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Steam release second depth chart of 2016; Demery gets RB nod

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Brittney Demery has been named as the No. 1 RB by Steam head coach Dane Robinson for the 2016 season. Image courtesy Tony Villatoro/Toro Photo.

The most recent Atlanta Steam depth chart, released by head coach Dane Robinson on Monday, reflects evaluations following the weekend minicamp. The chart, the second released for the 2016 season, has few changes from the first. While the practices did much to solidify some positions there are battles at tight end on the offensive side of the ball as well as defensive end (L), cornerback (L and R), and free safety on the defensive side. 

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Coach Robinson says rookie Brianna Brown (black top) has impressed him so much that she may make the 14 player active roster. Image courtesy Tony Villatoro/Toro Photo.  

Brittney Demery has earned the starting running back job, but Coach Robinson says that she will not be an every-down back because she will also be starting on the defensive side of the ball. Robinson said that her “athleticism, speed, power, and ability to read defenses and find a hole has cemented her as our go to RB leading into the season.”

Veterans Coco Montgomery and Adrian Purnell will split time at tight end as Robinson plans to rotate the duo to lessen fatigue. He will go with the player that has the “hot hand” and the better match up.

“We couldn't be happier with both competing hard at that position and both being incredible viable options for us.”



Arryana Barton was the No.2 guard in the previous depth chart, but has been moved to tight end where she is No. 3 behind Montgomery and Purnell.  


Rookie Brianna Brown has impressed the Steam coaching staff over the last month so much that the hometown girl now holds down the No. 2 spot at guard. Brown also jumped from No. 4 in the Middle of the D to No. 2. Robinson speaks highly of the natural talent Brown brings to the field:




“Brown is making a case to be included in our active 14. She has never played football before, but that has shown to be an advantage for her because she has not come in with any bad habits.”



The third-yeard head coach went on to say that “Because of her tenacity and size, she can play on both sides of the line of scrimmage which may mean she finds her way on the field playing come June 3rd as a true rookie.”

Kimm Chase was not included in the February chart, but is now No. 2 at the right DE slot.

Steam Depth Chart (3/1/2016)


QB: Dakota Hughes, Heather Hudson, Oreonna Taylor (R)

RB: Brittany Demery, Jessie Locklear, Tiara Elvin (R)/Santia Deck (R)/Amanda Ruller

WR (X): Lauran Ziegler, Coco Montgomery, Angela Fusaro (R)

WR (Z): Theresa Petrizulio, Heather Hudson, Angela Fusaro (R)

TE (Y): Coco Montgomery/Adrian Purnell, Arryana Barton, Danielle Dicaterino (R)

G: Sharlene Fuller, Brianna Brown (R), Adrianna Smith (R)

C: Dina Wojowski, Pia Perry, Adrianna Smith (R)


M: Dina Wojowoski, Brianna Brown (R), Leanne Hardin/Pia Perry

DE (L): Sharlene Fuller/Coco Montgomery, Arryana Barton (R), Adrianna Smith (R)

DE (R): Brittany Demery, Kimm Chase/K. Bryant,

CB (L): Keyon Harrison/Alfye Gore, Carolyn Wright, Mari Young

CB (R): Heather Hudson/Lauran Ziegler, Brooke Barnhill

SS: Adrian Purnell, Theresa Petrizulio, Sharlene Fuller

FS: Lauran Ziegler/Heather Hudson, Alfye Gore


Veterans Amanda Ruller and Kimm Chase are both on the most recent depth chart after their participation in the upcoming season was confirmed. Ruller is rehabbing an injury and should be ready by the season opener while Chase reversed her decision not to play this season. Leanne Hardin has rejoined the team in an effort to make the roster, and is currently No. 3 in the fight for the M slot.


Steam players will be making a public appearance this Saturday at the Taco Mac at Perimeter Center. Steammates will arrive at 9 p.m. Come meet and mingle with your 2016 Atlanta Steam.

Join the Atlanta Steam News Facebook Page for player chat, news, pictures and more.


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