Germany To Use Youthful Yet Experienced Roster For Euro Championships

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 13th, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News


Germany is coming off a third place finish at the FIVB World Grand Prix this summer, where the squad had some strong players leading the team.

Leading the squad on a normal basis is Louisa Lippmann, who took the helm of the team in the finals series to score 50 points on 42 kills, three blocks and five aces. Lippmann is joined by Jennifer Geerties and Leonie Schwertmann who also made huge impacts for the German squad over the summer.

The Germans were unable to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but now they are out to show that they are a worthy opponent, not only in Europe but the world. They started this summer with their third place finish at the Grand Prix and will show Europe now at the European Championships. The team is missing one solid player that has decided to take her volleyball talents to the beach, Margareta Kozuch. The team is also missing strong veterans such as Maren Brinker and Mareen Apitz. Nevertheless, the young squad will show what they are made of.

Right now in Europe, Germany is ranked fourth overall, moving down slightly in their overall points value. In the world, the German crew is ranked 13th overall, staying even after the last event.


(#, Name, Position)

1 – Lenka Durr, Libero
2 – Irina Kemmsies, Setter
3 – Denise Hanke, Setter
4 – Maren Fromm, Outside Hitter
5 – Jana Franziska Poll, Outside Hitter
6 – Jennifer Geerties, Outside Hitter
7 – Jennifer Pettke, Middle Blocker
8 – Berit Kauffeldt, Middle Blocker
9 – Kimberly Drewniok, Opposite
10 – Lena Stigrot, Outside Hitter
11 – Louisa Lippman, Opposite
13 – Lisa Izquierdo, Outside Hitter
14 – Marie Schoelzel, Middle Blocker
15 – Lena Mollers, Setter
16 – Juliane Langgemach, Middle Blocker
17 – Anna Pogany, Libero
18 – Dora Grozer, Outside Hitter
19 – Laura Emonts Weihenmaier, Outside Hitter
19 – Tanja Grosser, Outside Hitter
20 – Leonie Schwertmann, Middle Blocker
21 – Barbara Wezorke, Middle Blocker
22 – Frauke Neuhaus, Opposite

Coaching Staff

Felix Koslowski, Head Coach
Nicki Neubauer, Assistant Coach
Andreas Vollmer, Assistant Coach

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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