Colorado Thunder


Colorado Thunder Features Top Volleyball Professionals 
Including Former Olympic Coach Gary Sato 
(San Diego) - The Colorado Thunder of the National Volleyball Association, the premier women's indoor volleyball league, has completed its roster for the 1997 season. The Colorado Thunder is coached by 1988 Olympic Assistant Coach Gary Sato and assistant coach Ryan Post of Littleton. The Thunder will be led by first round draft pick and current Air Force coach Penny Lucas-White (Louisiana State). Penny, also formerly a member of the USA National Team, played six years professionally overseas and two years professionally in the U.S. before joining the Thunder. The Thunder also picked up a tremendous talent for its second pick. Kelly Kuebler, 1995 USC Athlete-of-the-Year, 2-time NCAA All-American and 3-time All-Pac-10, played professionally last year in Brazil.
player		        position        college             honors                                  residence

Penny Lucas-White       OH/MB           Louisiana State	    1985-86 USA National Team member; All-SEC;  	Colorado Springs, CO
						            Currently Head Coach at Air Force Academy
Kelly Kuebler	        OH      	USC		    1993 & '94 NCAA All-American; All Pac-10; 	Seal Beach, CA
						            1995 USC Female Athlete-of-the-Year
Jan Saunders Gordon     S		UOP		    1982, '83 & '84 NCAA All-American; 		Aurora, CO
						            4-Person Pro Beach
Sabrina Hernandez       S		Long Beach State    1991 & '92 NCAA All-American		        	Cerritos, CA
Kristal Attwood	        OH		Hawaii		    All-Region;  All-Big West			Manhattan Beach, CA
Stacy Buck-Sax	        MB		UCLA		    1984 NCAA Champions; 4-Person Pro Beach	Denver, CO
						            Led Pac-10 in hitting senior year
Karrie Downey	        OH		Colorado	    1993 & '94 All-Region;  1992-94 All-Big 8;  	Fort Collins, CO
						            1994 All-time career kill leader & dig leader Big 8
Diane Johannsen	        OH/MB           Colorado State	    NCAA All-American				 Fort Collins, CO
Liz Armbrustmacher      OH		Indiana University  1987 & 1988 All-Big 10; Asst. Coach Metro State	 Lakewood, CO
Verna Julaton	        DS		Metro State	    Continental Divide Conference Player-of-the-Year; Castle Rock, CO
						            Two-time All-Conference & All-Region
Terri McNair	        OH		Northern Colorado   1994 All-Conference Team; 1994 All-Region 	Greeley, CO	
Michelle Mauney	        MB		UCLA		    1991 National Champions		        	Lake Forest, CA
Melanie Ryer	        OH		Alabama	            1995 USA Olympic Festival			Littleton, CO	

Head Coach:             Gary Sato       Former Olympic Assistant Coach (310)459-4600
Assistant Coach:        Ryan Post (303) 768-0383
General Manager:        Phil Von Hake   (303) 494-6623

Team Colors:	Purple/Ash


Feb   1		Sat	vs. 	Utah		@	Salt Lake City, Utah  (SLCC)			7:00 p.m.
Feb   8		Sat	vs.	Iowa		@	Denver, Colorado (Regis)			7:30 p.m.
Feb  22		Sat	vs. 	St. Louis	@       St. Louis, Missouri (Maryville)                 7:30 p.m.
Mar  1		Sat	vs. 	St. Louis       @       Denver, Colorado (Regis)                        7:30 p.m.
Mar  8		Sat	vs. 	Nebraska        @       Denver, Colorado (Regis)                        7:30 p.m.
Mar 15		Sat	vs. 	Nebraska        @       Omaha, Nebraska (Burke)                 7:30 p.m.
Mar 16		Sun	vs. 	Iowa		@	Johnston, Iowa (Johnston)			1:00 p.m.
Mar 29		Sat	vs. 	Arizona		@	Tucson, Arizona (Pima)			7:30 p.m.
Apr   5		Sat	vs. 	Utah		@	Denver, Colorado (Regis)			7:30 p.m.
Apr 19		Sat	vs. 	Arizona		@	Denver, Colorado (Regis)			7:30 p.m.


Where:  Regis University
        3333 Regis Blvd.

Ticket Info:
        Phone:  303-494-6623

Season Tickets			Ticket Price	   			Send check:
General Admission Season Ticket	 $20	($25 value)		
Child Season Ticket	 	 $12	($15 value)			NVA
Adult General Admission		 $5
Child  Admission (ages 3-10)   	 $3

*  All Colorado matches to be held at Regis University.

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