Posted On: 01/24/14 1:21 AM

In essence, there are four dates for volleyball fans in Nebraska to circle during the club season as can’t-miss-weekends to watch some of the best volleyball players and teams in the Midwest compete. The first of those dates is this Sunday.

That’s when a total of 41 teams are scheduled to compete in four different age divisions at the Premier Classic. The tournament will be played at both The Oasis and The Courts – which are located just southeast of 144th & Giles in Omaha and just a block apart.

Complete schedules are available below with matches for 15s, 16s, 17s and 18s all starting at 8 a.m. with tournament play likely lasting well into the late afternoon. The 18s will be playing at The Oasis while the 15s, 16s and 17s will be at The Courts.

This is a great opportunity for fans to get a look at some of the best players in the state. In the 17s competition, there are a pair of Nebraska standouts to watch for. Tiani Reeves, a junior from Gothenburg and the only underclassman on the Nebraska Prep Volleyball All-Nebraska First Team, is playing for the Nebraska ONE Lonewolf squad. Reeves is a Division I athlete in both volleyball and track and is being heavily recruited by several coaches in each sport.

Also in the 17s division is Emerson-Hubbard’s Kylie Belt – one of the top sophomores in the state who was a Class D-1 first team selection. She is playing for MVP 17 Trevor out of Sioux City.

Below is a breakdown of the top teams and key players competing in the 18s division at The Oasis on Sunday. And for those of you keeping track, the other tournament dates to circle on your calendar would be President’s Day Weekend for the Elite President’s Day Tournament at the Century Link Center, which draws some of the best teams in the nation Feb. 15-17. Also, when the JVA Northern Plains Power League (featuring the Nebraska Juniors, VC Nebraska, River City Juniors and some of the top teams throughout the Midwest) compete in Omaha Feb. 22-23 and Lincoln April 12-13.

CLICK HERE for the complete schedule of the 18s tournament.

Premier Classic 18 Gold Tournament teams & players with known college commitments or offers:

Nebraska Elite 181 Ubuntu (Ranked #2 by NPV in 18s)

Alexis Farris – Bennington – committed to Chadron State

Marissa O’Grady – Blair – committed to Sioux Falls

Premier 18 Gold (Ranked #3 by NPV in 18s)

Alexis Anderson – Millard West – offers from Midland University and Washburn (Kansas)

Kaitlyn Thomas – Ashland-Greenwood – UN-Kearney

Erin Gross – Tekemah-Herman – Wayne State

Alissa Schovanec – Papillion-LaVista – Central Missouri

Bree Ackerman – Lincoln Pius X – Wayne State

Elise Fulcher – Omaha Duchesne – Benedictine College

Taylor Holz – Omaha Skutt – Bellevue University

Team Magic 181 Tributes (Ranked #6 by NPV in 18s)

Jill Bax – Lincoln Southwest – Hastings College

Nebraska Impact 181 Dynasty (Ranked #7 by NPV in 18s)

Rachel Wald – DC West – Bellevue University

South Central Black (Ranked #8 by NPV in 18s)

Riley Funk – Ewing – NECC or Wayne State

Hope Lambrecht – Wood River – Bellevue University

Redline 18s (Ranked #9 by NPV in 18s)

#1   Hannah Olsen, 5’6 OS/DS, Lincoln Christian, UN-Kearney

#5   Hannah Taylor, 5’5″ S/DS, Lincoln Christian, Bellevue University

#14  Natalie Bohac, 5’6″  OH/DS, Lincoln Northeast, Morningside

#22  Callie Christensen, 6’0″ Mid, Raymond Central, Fort Hays

Omaha Wave 181 (Ranked #10 by NPV in 18s)

#9 Alex Banker – Omaha Skutt – Augustana

#7 Tahlyr Banks – Omaha Gross – Augustana

#10 Payton Chohan – Columbus Scotus – Platte College

MVP 18s Top Gun (From Sioux City, IA)

#9 Alexis Conaway, 6’0” OH, Orange City, IA – Iowa State

#5 Brianna Eaton, 5’9” OH/RS, Sergeant Bluff, IA – Briar Cliff

#3 Kasey Reuter, 6’1” OH, Hinton, IA – Missouri

#1 Lauren Waite, 6’2” OH/RS, Sergeant Bluff, IA – Augustana

Premier 17 Gold (Ranked #2 by NPV in 17s)

#1 Kelsey O’Connell. 6’3, MH – Omaha Marian – a junior with multiple D1 offers

#5 Elena Melendez   5’9 OH – Papillion LaVista – a junior with multiple offers

Elite 171 KO (Ranked #3 by NPV in 17s)

#8 Maddie Bruder – Norris – a junior with multiple offers

#11 Ashley Knight – Elkhorn South – a junior with D1 offers

#2 Megan Wickey – Omaha Concordia – a junior committed to Ohio State

Nebraska ONE Swatteam

#1 Jordan Lempka – Sterling – Midland University

Southwest Iowa 3rd Degree


Saturday, Jan. 25

Elite Sports and Fitness Classic 12 Gold 13 Gold 14 Gold

Bronco Showdown 12 Silver 13 Silver 14/15 Silver

Spikes Challenge 13 Silver 14 Silver

The Oasis January Snowflake 12 Silver 13 Silver

Sunday, Jan. 26

Blue Streak II 17/18 Silver

Elite Sports and Fitness Classic 13 Silver 15 Silver 16 Silver

Birthday Bash 12 & 14 Silver

Bronco Showdown 16/17/18 Silver

NWU Snowflake 15 Silver 16 Silver

Spikes Challenge 12 Silver 13 Silver 14 Silver

Premier Classic 15 Gold 16 Gold 17 Gold 18 Gold

The Oasis January Snowflake 17 Silver