ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Rochester Lady Lancers have announced four player signings.

The newcomers are midfielders Jai Jackson Happy Orere-Amadu, forward-midfielder Taylor Wingerden and defender Dylan Patterson.

“Throughout the country, great local players play in other cities,” Lancers owners Salvatore (Soccer Sam) Fantauzzo said. “Our goal for the Rochester Lancers is to highlight local talent and help the development of local soccer in our great city.”

Jackson and Patterson played for Winthrop University while Orere-Amadu and Wingerden performed for the University of Texas at San Antonio.

“We are very excited to announce the signing of these four players,” associate head coach Sal Galvano said. “They display the level of professionalism and quality that we are looking for.”

The Lady Lancers’ home opener is for Aquinas Institute Sunday, May 21 at 1 p.m. They will compete in United Women’s Soccer.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at