Germany’s Laboureur/Sude will be seeded 18th at the FIVB World Championships. Both veteran players, Laboureur, 25 and 5-10, lives in Berlin and Sude, 27, 6-1 resides in Fridrichshafen and together they have played in nine FIVB World Tour events through 2014 with one silver medal, one fourth and one fifth. Overall, Laboureur has played in 34 FIVB international events and a total of eight different partners including 10 with Claudia Lehman. Sude has played in 69 total FIVB events with six different teammates, including 27 with Jana Kohler and 18 with Lehman. Laboureur/Sude won gold at two CEV events in 2014. Laboureur won the gold medal at the 2008 U-19 FIVB World Championships in The Hague with Levke Springer. This will be the first FIVB World Championships for Laboureur and third for Sude who was 37th with Lehman in 2009 and fifth with Kohler in 2011.