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Quarterback Dakota Hughes will lead the Atlanta offensive attack for the third consective year. Image courtesy Tony Villatoro/Toro Photo.   

Head coach Dane Robinson led the Atlanta Steam onto the field for the final sessions of the preseason last weekend with veterans fighting to keep their starting jobs and rookies fighting to make the roster. After evaluating the player performances over the last month, Robinson and his experienced staff made the final decisions about which athletes would wear the red and black this season. As expected, the final roster includes several new faces.

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Brittany Demery will be the "go-to" back for the Steam this season. Image courtesy Tony Villatoro/Toro Photo.

LFL rosters consist of 20 players, 14 of which are listed as “Active” for each game on a week to week basis. Robinson has 13 players that, if healthy, will be active every week. There are three players that will be competing for the 14th spot on the game day active list while the remaining four players will fill out the practice squad and be available and ready if needed due to injuries.

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Brianna Brown is the only rookie to be named to the regualr Active List by third-year head coach Dane Robinson. Image courtesy Tony Villatoro/Toro Photo.

2016 Atlanta Steam

13 Regular “Active” in red; 3 “On the Bubble” in black; 4 PS in green

Brianna Brown (R) LB/G

Brittany Demery DE/RB

Sharlene Fuller G/DE

Alfye Gore CB/FS

Leanne Hardin SS/M

Keyon Harrison CB

Dakota Hughes QB

Coco Montgomery TE/DE

Pia Perry C/DE

Theresa Petrizullio WR/SS

Adrian Purnell SS/TE

Dina Wojowski C/MLB

Lauran Ziegler WR/CB

Jessie Locklear RB/WR

Amanda Ruller RB/WR

Brooke Barnhill CB/WR

Tiara Elvin (R) RB

Arryana Barton (R) TE/DE

Danielle Dicaterino (R) G/DE

Angela Eliason WR

In addition to the official league roster, Robinson named five players that will be included as a part of the practice squad. Those players are Mari Young (CB), Adrianna Smith (DE/G), Oreonna Taylor (QB), Santia Deck (RB), and Carolyn Wright (CB). Smith, Taylor, and Deck are LFL rookies.

With four of the 20 players on the final roster being rookies and five that will be playing their first season with Atlanta, Steam fans will have some new faces and names to learn.

Roster Notes

Brianna Brown is the only of the four rookies on the 20-player roster to be named to the regular “Active” list.

The on again, off again season of Kimm Chase seems to be off again.

Amanda Ruller is recovering from an injury, but is expected to be ready for the Steam season opener so she is one of the “On the Bubble” players for the 14-player active list.


Brittany Morgan (pictured above) was Atlanta's first QB (2013), but Hughes (pictured below) took the reigns in 2014 and hopes to take the Eastern Conference title back Atlanta lost to Chicago last season.

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After six seasons covering pro sports as a credentialed writer/photogrpaher in the Atlanta area, Mike began covering Gwinnett County High School sports in 2013 which led to the launch of GSR is a site that highlights prep and youth sports in Gwinnett County. While baseball. basketball, and football receive the majority of the attention, GSR will include updates and news on a variety of sports across the county.

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