Salvatores Old Fashioned Pizzeria
Blue Rock Energy
Dick Ide Familiy of Dealerships
Dunkin Donuts
The Distillery
Stokes & Visca, CPA

Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport Zweigles Total Sports Experience
Valenti Sports World Gym Doug Miller Family Sports Park Dr. Vincent Vella, DDS
Health Source Chiropractic Sun Tan City, formerly Golden Tans Bill Gray's
Cellino & Barnes Hillside Ehline Law Firm PC - Accident Attorneys Logo Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial
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Christopher Wilmot

Board of Directors

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Christopher Wilmot Chris Wilmot, a Rochester native, is a former Monroe County Legislator, Co-Producer of two Hollywood films, Executive Producer of an independent South African film, and a Journalist for, and Publisher of the Rochester-based online political watchdog website, the

Chris' life-long love of soccer began as a child playing soccer in the Pittsford School District. He has been a season ticket holder of the Rochester Rhinos since the team was formed in 1996. Chris watched many Lancer games in Holleder Stadium in the mid to late 1970's, including the locally famous game when Pelé and the Cosmos came to town during the 1977 playoffs. Chris has attended two World Cups, seeing two matches in Germany in 2006 and four matches in Michigan in 1994. He is a former co-owner of the Rochester Rhinos (2006-07). Chris currently resides in Pittsford, NY with his life partner Kathy Goll. He is a graduate of St. John Fisher College.

Chris proudly served for 10 years as a Monroe County Legislator, directly representing 25,000 residents in the 21st Legislative District comprising southeastern Rochester(1996-2005). During his tenure, he introduced legislation to help improve educational opportunities for low-income children in the Rochester City School District, and offered assistance to help provide affordable day-care for low income working parents. During his 10 years in office, he voted on the appropriation of over $9.3 billion, on behalf of 730,000 Monroe County residents.

Chris, a movie aficionado, began financing Hollywood productions in 2003 with his first venture Lost, starring actor Dean Cain, which had a limited theatrical release in the Los Angeles area. Lost also aired on the Encore Action Network, and is available on DVD. In 2006, Chris helped finance, and was a co-producer for the movie Jam, featuring actors Marianne Jean-Baptist, Alex Rocco (Moe Green in The Godfather), and JefferyDean Morgan. Jam recently played on Showtime and The Movie Channel (TMC) networks, and is also available on DVD. His most recent film project, Lucky, a touchingstory of a young South African orphan, is currently competing in international film festivals, and is projected to release worldwide in the spring of 2012.

Chris served on the board of the James P. Wilmot Foundation, for cancer research,from 1986-1996. A few years later, he was appointed to the board of Farm WorkerLegal Services of New York State, helping fight for the rights of migrant farm workers.In 2007, Chris was motivated to establish his news and political watchdog publication,the, to provide a more honest, non-partisan, candid news alternative to fill the void left by Rochester's mainstream media. His investigativejournalism offers unique governmental and political insights, and insider analysis.

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Salvatore "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo


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SoccerSam FantauzzoSoccerSam was born and raised in Rochester, NY and fell in love with the great game of soccer in 1970 at the age of 10. Sam began playing that year with the Rochester Juniors and his uncle Al Oliveri took him to his first Lancers game. Sam has been an avid fan of Indoor and Outdoor American Soccer ever since and continues to play.

IFSL 1985-2000: SoccerSam took over as commissioner of the Irondequoit Fall Soccer League (IFSL) in 1985. This 20 team league offered Fall soccer to some of the best former Pro players, college coaches and this areas best local players. In 1994, an all-star team traveled to Agropoli, Italy and won an adult tournament. Sam and his board organized several international trips.

SoccerSam TV Show 1994-2006: In 1994, Sam started America's first weekly soccer TV show called "The SoccerSam Show" on Irondequoit cable access. This weekly show featured the IFSL all stars, trips to Italy and the first Rochester Lancers reunion game and award banquet. The show covered local youth and adult soccer, including section V soccer and local teams competing in the US Open Cup. The show went weekly on the WB network. Sam interviewed some of the greatest names in the history of soccer on this show including Pelé and Mia Hamm. 1995: The Rochester Rhinos were introduced and the focus of the show became making the Rhinos a success. The Rhinos became the most successful team in the history of American Soccer and many attribute the success of the team to the show. The show will return soon!

Kick This! The SoccerSam Radio Show 1995-Present: This weekly radio show started in 1995 and several local soccer celebrities helped host the show. The show's focus is local soccer and covers only American Soccer! Jeff DiVeronica of the Democrat & Chronicle has hosted this show with Sam for years, James Weise is the News Director, Rich Jones is the Producer and Mike Moran is the Webmaster.

The Rochester Rhinos 1996-2009: Sam was the assistant to the GM since day one of the Rochester Rhinos. Sam took care of selling tickets, sponsorship, trades and most of the game day ideas for the early days of the Rhinos. Sam was part of the Rhinos radio team for years and introduced the Post Game Call-In Show. In 2008, under new owner Rob Clark, Sam became the Team President and helped rebuild attendance, sponsorship sales and new concessions.


  • 1996: Section V Committee "Media Award"
  • 2000: Town of Irondequoit "15 Years of Leadership"
  • 2002: Press Radio Club "Charlie Wagner Award"
  • 2005: County of Monroe "Outstanding Asset Builder"
  • 2005: Section V Committee "Media Award"
  • 2008: Eastridge High School "Hall of Fame"
  • 2010: Frontier Field "Walk of Fame"
  • 2011: Camp Good Days "Ring of Honor"
  • 2013: Italian Civic League "Outstanding Citizen Award"

Salvatore's: Salvatore "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo is the Founder and CEO of Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria. In 1978, Sam took a High School project and opened the first Salvatore's location. Today there are 30 locations throughout Monroe County. The Salvatore's Pizza Family employs over 1,000 Rochesterians.

Sam is married to Linda Fantauzzo and resides in Webster with his children Salvatore II, Roxanna, Silvio and two grandchildren Santino and Salvatore III.

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Rochester Lancers Coaching & Medical Staff

Rey Martinez

Assistant Coach

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Rey “Boom Boom” Martinez brings his indoor experience and an infectious personality to the Rochester Lancers again!. Rey’s playing career began in his native Cuba before he defected to the United States during the 2002 Gold Cup after earning 17 caps for the Cuban National Team. From there, Rey has played in MLS (Colorado Rapids), the USL (Rochester Rhinos, Carolina RailHawks, and Real Maryland Monarchs), and the MISL (Baltimore Blast, NJ Ironmen, and Philadelphia KiXX), including over three seasons with the Rochester Rhinos. Rey’s experience and knowledge of the game will be a great asset to the 2014-15 coaching staff.

Rey “Boom Boom” Martinez …. Rey’s playing career began in his native Cuba before he defected to the United States during the 2002 Gold Cup, after earning 17 caps for the Cuban National Team. From there, Rey signed with the Colorado Rapids in MLS. When he joined the team in 2004, he became the first Cuban player to play in MLS. Rey has played in the USL with the Carolina Railhawks, Real Maryland Monarchs and including more than three seasons with the Rochester Rhinos. Martinez spent the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons with the Lancers as a player.  In two seasons, he accumulated 16 assists, 34 total points, and 20 blocks.  He has over nine years of indoor experience, spending time with the St Louis Steamers, Baltimore Blast, New Jersey Ironmen, and the Philadelphia Kixx.  He won the MISL championship with the Blast in 2008. He also spent time with the Syracuse Silver Knights last season as Player/Coach. 

Before his defection, Martinez was an important player for the Cuban national team, earning 17 caps in the Gold Cup, Copa Caribe, and Pan American Games.

Doug Miller

President of Team Operations/Head Coach

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Rochester soccer icon, and former Lancers player Doug Miller is the Head Coach of the team.

The 45 year old brings 13 years of professional indoor playing experience to the turf. Miller got his first professional indoor contract in 1991, with the Baltimore Blast. Since, he has scored nearly 450 career indoor goals playing for Baltimore, Harrisburg, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Rochester. He is also the all-time leading goal scorer in Rochester Rhinos history.  Miller holds his USSF A License and the US Youth National License and has been coaching for the past 20 years.  He continues to be an ambassador of the sport of soccer as he continues to build his youth soccer program in Rochester NY.

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Miller was the first pick in the 1991 MISL draft by the Kansas City Comets. The team folded before the start of the season, and Miller moved to the Baltimore Blast. When the MISL dissolved in 1992, he joined the Harrisburg Heat of the NPSL. After two seasons, he was traded to the Cleveland Crunch, where he won the NPSL championship with the team in 1994 and 1996. He played in the USISL with the New York Fever in 1994.

Miller signed with the Buffalo Blizzard of the NPSL, and would balance both the Rhinos (outdoor) and the Blizzard (indoor). He signed a four year contract with the Blizzard after leading the team in scores for the 1996-97 season. He earned first team All Star and league MVP honors. In 1998, Miller led the NPSL in scoring with 102 goals, again being recognized as first team All Star. Miller continued with the Blizzard until 2001.

Miller came out of retirement to play for the Rochester Lancers in 2011. In the 2011-12 season, he scored 25 goals, earned 66 points and was named Team MVP. He led the Lancers and the MISL in scoring during the 2012-2013 season with 102 points including 44 goals and 11 assists and was named the 2012-2013 MISL MVP. During the 2013/2014 Lancers season, Miller scored 26 points.

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Miller signed with the Rochester Raging Rhinos in 1996, and his team went to both the league and U.S. Open Cup finals, but couldn't clinch a victory. He was recognized as a first team All Star. Miller helped lead the Rhinos to a victory in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title. He earned MVP honors and scored the game-winning goal. He left the Rhinos in 1999. He joined the Hershey Wildcats of the A-League. The team went to the league championship, but were defeated by the Rhinos. Miller rejoined the Rhinos in 2002, and played with the team until he retired in 2005.

Throughout his career, Miller earned league all-star selections three times and was named Team MVP two times. He is the Rhinos all-time leader in goals, with 75, and points, at 166, and holds 17 individual scoring records. He was selected to the club's tenth anniversary team in 2005.


Miller earned a full ride athletic scholarship to Loyola College in Maryland, where he played all four years. He was team captain of the Greyhounds, and served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Miller finished his collegiate career in 1990, and graduated with a degree in communications and public relations in 1993.


He was born in Succasunna, New Jersey and grew up in Roxbury Township, New Jersey. Doug established Doug Miller Soccer in 1996.He is also the operator of Doug Miller Family Sports Park and Glacier Ridge Snow Tubing in Spencerport. He lives in Greece with his wife, Kari, and his two daughters Kayla and Kalista.


Rich Randall

President of Business Operations

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Rich Randall is a Rochester native.  He graduated from Churchville-Chili, where he was a three-sport athlete.  He has played soccer since he was five years old, playing for Churchville and Chili soccer clubs in the RDYSL.  He graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Media Management where he also played on the men’s soccer team, had his own radio show, and worked in the Sports Information Dept.

His career focus has always been in sports and strategic partnerships.  Prior to officially graduating from New Paltz, he was offered a position with Taylor, a sports PR and marketing firm in Manhattan.  Rich worked on key global accounts including Diageo, EAS sports nutrition, and Xbox.  He launched and helped successfully execute several major programs for the nearly three years he was there.  The next move was back home to again work in sports, as he accepted an offer to work for the Rochester Rhinos.  For nearly four seasons, he increased the community footprint of the brand, developed key staple programs of the organization, and built marketing and sales strategies that directly improved sales. 

Rich became the Vice President of the Lancers in August 2011.  He continues to create strategic community/marketing programs to grow the brand and engage the local community, while overseeing team operations and sales departments.

Hobbies: Going to Lancers away games to support the team without a suit and tie!
Fishing! Anywhere… creeks, lakes, or sport fishing in the Gulf of Mexico!
Spending time with my family at our cottage in the southern tier... and of course fishing!
Even though I can’t play soccer anymore, I can’t sit still! I love to kayak and hop on the SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) in Irondequoit Bay!
Travelling! I’ve been blessed to see many places, including a soccer bucket list trip to England/Scotland where I attended a Fulham v Sunderland game (4 rows from field and Dempsey scored an amazing free kick goal) and a Celtic match at Celtic Park in Glasgow!
Favorite Lancers Moment: Beating Milwaukee at home in front of over 9,000 fans – our fans are the best! Also, hearing from opponents how great the fan atmosphere is in our arena.
Favorite Fan Quote: "I HATE soccer, but I love the Lancers!" ...that gets me every time
Favorite Lancers Player: Come on, you didn’t think I’d really answer that, did you??
Favorite Food: Well, I start my day off with some Dunkin Donuts coffee and a breakfast sandwich, lunch at Bill Gray’s to grab a Zweigle’s red hot (pop open of course!), dinner at Salvatore’s for a thin-thin, and finishing off the day with a cold Sam Adams at the Distillery... how’s that for a plug!
Favorite Quote: “You don’t know, if you don’t try” - My Dad
Favorite Musician: Bob Seger
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Steven Stokes

CFO/Board of Directors

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Stephen StokesStephen Stokes is the Founder and President of Stokes, Visca & Co., LLP – Certified Public Accountants. He founded the firm in 1996 and shortly thereafter brought his partner Paul Visca into the firm. His firm currently provides accounting and taxation services to over 400 local businesses and 2,500 individuals throughout the country. Steve is also the Founder and President of CPA Payroll Inc., which provides payroll services to small businesses in New York State and Florida, and a Founder and Vice president of Core Financial Services, Inc., which provides financial planning services to individuals and small businesses. Steve is a supporter of the Association for the Blind, and his firms support the Walk for Hope and several cancer societies.

Prior to starting his own businesses Steve worked for the national accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers) for 10 years, rising to the position of Senior Manager. He then served as the CFO and Controller for Billitier Electric in Rochester, NY.

Steve received a Master of Business Administration – Finance degree from RIT and a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College.

Steve’s love of soccer began when he was eight years old. He began playing in the Irondequoit Travel Soccer League, and continued to play on the Bishop Kearney High School team. He played in college until he decided to take a job at Chase Bank instead, to focus on his chosen course of study.

Steve coached youth soccer for five years in Fairport and recently served on the board of directors of the Fairport Soccer Club. His 14-year-old son Ryan currently plays in the Empire United Soccer Club.

Steve has been a Rhinos season ticket holder since the team was founded in 1996. As a boy in the late 1970s, Steve and his friend would ride their bikes from Irondequoit to Holleder Stadium, located in western Rochester, so they could be ball boys for practice sessions for the Rochester Lancers and watched almost every Lancer game in Holleder Stadium. Steve is a fan of soccer worldwide and specifically follows the New York Red Bull, and the English teams Stoke City and Manchester United.

Steve, his wife Karen, daughter Kristin, and son Ryan live in Fairport, NY.

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Dom Vieira

Board of Directors

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Dom VieiraDom Vieira is a co-owner of 22 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the Greater Rochester area, primarily on the eastern side of Monroe County and extending into Avon and Geneseo. He and his wife Paula, relocated to the Rochester area in 2001 to help build a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise, starting with one store and consistently adding four to five new stores per year. Paula is the franchise’s Director of Operations.

Dom’s love of soccer began at the age of 10. Growing up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he played soccer as a young boy both, indoor and outdoor. Progressing quickly, at the age of 15 he was playing competitively against adult men’s teams and he was the youngest player on the Outdoor Nova Scotia Provincial Youth 16 Team, competing against other provincial teams. Dom played first division, semi-pro in Nova Scotia from the age of 18 through 21, which was the highest level league during that time in Canada. He played semi-pro for the Halifax Dartmouth Croatia and Halifax King of Donair He played mostly as a center mid-fielder and sometimes as a sweeper. Unfortunately, Dom’s soccer career was cut short at the age of 21 by a severe, and at that time, inoperable knee injury in 1988. He did, however, continue to play recreationally.

Dom has been an avid soccer fan his entire life, following not only his hometown teams, but also soccer on the world stage, with a particular affinity for the Portuguese teams, the country of his family’s origin. Dom follows European and World Cup leagues closely. He has traveled to see international games, such as a Sporting Lisbon Braga match in Portugal in 2009. Dom has been a season ticket holder of the Rochester Rhinos since 2003 and loves going to the women’s Flash games. Dom, his wife Paula and son Jonathan live in Webster, NY. Jonathan also loves soccer and is currently playing in the Webster Youth Soccer League. Dom enjoys golfing and is a member of the Webster Golf Club.

Dom’s Dunkin’ Donuts stores regularly support local and national charitable organizations, including the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation, local fundraising events, school functions and charitable golfing events.

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Luis Ribeiro

Board of Directors

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Luis RibeiroLuis Ribeiro is a co-owner of 22 Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Greater Rochester Area. Luis also manages 45,000 square feet of commercial real estate and is a licensed pilot. Luis began his career with Dunkin’ Donuts in 1992 in Boston working part-time overnights while attending flight school to earn his pilot’s license. At the age of 22, he received his pilot’s license at the same time that pilots were coming back to the US from the Gulf War, flooding the market with pilots all vying for jobs with commercial airlines. During that time, Luis had begun managing stores and aspired to become an owner. So he pursued a Dunkin’ Donuts opportunity in Rochester in 2001, inviting his brother-in-law Dom Vieira (also a Lancer’s Co-Owner) and sister Paula to join him in developing a franchise in Rochester, New York. He and his business partners have quickly grown their Rochester Dunkin’ Donuts franchise from their first store in 2001, adding four to five new stores per year. Together they are the hands-on owners/managers of 22 locations in the eastern portion of Monroe County, extending to Avon and Geneseo. Luis was awarded the Dunkin’ Donuts Innovator of the Year Award in 2006 for his unique store design, at the Penfield location, which other franchises are now emulating.

Luis’ love of soccer began at the age of six, when he began playing organized soccer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He played for his junior high school and high school teams and progressed quickly, playing Division I men’s soccer at the age of 16! Due to repeated ankle injuries, Luis retired from competitive play at the early age of 19. He then coached youth boys and high school girls teams. He also enjoyed playing indoor and outdoor recreational soccer in men’s leagues while living in Boston in the 1990’s.

Luis is a life-long soccer fan following the US and Portuguese national teams, and European League teams Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United. He has been a Rhinos season ticket holder since 2003 and is a huge fan of the Western New York Flash Women’s team, which he believes has brought “truly world-class soccer,”with world-class players to Rochester.

Luis and Dunkin’ Donuts proudly support the Arc of Monroe, the Wilmot Cancer Center, and several smaller organizations, and Luis plans to begin serving on charity boards, now that his franchise development phase is winding down, allowing him more free time to explore community service opportunities. Luis is currently single and resides in Webster. He enjoys traveling all over the US, playing “pick-up” soccer, golfing, hunting and fishing.

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John Coraggioso

Board of Directors

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John CoraggiosoJohn is a hard-nosed working entrepreneur, who worked his way up to the President and Chief Financial Officer of all 22 Salvatore’s Old Fashioned Pizzeria Restaurants. John currently owns and operates several locations, co-owns Donuts Delite located at Empire Blvd. and Culver Rd.

John got his start in the Salvatore’s Pizzeria business in 1978 at the age of 13, when he pitched in to help his 17-year-old friend Salvatore Fantauzzo open his first Salvatore’s Pizzeria on East Main Street. John started off making pizza boxes, moved on to baking pizzas and in no time was running the kitchen on East Main Street. John and his 14-year-old friend Chuck Fantauzzo became a great team running the operation. Five years later, John and Chuck graduated from East Ridge High School and wanted to open their own pizza location. Salvatore’s #2 was born in the kitchen of a bar called Chadwick’s. Within months they outgrew this kitchen and moved to a much larger location in the Ridge
Clinton Plaza.

In 1989, at the age of 24, John purchased the original Salvatore’s on East Main Street. John introduced computers to the company; the first pizza chain in Monroe County to do so. He perfected the pizza dough and bread recipes and installed Air Deck Ovens in all locations. Today, the East Main Salvatore’s location is the busiest pizzeria in Monroe County.

In 2009, John partnered with Salvatore Fantauzzo to bring back the locally famous Donuts Delite restaurant, which had been a Rochester tradition from 1958 to 2005. John grew up going to Donuts Delite with his family and used to pick up donuts for his employees on East Main Street. The historic building had been completely restored and reopened in January 2010 and carries the world famous Rochester donuts, as well as Salvatore’s famous menu.

John is the President of the East Main Business Association. He is involved in the Kiwanis Club and Camp Good Days and Special Times.

John is a former youth league and high school soccer player and a fan of U.S. and European professional soccer.

John resides in Webster with his wife Dorothy and their two children Giovanni, age 14 and Gabrielle, age 11. Giovanni is fulfilling his father’s dream of playing soccer and has been playing since age 6. He is currently an elite player on Doug Miller’s U-14 team. Giovanni is also involved with the Webster Soccer Association and the Olympic Development Program. Gabrielle is involved with karate and gymnastics. Both John and Dorothy are active in their children’s sports and enjoy watching soccer as a family.

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Eric Trendel

Director of Media Department

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Kayla Kent

Director of Ticket Sales

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Kayla is the Ticket Sales Director for the Lancers organization.  She was raised in the small town of Lyndonville, NY where she graduated from high school in 2007. While at Lyndonville she played basketball, softball and of course SOCCER! She received her Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management from St. John Fisher College in 2012.

While in college, Kayla interned with the Rochester Rhinos and the Batavia Muckdogs. The experience she gained ultimately let to her landing her first full time job with the Rochester Lancers in July of 2012. She helps to grow the Season Ticket database, and bring in groups to experience the excitement of a Lancers game!

“Do you need season tickets? Do you want to bring your group to a Lancers game at a discounted rate, or how about celebrate your child's birthday party at the game? Contact me: Kayla Klark Kent at or by calling (585) 872-Kick!”

- Kayla

Hobbies: I recently have taken on long distance running, and plan to run my first half marathon on September 7, 2013!

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends either traveling or doing different outdoor activities depending on the season!

If you know me and my family you know we LOVE the New York Yankees, and all our animals are named after them. Please meet: Babe, Jeter, Joba, Yogi, and Texx!!

Last but not least- The Lancers and my Lancer Fam. They are the best in town!!!! I couldn't be more lucky to meet such awesome people.

Favorite Lancer Moment: That's a tough one. We had a lot of great memories made last season and between our amazing fans, the special WWFD tribute, and beating Milwaukee in front of over 9,000 fans while Abby Wambach was in the house its too hard to choose just one. 

Favorite Lancer Player(s): MISL MVP Doug Miller, Mauricio Salles and his awesome family, and of course my BFF PEDRINHO, these are just a few of the great players that we have!

Favorite Food: Obviously, Salvatores! "They deliver everything but babies!!!"

Favorite Quote: Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

Favorite Song: Teach me how to Dougie ;-)  

James Weise

Director of Public Relations

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Jill Rizzo

Director of Gameday Operations

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Patty Powers

Director of Media Marketing

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Patty is the Marketing Director for the Rochester Lancers. She also helps with game day operations.  She graduated from St. John Fisher College where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Management.

In her free time she enjoys watching her son Will play lacrosse and spending time with her family and friends.  She also enjoys working out at Penfield Racquet Club, biking with her boyfriend Don and gardening.

Joe Giuliano

TV/Radio Director

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John Catalano

Gameday Video Director

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Michael Moran

IT Support

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Michael Moran and his company Spinning Webs Internet Services provide website hosting & design for the Rochester Lancers. Mr. Moran has been a fixture in Rochester's electonic media scene since the turn of the century,  having previously worked on websites or provided assistance to the Rochester Rhinos, Rochester Rattlers,Rochester Razorsharks and many others. He also provides website service & social media consulting for Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria.

Michael attended SUNY Fredonia & the Rochester Institute of Technology but claims that the majority of his experience with the internet is self-taught. "They plopped a PC in front of me at work in the late '80s and it was all downhill from there!" he says.

In his spare time, Michael is passionate about the causes he supports, and is constantly raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease research with his unique fundraisers. In the summer of 2013, he rode rollercoasters in a tour of the Northeast in honor of his brother, Kevin, who passed away in 2012. To view activity from his journeys and to contribute to his cause, please visit his Facebook page Roller Coaster Crawls to End Alzheimer's Disease at Michael has already raised over $9,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.

His next fundraiser is the marketing & sale of imported gourmet coffee. Again, honoring his brother, the product is being sold under the name Kevin's Koasters Coffee and is available online at

Michael lives alone with his cat Romeo in Irondequoit and has a collection of over 200 collectible bobblehead figures... sad, but true.

Rochester Lancers Coaching & Medical Staff

John Berardicurti

Coaching Staff

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Rocky Perrotta

The Voice of the Rochester Lancers

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Phil Mercado

Gameday Music Producer

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William Ginther

Coaching Staff

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Billy Ginther brings to the Rochester Lancers coaching staff over thirty years of coaching experience in the Rochester area. From coaching at the NCAA Division III level to coaching at all levels of youth soccer in the Rochester area, Ginther has a vast knowledge of local soccer including a US Soccer B Coaching License.

College Coaching Career: Billy began his collegiate coaching career over three decades ago as an assistant at his alma mater SUNY Brockport. He then moved on to an assistant position with the men’s program at RIT. Most recently, Ginther has been an assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at SUNY Geneseo.

Youth Coaching Career: Ginther has coached local youth soccer from the house level through travel programs, and all the way up to the USL’s Super Y League and the US Soccer Development Academy National League. Billy has been an Olympic Development Program Rochester District Coach. Some of the soccer clubs that Ginther has coached for include the Rochester Mavericks, the Rochester Junior Rhinos, and the Empire United Development Academy.

Personal: Billy is the CIO of Fulton, Friedman, Gullace LLP and received a BS in a Dual Major of Economics and Business Management with a specialization in International Business from the State University College at Brockport.

Ashley King

Executive Director/Merchandising

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Ashley graduated from West Irondequoit High School in 2008. During her time there she ran both Varsity Track and Cross Country. She also was Class President and was actively involved in the school's television show, student council, and prom committees. Upon graduation, she was given the Principal's Leadership award, the highest level of achievement at IHS. 

Ashley graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2012. While there, she focused her studies on marketing and sales negotiation. She was also involved in calligraphy, art and marketing clubs. During Senior year, Ashley had a year long marketing internship with a New York City website company. 

In her free time she enjoys running, skiing, and gardening, as well as cuddling with her Doberman Pinscher, Baron. To go along with her Food Network obsession, she always looks for new recipes to try out and for new desserts to bake!

Pedro Ugalde

Gameday Production Assistant

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Steve Carling

Board of Directors

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Steven Carling has been practicing Labor and Employment Law in Rochester for over 10 years. Steve has been serving as an Associate Counsel for the Rochester City School District since September 2013.  He works with the unions at the District in a variety of labor issues, handles grievances and arbitrations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements and memoranda of understanding, and advises the District in all manner of labor and employment issues.

Steve is active in providing public service in several areas. He serves on the Board of Directors for Medical Motor Service. Steve also provides pro bono legal services to indigent clients in Volunteer Legal Service clinics and was awarded the William McKnight Award for pro bono service in 2013.  In addition, he is a volunteer mentor for a Rochester City School District student through the Lawyers for Learning Program.    

Steve graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2003 and Union College in 1997, where he was a member of the rugby team.   

Steve Abbamonte

Pass Gate Coordinator

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Hannah Nickerson

Ticket/Sponsorship Sales Executive

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Hannah Nickerson graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science Accounting & Information Management degree.  While in college she focused on her studies, played soccer, and participated in various clubs.  She was also awarded the Financial Executives International Rochester Chapter Academic Award during her senior year at Roberts. 

Hannah interned with the Rochester Red Wings during her time in high school and college.  Out of college she received a position as an Account Executive with the Rochester Red Wings. 

Some of her hobbies include going to sporting events, reading, playing sports, and cheering on the Red Sox.  

Alex Serbetzian

Ticket Sales Account Executive

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Rich Ide

Board of Directors

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Gary Ronco

Off Field Officials Director

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Dr. Vincent Vella

Team Dentist

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Gary Simonds

Off Field Officials Director

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Hannah Lopa

Director of Lancer Dancers

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Kari Miller

Director of Jr. Lancer Dance Team

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Mike Fauci

Lancer Louie's Handler

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Rochester Lancers Coaching & Medical Staff

Dr. Donald Dudley

Team Chiropractor

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Jason Starzyk

Board of Directors

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Jason Starzyk joins the Board of Directors and is currently the Director of Sales Operations for BlueRock Energy.

Working with several charitable organizations across New York State, Jason is active with the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure, Golisano Children's Hospital, and Food Bank of Central New York.

Jason holds a B.B.A. in Business Management from Bryant and Stratton College in Rochester, New York.

Rochester Lancers Coaching & Medical Staff

Dr. John P. Goldblatt

Orthopedic Surgery

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Rochester Lancers Coaching & Medical Staff

Dr. Mark Mirabelli

Primary Physician - Orthopedics

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Rochester Lancers Coaching & Medical Staff

Dr. Brian Giordano

Specialties - Orthopedic surgery

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Rochester Lancers Coaching & Medical Staff

Empire Therapeutic Massage

Team Massage Therapists

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Scott Cordaro

Team Photographer

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Ashley Monney

Team Photographer

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