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Germans nominate Volleyball teams for Baku 2015

German national women's Volleyball team
Players from the German national women's Volleyball team. Andrea Lasorte/EPA
Germany's women's and men's Volleyball coaches Luciano Pedullà and Vital Heynen have nominated their teams for the Baku 2015 European Games.

Both coaches nominated 22 players to the German Olympic officials but only 14 players from each team will participate at the Baku 2015 European Games. Both teams feature a mix of experienced and young players. 

Male players Tomas Kocian, Falko Steinke, Leonhard Tille and Phillip Trenkler as well as women's player Juliane Langgemach have never worn the German national team jersey.

On the other hand, 10 players from the German men's team that won bronze at the 2014 World Championships were named to the Baku 2015 provisional roster. And Pedullà named 11 players who won silver at the 2013 women's European Championship.

Both German teams have been drawn into tough groups at Baku 2015 as Heynen's men's team will take on Russia, Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium and Slovakia. Pedullà's women's team will play against Russia, Serbia, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Croatia.

The women's provisional roster is as follows (with clubs in parentheses):

Jana-Franziska Poll, Anja Brandt, Saskia Hippe, Laura Weihenmaier, Jennifer Geerties, Denise Imoudu, Carina Aulenbrock, Janine Völker (all Schweriner SC), Leonie Schwertmann, Wiebke Silge (both USC Münster), Louisa Lippmann, Lisa Izquierdo, Juliane Langgemach (all Dresdner SC), Jennifer Pettke (VC Wiesbaden), Lena Stigrot (Rote Raben Vilsbiburg), Lenka Dürr (Azeryol Baku, Azerbaijan), Lisa Thomsen (Lokomotiv Baku, Azerbaijan), Denise Hanke (Wroclaw/Poland), Maren Brinker (Montichiari, Italy), Margareta Kozuch (Piacenza, Italy), Mareen Apitz (Cannes, France) and Kathleen Weiß (Prostejov, Czech).

The men's provisional roster is as follows (with clubs in parentheses):

Georg Klein, Tomas Kocian, Jaromir Zachrich, Matthias Pompe (all SWD Powervolleys Düren), Sebastian Kühner (BR Volleys), Moritz Reichert, Jan Zimmermann (both VfB Friedrichshafen), Falko Steinke (SVG Lüneburg), Tom Strohbach (TV Rottenburg), Leonhard Tille (VC Olympia Berlin), Phillip Trenkler (CV Mitteldeutschland), Michael Andrei (Antwerpen, Belgium), Marcus Böhme (Fenerbahce Istanbul, Turkey), Tim Broshog, Björn Höhne (both Maaseik, Belgium), Christian Fromm (Perugia, Italy), Simon Hirsch (Sora Frusinate, Italy), Denis Kaliberda (Wegiel, Poland), Lukas Kampa, Dirk Westphal (both Radom, Poland), Jochen Schöps (Rzeszow, Poland) and Ferdinand Tille (Belchatow, Poland).


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