Nebraska Tornados


Nebraska Tornados Include Former Husker All-Americans 
Allison Weston & Christy Johnson 
(San Diego) - The Nebraska Tornados of the National Volleyball Association, the premier women's indoor volleyball league, has completed its roster for the 1997 season. The Nebraska Tornados, coached by Bellevue University coach Joel McCartney, includes many of the best volleyball players to ever play in Nebraska. The Tornados will be led by first round draft pick Allison Weston. Allison was a three-time NCAA All-American and 1995 NCAA Player-of-the-Year at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln. Second-round pick, Christy Johnson, captain of the 1995 National Championship Team, was a two-time NCAA All-American at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Additional players on the roster include:
player		         position	college		     honors					         residence		

Allison Weston	         MB  Nebraska             Three-time NCAA All-American;  Lincoln, NE
						     1995 NCAA Player-of-the-Year
Christy Johnson	         S   Nebraska             Two-Time NCAA All-American; Omaha, NE
						     1995 National Championship Team
Kelly Aspegren	         OH  Nebraska             NCAA All-American;  All-Big Eight  Lincoln, NE
Kate Crnich	         OH  Nebraska             1995 National Championship Team;  Lincoln, NE
						     1995 Final Four All-Tourney Team
Virginia Stahr	             Nebraska             Two-time NCAA All-American Lincoln, NE
Amy Steffel	         S   Nebraska-Omaha       1996 NCAA All-American; Two-time All-Conference;   Omaha, NE
						     Two-time All-Region;  1996 DII National Champions		    
Denise Otten	         MB  Nebraska-Omaha       1995 NCAA All-American Omaha, NE
Rebecca Ernstmeyer       OH  Concordia College    NCAA All-American Honorable Mention; Seward, NE
						     All-Conference; All-Region
Julie Krofcheck-Strong   MB  Union College -KY    Honorable Mention All-American; All-Conference;         Blair, NE
						  Head Coach Dana College
Annie Viviano	         OH  Bellevue             All-Region; All-League   Springfield, NE
Rachel Errthum           MB  Nebraska             Volleyball Monthly Fab 50  Lincoln, NE 
Danielle Anderson        MB  Central Missouri     Sand & Grass Player  Council Bluffs, NE

Head Coach:             Joel McCartney - Coach at Bellevue University (402) 339-0661
Asst Coach:             Dave Best
General Manager:        Ron Hoffman     (402) 333-7401

Team Colors:    Red/Blue


The season opener is Saturday February 1 when the Tornados host 1992 & '96 Olympian and former University of Nebraska star Lori Endicott and the St. Louis Spiri ts. The match is at Burke High School in Omaha at 7:30 p.m. For ticket informa tion call 1-800-577-4537.
Feb    1	Sat	vs. 	St. Louis Spirits	@	Omaha, Nebraska (Burke H.S)			7:30 pm
Feb    15	Sat	vs. 	Iowa Blizzard		@	Ames, Iowa (Ames H.S.)			7:30 pm
Mar  2		Sun	vs.	Arizona Flames		@	Omaha, Nebraska (Burke H.S.)		1:00 pm	
Mar    8	Sat	vs. 	Colorado Thunder	@	Denver, Colorado (Regis)			7:30 pm
Mar 15 		Sat	vs. 	Colorado Thunder	@	Omaha, Nebraska (Burke H.S.)		7:30 pm
Mar   23 	Sun	vs. 	St. Louis Spirits	@	St. Louis, Missouri (Maryville University)		1:00 pm
Mar 29 		Sat	vs.	Iowa Blizzard		@	Lincoln, Nebraska (Lincoln H.S.)		7:30 pm
Apr   12	Sat	vs. 	Utah Golden Spikers	@	Salt Lake City, Utah  (SLC College)		7:00 pm
Apr   13	Sun	vs.	Arizona Flames		@	Tucson, Arizona (Pima Colleg)			2:00 pm
Apr 20		Sun	vs.	Utah Golden Spikers	@	Omaha, Nebraska (Burke H.S.)		1:00 pm
April  26 	Sat		SEMIFINALS		TBD

(4 matches)                             (1 match)
Burke High School                       Lincoln Northeast High School
12200 Burke Blvd.                       63rd & Adams
Omaha, Nebraska                         Lincoln, Nebraska

General Admission Season Ticket		$16	($20 value)
Child Season Ticket		        $10     ($12 value)

Single Matches - All Locations (including Lincoln)
Adult General Admission                 $5
Child (ages 3-10)                       $3

TICKETS:  Red Zone 402-333-2119,   Dave Spencer 402-434-2143

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