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New York hosted their second and final tryout this past Saturday at Pier 40 in Manhattan.
Approximately 50 players returned for the second tryout Saturday morning, looking to make the team and fill the remaining spots on the 2014 New York Rumble roster. Rumble Head Coach Anthony Nuñez and General Manager Michelle Kondracki were on hand to evaluate the talent pool to see who would make the final cut.
The second tryout took place at Pier 40 in Manhattan, beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m. and lasted until 10:00 a.m. Unlike the first tryout, players split off into groups of handlers and cutters to focus on specific skills related to each position.
Head Coach Anthony Nuñez led the team through different drills including a mini game, a deep throwing drill and a full squad scrimmage, allowing the players to showcase their individual talents.
Many returning players put forth a major effort to show that they deserved a spot while some newcomers also stood out and left coaches impressed, including rookies Marques Brownlee and John Wodatch, the younger brother of D.C. Current star Jeff Wodatch.
“I have full faith in our team going to the championship,” said General Manager Kondracki. “We have acquired more depth this year and have great athletes. This is going to be an amazing year for the Rumble. We had several talented players at tryouts, which will make this team very hard to pick.
“While this is a very hard team to put together I cannot wait until April 12th to see all this hard work come to the field. I really think we will surprise a lot of teams and fans,” said Kondracki.