Rochester Lancers

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Full nameRochester Lancers
Nickname(s)RLancers
Short nameLancers
Founded2015
StadiumAquinas Institute & Dome Arena, Rochester, New York
Owner
  • Doug Miller
  • Salvatore "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo
CoachDoug Miller Adam Schwartz
LeagueNPSL, MASL, UWS
20173rd, Great Lakes East
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The Rochester Lancers (formerly known as Rochester River Dogz FC) are an American soccer team based in Rochester, New York. The Original Lancers were founded in 1967, were brought back in 2011 as an indoor team and then joined the NPSL in 2016. The team plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Midwest Region. The team play its home games at the Aquinas Institute's Wegmans Stadium.

The team rebranded as the Rochester Lancers in April 2017.[1]

About[edit]

The Rochester River Dogz Football Club were accepted to play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in November 2015. The River Dogz won their inaugural game 1-0 against FC Buffalo. The River Dogz finished the regular season with a 3-4-3 record. The River Dogz were owned by Marc Mandell and Nick Mojsovski. In 2017 Doug Miller joined the group and convinced Salvatore "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo to be part owner and let the group use the Rochester Lancers name and logo. The Lancers celebrated their 50th year in 2017 with the return of the outdoor Lancers in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and the new Lady Lancers in the United Women's Soccer League (UWS). The 2017 both Lancers outdoor teams played at the Charlie Schiano Field at The Aquinas Institute. Due to renovations at Aquinas the teams moved to the Marina Auto Stadium for the 2018 season. The team was formed in the NASL in 1967. The team played from 1967-1980. In 2009 SoccerSam purchased the Lancers name and logo for his soccer collection and to pay tribute to the Legends and pioneers of American soccer. In 2011, SoccerSam introduced the indoor Lancers as part of the MISL which became the MASL. Lancers indoor soccer brought back many familiar Rochester soccer favorites, including Doug Miller who was the team's leading scorer for the first three seasons and then became the head coach in the final year. After the 2015 season the team went into hiatus due to issues with the NYS insurance fund.[2]

Stadium[edit]

The Lancers' home field is Wegmans Stadium at the Aquinas Institute, although they played in Marina Auto Stadium for the 2018 season. [3]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Record Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2016 4 NPSL 3-4-3 4th, Midwest-Great Lakes East Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify
2017 4 NPSL 6-4-2 3rd, Midwest-Great Lakes East Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify
2018 4 NPSL 6-3-3 3rd, Midwest-Great Lakes East Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify
2019 4 NPSL 6-2-2 2nd, Midwest-Great Lakes East Midwest Region Semifinal Did Not Qualify

Players[edit]

2017 Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK William Banahene
28 United States DF Jake Schindler (Captain)
14 United States DF Alex Harling
16 United States DF Anthony Rozzano
7 United States DF Tim Crawford
9 England FW Will Stone
22 Brazil MF Rafael Godoi
4 Republic of Ireland DF Dean Byrne
5 United States MF Jared Toth
10 Scotland MF Ben Allan
24 United States MF Matthew Tucker
11 United States MF Lukas Fernandes
12 United States MF Sammy Wasson
13 United States MF August Finn
No. Position Player
United States DF Nikkye De Point
15 United States MF Austin Gerber
23 Republic of Ireland DF Glenn Holmes
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Zikret Osmic
18 Ghana FW Isaac Kissi
25 United States MF Jesse Toth
3 United States MF Antonio Manfut
2 United States FW John Imwalle
29 United States DF Jayme Kapinos
United States FW Dominic Coco
20 United States FW Mitchell Brickman
17 England FW Sam Jiggins
30 United States GK Joey Kapinos
1 United States GK Tyler Brew

2020 Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
00 United States GK Brian Wilkin
1 United States GK John Ciavaglia
2 Brazil MF Rafael Godoi
3 United States FW David Wright
4 United States MF Gary Boughton
5 United States MF Sean Hantes
6 Ukraine MF Bogdan Yatsishin
7 United States DF Tim Crawford
9 United States MF Dan Reger
10 England FW Michael Cunningham
11 United States DF Anthony Rozzano
12 United States FW Darryl Potter
No. Position Player
13 United States MF Frankie Ciliberto
14 United States FW Alex Harling
15 United States FW Austin Gerber
16 United States FW Andriy Demydiv
17 United States FW Peter DiLorenzo
18 United States MF Bryan Wolanski
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Zikert Osmic
21 United States MF Matt D'Amico
22 Brazil GK Marcelo Moreira
23 United States MF Jeremy Ortiz
24 United States MF August Finn
25 United States DF Jake Reed
27 Peru DF Diego Mayanga
31 United States DF Jeremy Loncao
35 United States GK Christian Esposito
19 United States FW Doug Miller

Note: Roster up-to-date as of September 6, 2018.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rochester River Dogz FC Rebrands as Rochester Lancers". National Premier Soccer League. April 8, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "National Premier Soccer League". Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "RIVER DOGZ REBRAND – National Premier Soccer League".
  4. ^ "Rochester Lancers".

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