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STEELHAWKS SIGN ADDITIONAL TALENT FOR 2017

Steelhawks Sign Additional Talent for 2017More Veterans and Rookies Join the Ranks

Allentown, PA: The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are excited to announce the addition of four talented players to their training camp roster. Veteran arena player Defensive Linemen Alim “Abe” Koroma (6’4”, 310lbs, Penn State); and rookies OL Matt Campion (6’6, 350lbs, University of Albany), and DB’s Eddy Umeh (6’2, 213lbs, Humboldt St.) and Reggie McMillan (5’11, 190lbs, Lincoln) are part of Lehigh Valley’s most recent transactions.

Koroma was signed to the ’Hawks roster last preseason but spent the 2016 campaign playing in the AFL for the Cleveland Gladiators where he recorded two sacks.

After the Philadelphia Soul signed All-League OL David Osei, Lehigh Valley’s new offensive lineman, Campion has big shoes to fill. The 6’6”, 350lb Guard will look to compete for a spot in front of talented Quarterback Warren Smith and Ray Wagner.

The Steelhawks also added depth at defensive back with the addition of Umeh and McMillan. Umeh has arena experience after previously playing in the PIFL for the Trenton Freedom. In his 2012 season at Lincoln, McMillan tallied 36 tackles and an interception.

Head Coach Chris Thompson commented on the Steelhawks roster so far. “We recently had our first ever private invite only workout and it paid off for us big time as 40-50 invited players showed up. It allowed us to take another closer look at many guys that are on our board for the upcoming season and we were able to work with and sign big OL Matt Campion from it and there could be a couple more from it as well. Getting Alim, Reggie, and Eddy is also very exciting as two of them are veterans and proven players in this game and we feel Reggie is on the rise as a young rookie. Our camp roster is just about solidified and full of veterans and some rookies that we are all excited about. We can’t wait to work with each of them and watch everyone compete for their spot once camp starts on February 26th.”

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.

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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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