The Rochester Lancers and Lady Lancers begin their respective seasons on the road this weekend.
The Lady Lancers play two United Women’s Soccer matches, first at the New England Mutiny Saturday at 7 p.m., and at the Worcester Smiles at 7 p.m.
The men’s team perform in Cleveland Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in National Premier Soccer League action.
Both teams will begin their home schedule at the Rhinos Stadium, sponsored by the Marina Auto Group, Sunday May 27.
The Lady Lancers will kick off a doubleheader against the Connecticut Fusion at 2 p.m. and then the men take on Erie Commodores FC at 5 p.m.
Away game streaming links will be provided on RLancers.com. Team rosters will be available Saturday on that website.
Marc Mandell returns as general manager for both teams this season and Nick Mojsovski is back as assistant GM. Both men are partners with head coach Doug Miller as team owners.
Last year, Miller guided the team to a 6-4-2 record and missed the NPSL playoffs by one point. Adam Schwartz will return as assistant coach.
Sal Galvano is back as the Lady Lancers head coach. He coaches Monroe Community College women’s team. In 2017, Sal lead the Tribunes to a 13-3 record, and he was named the North Region Coach of the Year by the NSCAA. Brooke Barbuto, former International soccer star, joins the Lady Lancers as Player/Assistant Coach.
Kayla Klark Kent-Moreira returns to the Rochester Lancers as director of soccer operations. She worked for the indoor Lancers for four seasons, Western New York Flash of the National Women’s Soccer League for two seasons, and last year she was with the WNY Flash of the UWS.
“We are excited to kick off the season with 3 away games this weekend, in preparation of our Doubleheader Home Opener next weekend on Sunday, May 27,” said Ashley Maria King, president of business operations.
Rochester, N.Y. native Austin Giorgio, who appeared on The Voice, will be the Lancers honorary captain and national anthem singer for both home openers.