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Ramstein's Sarah Schiller, left, battles Lakenheath's Jourdan Hodge and Bailee Hughes in an opening day Division I match at the DODDS-Europe volleyball championships. The two teams later met in the finals. Schiller and Hodge were selected to the 2013 DODDS All-Europe volleyball team
Ramstein's Sarah Schiller, left, battles Lakenheath's Jourdan Hodge and Bailee Hughes in an opening day Division I match at the DODDS-Europe volleyball championships. The two teams later met in the finals. Schiller and Hodge were selected to the 2013 DODDS All-Europe volleyball team (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Division I volleyball champion Ramstein accounts for 25 percent of the 2013 All-Europe first team, a 12-player group selected by a committee of DODDS-Europe coaches.

Seniors Sarah Schiller and Jenna Kirchhoefer and sophomore Chera Jensen cracked the first-team roster for the Royals, where they’re joined by a pair of teammates each from Division II powers Naples and American Overseas School of Rome. Seniors Victoria Krause and Carina Cusumano represent the European champion Wildcats, while senior Sofia Mauceri and sophomore Margo Snipe were chosen from AOSR.

Seniors dominated the selections, accounting for nine of 12 first-team spots and eight of 12 on the second team. Lakenheath’s Jourdan Hodge, Patch’s Rachel Hess, Rota’s Aspen Luna and Vilseck’s Elizabeth Siatini all capped their careers with first-team honors.

Rachel Vosler, the junior star of Division III champion Sigonella, rounds out the first team.

Ramstein and AOSR netted four overall selections apiece, while Naples had three.

In all, 14 schools from six countries are represented on the team. The 24-player roster includes 10 players from Italian schools and 10 players from German schools.

First team

Player School Grade Position

Sofia Mauceri AOSR 12 Setter

Margo Snipe AOSR 10 Out. hitter

Jourdan Hodge Lakeneath 12 Mid. hitter

Victoria Krause Naples 12 Out. hitter

Carina Cusumano Naples 12 Libero

Rachel Hess Patch 12 Out. hitter

Sara Schiller Ramstein 12 Setter

Chera Jensen Ramstein 10 Out. hitter

Jenna Kirchhoefer Ramstein 12 Out. hitter

Aspen Luna Rota 12 Out. hitter

Rachel Vosler Sigonella 11 Setter/Mid. block

Elizabeth Siatini Vilseck 12 Setter/Mid. block

Second team

Player School Grade Position

Jahkya Smith Ansbach 12 Setter

Domiziana Mazzoni AOSR 12 Out. hitter

Jessica Dormi AOSR 12 Mid. hitter

Brandy Oliver Bahrain 12 Setter/Out. hit

Brooklyn Porter Black Forest Academy 12 Mid. hitter

Ana-Marija Vasileva Brussels 12 Mid. hitter/block

Aundrea Hall Naples 12 Mid. hitter

Mercedes Deets Patch 11 Out. hitter

Natalie Sell Ramstein 11 Libero

Sydney Moore Sigonella 11 Out. hitter

Tia Juliano Vicenza 12 Out. hitter

Ellen Tafoya Wiesbaden 10 Mid. blocker

Selection committee: Shawn McCarthy, Sigonella; Julia and Kenny Byler, Naples; Kathy Clemmons, Hohenfels; Brian Swenty, Vilseck; Erin Markus, Ramstein; Jill Norris, Baumholder; Kyle Siftar, Lakenheath; Karen Seadore, DODDS-Europe.

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