Besides the soccer, there will be plenty to listen to and watch at the Rochester Lancers’ home-opening doubleheader at Aquinas Institute Sunday, May 21.
Brianna Collichio, an 11-year-old from the Rochester area, will sing the national anthem prior to the Lady Lancers game at 1 p.m. and before the Lancers’ men’s match at 4 p.m. Despite being born with cystic fibrosis, Collichio has been signing in front of crowds since she was six. She also has sung at NFL games as well.
The Phil & John show will provide pregame, halftime and postgame entertainment. Phil Naro and John Rogers are an acoustic duo that have played throughout the country and Canada for more than 20 years.
The Lancer Dancers, who performed at the indoor Lancers’ games at the War Memorial for several years, will return for the men’s games and will be led by director Kari Miller. Former Lancer Dancers Kayla and Kalista Miller will be stadium hosts for the men’s matches.
And then there’s Lancer Louie, the team mascot. Lancer Louie was one of the most popular Rochester sports mascots in the history of Rochester sports. He will return with his handler, Mike Fauci as part of the Lancers family entertainment initiative. Lancer Louie, a dragon, was fashioned after former Lancers coach Dragan Popovic from the original outdoor team, in 1978.
The Lady Lancers will compete in United Women’s Soccer, while the Lancers men will play in the National Premier Soccer League.
For more information on both teams, visit www.RochesterLancers.com.