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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