Friday, December 21, 2012

Saginaw Sting Invite 21 From Tryout To Camp

The Saginaw Sting held their second, and last, open try-out for the 2013 season roster this past Saturday. The try-out was held at the Perani Arena in Flint and over 40 prospects from across the country came to showcase their talents. Each player was physically tested in a number of drills put on by the Saginaw Sting staff.
Each player presented their skills in front of head coach Fred Townsend and his coaching staff. At the end of the day, 21 players were invited to training camp in January. This brings the training-camp total to 29 players competing for open roster spots during camp. The Sting also signed on two players, Nate Samas and Andre McCauley, to join the Sting roster for the 2013 season.
Nate Samas played quarterback in 2012 for the Evansville Rage. Fred Townsend reminisced on last year's season contest against the Rage. "When we played against him last year, I felt he was one of the top quarterbacks in the league. He is a dual threat, and he was the hardest quarterback to prepare for last year because of his ability to run."
Andre McCauley played for the Troy Fighting Irish in upstate New York, a member of the Northeastern Football Alliance. Playing as a receiver and running back for the Irish he went on to earn the NFA Sunshine Bowl Game MVP in 2011 and 2012. He will play with the Irish against the Western Michigan Force in the USFA National Championship Game January 19th, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
Coach Townsend was really excited to see Andre's performance at the try-out. "I believe he will be as exciting as C.J. Tarver on the field. He will be one of our top players this year, being utilized in many different positions. I can't wait to see him run the football."
The additional players invited to camp from the December 15th tryout include: Daryl Gooden, Antwon Simmons, James Falls, Calvin Pureifoy, Brant Brooks, Jeffrey Brush, Joe Makowski, Shuan Hladki, Ryan Kantola, Kyle Zabel, Ryan Janer, Jakendall Brown, Joshua Federspiel, James Bandy, Breck Chandler, Michael LeGrow, Damion Horton, Loren Wiechmann and David Akins.
This Sting's home opener is February 8th at The Dow Event Center with a 7:30PM kickoff. Single game tickets will go on sale January 3rd and start at only $10. Season tickets are on sale now and are available at The Dow Box Office or by calling 989.759.1330.

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