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24 Women Pass Final Round To Form 2007 Manchester Wolves Lady Wolf Pack Dance Team

February 4, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

Over 200 people gathered around and above the Four Seasons Court area within the two-leveled Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, N.H. to see 30 aspiring dancers put to the test in hopes of making the 2007 Manchester Wolves Lady Wolf Pack dance team, but when the music stopped only 24 of them prevailed.

The 2007 Manchester Wolves dance team consists of a number of girls from last year's squad, University of New Hampshire dance team members, Miss New Hampshire contestants and even one former Patriots cheerleader. The team is as follows:

Christy Dunn ( Laconia, NH) Brooke Bowlin (Goffstown, NH) Bridget Wickes (Boston, MA)

Cara Silva (Londonderry , NH) Elana Pierro (N. Hampton, NH) Jennifer Cantino (Boston, MA)

Debbie Molloy ( Manchester, NH) Rebecca Waitt (Londonderry, NH) Lindsey Watson (Hillsborough, NH)

Alyssa Vachon ( Somersworth, NH) Erica Gilbert (Laconia, NH) Christina Tonas (Manchester, NH)

Michelle Dupont ( Deering, NH) Elise Favreau (Manchester, NH) Brianna Kounelas (Bedford, NH)

Angela Snow (Manchester, NH) Leah Gerrette (Boston, MA) Holly Anderson Laconia, NH)

Amber Gamache (Weare, NH) Sarah Senna (Tewksbury, MA Jessica Lencki (Goffstown, NH)

Erika Lambie (N. Reading, MA) Maria Salanitro (Gilford, NH) Kim Vallee (Goffstown, NH)

"I think we've formed a very strong team for the 2007 season," said Lady Wolf Pack Choreographer Heidi Sullivan-Laroche. "We can't wait to get things started, we have a lot of new talent and this year our goal is to finally get that coveted first place dance team award."

The Wolves Lady Wolf Pack dance team has taken home the "Third Best Dance Team" award in the arenafootball2 league in 2004 and 2005, while also earning the "Best NH Dance Team" award by NH Magazine in 2005.

The tryout, the team's fourth, was conducted by Sullivan-Laroche, owner of Dance Visions Network and a former New England Patriots cheerleader. Lady Wolf Pack Coordinator Michelle Gagnon and Lady Wolf Pack captain Debbie Molloy, also assisted with the routines. Molloy and Gagnon, sisters and former New England Patriots Cheerleaders, have been the Lady Wolf Pack dance team captains since the Wolves came into town in 2004. Manchester Wolves radio announcer Dick "the voice" Lutsk emceed the event.

A group of local area celebrities made up the panel of judges including Charlie Sherman (610AM WGIR), Patti Foxx (WZID), Pete Tarrier (WGAM), Sapna Pathak (The Neighborhood News), Cynthia Harrington (NH State Dept.), Patty Vilela (Former New England Patriots Cheerleader), Nick Carpinelli (Rock 101), George Copadis (Dept. of Labor), Quinn Kingston (New England Patriots Cheerleader) and " Blitz," the Wolves official mascot.

"This event is always a great kick off for our season and really gets people ready for the Manchester Wolves," said Wolves General Manager Angelo Mazzella. "Heidi and Michelle did a great job today, the fans came out in great numbers and stayed the whole two hours to show their support, I can't wait for the home opener on April 21, against Fort Wayne!"

Three members of the 2007 Manchester Wolves arenafootball2 team (Shawn Brady, Jarrail Jackson and Ari Confesor) were also on hand at the event signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Don't miss the Wolves fourth season of hard-hitting arenafootball2 action on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. For more information on the Manchester Wolves, fans can contact the Wolves office at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at www.manchesterwolves.com .

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