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Steelhawks First Female Coach Added to Ranks2

Coach Locust to Oversee Linebacker’s

Allentown, PA: The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are proud to announce the addition of their first female coach to their staff. Coach Lori “Lo” Locust will join the organization to work with the Hawks Linebacker’s in 2017.

Coach Lo was born in Philadelphia and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Susquehanna Township school district, where she is entering her eighth season of coaching, as the Assistant Varsity Defensive Line Coach. She worked with the Central Penn Capitals of the AIF last season as their Defensive Line Coach. Locust has also been a part of the Central Penn Piranha staff that won a league and Semi-Pro National Championship; working with their offensive and defensive lines. Locust turned to coaching after playing four years of women’s semi-pro and suffering a career ending injury.

She works as a Field Marketing Underwriter for Synergy Comp out of Sharon, PA. She has two sons, Alex (26 years old) who will graduate from San Francisco State grad school program in May, and Bryce (19 years old) who is in his sophomore year at Penn State. In her downtime she enjoys being outdoors hiking or biking.

“We are very excited to add Coach Lo’s knowledge and experiences to our coaching staff. We’ve had the pleasure of coaching against her last season when she was a part of the Central Penn Capitals staff and then with her over the last couple months assisting with our open tryouts. She is very passionate about this great sport and we feel she fits right in with the rest of us as we strive to reach our 6th straight post season appearance and a National Arena League Championship.”

Training camp begins Sunday, February 26th for the Steelhawks. It will wrap up with the Annual Lehigh Valley Health Network Black and Vegas Gold Scrimmage on Saturday, March 11th. A full camp schedule will be announced at a later date.

Individual Steelhawks game tickets will go on sale January 23rd. Steelhawks’ 2017 season tickets are on sale now with packages starting as low as $48! All Steelhawks’ games are played on Embassy Bank Field inside the PPL Center in Allentown.

Stay up to date with the Steelhawks by visiting the team website at www.LVSteelhawks.com.


The Steelhawks are a PROFESSIONAL Arena Football team that plays inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA. Season ticket packages start as low as $8 per game (or $48 for the full season) and games are an exciting event for people of the Lehigh Valley to attend on weekend nights.

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes five hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem and one in Hazleton, Pa.; 13 health centers caring for communities in five counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the region, provides care in 28 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Health Network has been recognized by US News & World Report for 20 consecutive years as one of America’s Best Hospitals and is a national Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing. Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the region to have been selected as a National Cancer Center Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP, 2010-14). Additional information is available at lvhn.org and by following us on facebook.com/LVHealthNetwork and twitter.com/LVHN.

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