4-Person Pro Beach Volleyball Teams
CARLOS BRICENO #1 DRAFT CHOICE
IN THE BUD LIGHT PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL
LEAGUE'S ANNUAL DRAFT
VAN NUYS, Calif. (Feb. 26, 1997) -- 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist and three-time
NCAA All-American, Carlos Briceno (Fountain Valley, Calif) from the University
of Hawai'i was the number one pick of the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball
League's draft for the second consecutive year.
Briceno was selected by Team Inglenook Captain, and captain of the 1992
Olympic Volleyball team Scott Fortune (Laguna Beach, Calif./Stanford).
Team Outdoor Products, captained by Dan Hanan (San Diego, Calif./Stanford)
selected two-time Olympian (1988 & '92) Doug Partie (Encinitas, Calif./UCLA)
as the second pick in the draft.
The third overall pick went to Team Bud Light I captained by 1996
Olympic Volleyball Captain, Bob Ctvrtlik (Long Beach, Calif/Pepperdine)
who selected rookie Jeff Nygaard (Madison, Wis/UCLA). Nygaard is a member
from the 1996 Olympic team and former NCAA Player of the Year in 1994.
Rounding out the first round selection was Team Paul Mitchell's choice
of 1992 Bronze Medalist Dan Greenbaum (San Diego, Calif./USC) by team
by team captain and league record holder for career wins,
Jeff Williams (Santa Monica, Calif./UCLA).
The Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League will kick of the 1997 season May 3-4
in Clearwater, Fla.
ROUND 1: Carlos Briceno, Doug Partie, Jeff Nygaard, Dan Greenbaum
ROUND 2: Craig Buck, Allen Allen, Mike Sealy, Eric Sato
ROUND 3: Tom Hoff, Erik Sullivan, Dusty Dvorak, Bob Samuelson
1997 Men's Teams
| OP || Team Inglenook || Team Outdoor Products || Team Bud Light
| Scott Fortune || Dan Hanan || Bob Ctvrtlik || Jeff Williams
| Carlos Briceno || Erik Sullivan || Allen Allen || Bob Samuelson
| Tom Hoff || Doug Partie || Jeff Nygaard || Craig Buck
| Eric Sato || Mike Sealy || Dusty Dvorak || Dan Greenbaum
BUD LIGHT PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
CHANGES DRAFT FORMAT
VAN NUYS, Calif. (Feb. 26, 1997) --
The women's league of the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League (WBVL)
has changed the drafting format for the 1997 season.
Women's teams for the 1997 season will be selected by a combination
of team captains and League officials.
The draft change was made to accomodate a reduction of teams - from
five teams in 1996 to four teams in 1997 - and the return of top players
from the 1996 Olympic team to the league.
"This change will maintain a competitive league balance with the return
of 1996 Olympic players like Tammy Liley and Kristen Klein, as well as
create more opportunities for our team sponsors to build equity in
their players and teams," said Craig Elledge, League Commissioner
and President of CE Sports, Inc. "While team selection has changed
this season, League operations will remain the same".
As in the League's previous seasons, team captains from WBVL have the
option to trade, waive and cut players, and replace them with players
from the player pool throughout the year. The Bud Light Pro Beach
Volleyball League is the country's only professional beach volleyball
league. The League will visit thirteen cities this summer creating
Women's captains for the 1997 season will include: Team NIKE, Gabrielle Reece
(La Jolla, Calif./Florida State); Team Paul Mitchell, Annett Davis
(Carson, Calif./UCLA); Team Norelco, Samantha Shaver (Los Altos, Calif./UCLA)
and Team Discus Athletic, Kim Oden (Irvine, Calif/Stanford).
The women's team rosters will be announced at a later date.
BUD LIGHT PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
ANNOUNCES WOMEN'S 1997 ROSTERS
VAN NUYS, Calif. (March 4, 1997) --
The Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League
has announced the women's team rosters for the 1997 season.
The League will kick-off its seventh year with the
season's first tournament at Clearwater, Fla. May 3-4.
The League which will travel to thirteen different markets
this summer will generate up to 24 hours of television
on ESPN and CBS.
1997 Women's Teams
| Team NIKE || Team Paul Mitchell || Team Norelco || Team Discus Athletic
|Gabrielle Reece (MB) || Annett Davis (OH) || Samantha Shaver (OH) || Kim Oden (MB) ||
| Katy Eldridge (OH) || Kristin Klein-Keefe (OH)|| Tammy Liley (OH) || Wendy Stammer (OH)
| Jenny Johnson (OH) || Diane Shoemaker (MB) || Danielle Scott (MB)|| Angelica Ljungquist (OH)
| Stephanie Cox (S)|| Missy Kurt (S) || Liane Sato (S) || Joy McKienzie (S)
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