Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
|Lehigh Valley Steelhawks|
|Team history||Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (2011-present)|
|Based in||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania|
Black, Gold, White
|Owner(s)||Glenn W. Clark|
|Head coach||Chris Thompson|
|General Manager||Michael Clark|
|Dancers||Precious Metal Dance Team|
The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are an indoor football team based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. They are members of the National Conference in the Professional Indoor Football League. The Steelhawks began play as an expansion team in the Indoor Football League in the 2011. The Steelhawks are the Lehigh Valley's second indoor football team, following the defunct Lehigh Valley Outlawz of the Continental Indoor Football League (2005–2008). Both teams played their home games at Stabler Arena. The owner of the Steelhawks is Glenn Clark. The Steelhawks play their home games at Stabler Arena.
In July, 2010, the Indoor Football League (IFL) announced that there would be an expansion franchise placed in Lehigh Valley for the 2011 season. It was also announced that the team would be owned by Glenn W. Clark, a Wilmington, Delaware businessman. Later in July the team announced that they had named Dan Kuhn as the team's general manager and would be holding a "Name The Team" contest was held to choose a name for the organization. Over 700 names were submitted and the top five were chosen by management. These names were Vipers, Ironmen, Blast, Gamblers, and Steelhawks. Fans were then asked to vote on the name they thought would be best for the team with over 70% of the votes being cast for Steelhawks. Brooke Trautwein, the fan who submitted the Steelhawks name, was given a prize package that included season tickets and Steelhawks' merchandise.
Regular Season Schedule
|Final Score||Team Record|
|1||February 26 (Sat)||7:00pm||@ Reading Express||L 26-33||0-1|
|2||March 5 (Sat)||7:05pm||@ Richmond Revolution||W 41-38||1-1|
|4||March 19 (Sat)||7:00pm||Richmond Revolution||L 45-48 (OT)||1-2|
|6||April 1 (Fri)||7:30pm||@ Reading Express||L 58-63||1-3|
|7||April 9 (Sat)||7:05pm||Bloomington Extreme||L 16-30||1-4|
|8||April 16 (Sat)||7:05pm||Chicago Slaughter||L 27-52||1-5|
|9||April 23 (Sat)||7:05pm||Reading Express||L 37-40||1-6|
|10||April 30 (Sat)||7:00pm
|@ La Crosse Spartans||L 0-51||1-7|
|11||May 8 (Sun)||4:00pm||Reading Express||L 14-51||1-8|
|12||May 14 (Sat)||7:05pm||@ Richmond Revolution||W 38-35||2-8|
|13||May 21 (Sat)||7:05pm||Fairbanks Grizzlies||W 37-28||3-8|
|14||May 28 (Sat)||7:00pm||Richmond Revolution||W 46-38||4-8|
|15||June 4 (Sat)||7:30pm
|@ Green Bay Blizzard||L 25-61||4-9|
|16||June 11 (Sat)||7:00pm
|@ La Crosse Spartans||L 22-27||4-10|
|2011 Atlantic Division|
|y Reading Express||8||6||0||0.571||525||516||7-1||---||L1|
|Lehigh Valley Steelhawks||4||10||0||0.286||432||595||3-5||4.0||L2|
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
|Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (IFL)|
|2012||6||8||0||4th United||Lost United Conference Semi-final 21-79 vs. Storm|
|Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (PIFL)|
|2013||7||5||0||2nd PIFL||Lost PIFL Semi-final 40-44 vs. Raiders|
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks roster
Failure to Report - Exmpt
Rookies in italics
Awards and honors
The following is a list of all Steelhawks players who have won league awards:
|2013||Thomas Gilson||Wide Receiver||Offensive Rookie of the Year|
- "Indoor Football League set to introduce a Lehigh Valley-based franchise". www.lehighvalleylive.com. PennLive LLC. July 7, 2010. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- Keith Groller (July 22, 2010). "New team tabs 'Dynamite' as its GM, but still needs nickname". www.mcall.com. The Morning Call. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- Alyssa Young (August 26, 2010). "Lehigh Valley Steelhawks is name of new Indoor Football League team". www.lehighvalleylive.com. PennLive LLC. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- "Steelhawks moving for 2013 season". www.mcall.com. The Morning Call. August 8, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
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