria  Naples  11  Outside hitter
 Lockett, Caprice  Ansbach  12  OH/Setter
 Luna, Aspen  Rota  11  Outside hitter
 Schiller, Sarah  Ramtein  11  Setter
 Szybist, Sarah  Ramstein  12  Outside hitter
 Vosler, Rachel  Sigonella  12  MB/Setter

Second team

Player School Year Position
 Doan, Maeden  Ramstein  11  Outside hitter
 Franco, Devin  Aviano  11  Outside hitter
 Juliano, Tia  Vicenza  11  Outside hitter
 Lopez, Alex  Vilseck  12  Setter
 Pierce, Kaia  Menwith Hill  12  Middle hitter
 Porter, Brooklyn  Black Forest  11  Mid. blocker
 Rasmussen, Kaelan  Lakenheath  12  Setter
 Rivera, Natalia  Rota  12  Outside hitter
 Roberts, Emma  Heidelberg  12  OH/MH
 Silvi, Giulia  Aviano  12  OH/Setter
 Solis, Alyssa  Ansbach  11  OH/Setter
 Whitford, Aneli  Heidelberg  12  OH/MH



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