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The Rainmakers announced today that they have extended contracts to 24 players following the bulk of their tryout process.
The Seattle Rainmakers have made verbal contract agreements with twenty-four players and hope to announce their final 2016 roster this week.
Of the twenty-four players that were offered verbal contracts, half are returning players for the Rainmakers. The other twelve players are rookies to the team, but some are familiar faces to the Northwest Ultimate scene and the MLU. Three of those rookies will be practice players, working with the team to prepare for games during weekly practices.
Coaches Fiona McKibben and Kate Kingery will be evaluating two other potential Rainmakers at extended tryouts this week.
The Rainmakers have a core of returning players. They will look to add fresh talent to the team for a great 2016 season. The Rainmakers had a 5-5 season in 2015, but upset the heavily favorited Portland Stags to win the Western Conference Championship, before falling to the Boston Whitecaps in the 2015 MLU Championship in Philadelphia.
Rusty Brown, general manager of the Rainmakers, said that he hopes to have contracts signed by the end of the week. Look for more information about the finalized team roster soon!