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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Nebraska Thunder Gold

July 17, 2020, 2:59 p.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2020 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, Okla.

Meet the Nebraska Thunder Gold, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Nebraska, Head Coach Luke Olson breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2020 roster.


Team: Nebraska Thunder Gold

Home State: Nebraska

Head Coach: Luke Olson

Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time GOLD Nationals Participant

Twitter: @Coach_Olson


How long has this team been together: Two years.

Returning players from 2019: 10

Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: USA Memorial Day Champions 2019, Team 1 Nationals Champions 2019, Top Gun Discovery Champions 2020, 5th place finish in Demarini Invite 2020.”

What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: “Pitching."

What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 GOLD National Championship: “Competing.”

What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at GOLD Nationals: “Competing."