Arizona Flames


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(San Diego) - The Arizona Flames of the National Volleyball Association, the premier women's indoor volleyball league, has completed its roster for the 1997 season. The Flames, coached by three-time Junior College Coach of the Year, Albert Gasparian , and his assistant coach, also assistant coach at Pima College, Heather Moore, will begin its inaugural season with a tremendous group of players. The Flames drafted Joy McKienzie for their first round pick. McKienzie was an NCAA All-American on the 1993 National Championship Team Long Beach State before turning pro. She has since played both in the NVA and on the 4-person pro beach tour. At 6' 3", second round pick Lauri Yust, an NCAA All-American from USC, will give the team its strength in the middle. The team also features several great local players including former All-Pac 10 players from the University of Arizona Barbara Bell and Charita Johnson.
player		      position	college		       honors					residence

Joy McKienzie	     S	  Long Beach State     NCAA All-American; 4-Person Pro Beach	  Huntington Beach, CA
		 			               1993 National Champions
Lauri Yust	     MB	  USC		       1994 NCAA All-American;  	      	  Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
						       Two-time All-Region

Brita Schwerm	     OH	  Long Beach State     AVCA All-American;  All-Big West		  Huntington Beach, CA
						       4-Person Pro Beach Tour

Charita Johnson	     MB	  Arizona              All-Pac 10; All-Region; Pro in France	  Tucson, AZ

Jennifer Wrightson   OH   U. of San Diego      Conference Player-of-the-Year; All-Region  San Diego, CA
						       4-Person Pro Beach Tour

Barbara Bell	     OH	  Arizona	       Three-time All-Pac 10; Three-time All-Region	Tucson, AZ

Melissa Ferris	     OH	  Arizona	       Pro in Swittzerland				Tucson, AZ

Ingrid Roosild	     OH	  New Mexico	       1996 DVA Champions			Albuquerque, NM

Katy Fawbush	     OH	  Arizona	       Also played at University of Iowa		Santa Monica, CA

Holly Olson	     S	  Oklahoma	       UTA All-Tournament Team			Albuquerque, NM

Head Coach:     Albert Gasparian        3-time Junior College Coach of the Year (714) 895-8331

Asst. Coach:    Heather Moore           Asst. Coach at Pima College (520) 884-6737

Team Colors:    Maroon/Gold


Feb   8		Sat	vs.	Utah		@	Tucson, Arizona				7:30 p.m.
Feb   15	Sat	vs. 	St. Louis	@	St. Louis, Missouri (Maryville)			7:30 p.m.
Feb  23		Sun	vs. 	Iowa		@	Tucson, Arizona				2:00 p.m.
Mar    1	Sat	vs.	Iowa		@	Cedar Falls, Iowa (UNI)			7:30 p.m.
Mar    2	Sun	vs. 	Nebraska	@	Burke, Nebraska (Burke)			1:00 p.m.

Mar    8	Sat	vs. 	Utah		@	Salt Lake City, Utah (SLCC)			7:30 p.m. 
Mar 29  	Sat	vs. 	Colorado	@	Tucson, Arizona				7:30 p.m.
Apr   5		Sat	vs. 	St. Louis	@	Tucson, Arizona				7:30 p.m.
Apr 13		Sun	vs. 	Nebraska	@	Tucson, Arizona				2:00 p.m.
Apr  19		Sat	vs. 	Colorado	@	Denver, Colorado (Regis)			7:30 p.m.


The season opener is Saturday February 8 when the Flames host the Utah 
Golden Spikers.  The match is at 7:30 p.m. at Pima Community College in
For ticket information call 1-800-577-4537.

Where:  Pima Community College
        2202 W. Anklam Rd.
Single Matches			      Ticket Price
Adult General Admission		       $5
Child Admission (ages 3-10)	       $3 

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