ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Rochester Lancers Thursday signed two more players for the Major Arena Soccer League season – Tim Crawford and David Wright.
Both players have performed with Lancers. Crawford is an original indoor Lancers player in the 2014-2015 season and also was part of our National Premier Soccer League outdoor Lancers. Wright played for the 2018 NPSL Lancers and also for the 2019 M2 Lancers. As per Major Arena Soccer League and team policies, terms of the agreement were disclosed.
“Tim and David have been part of the Rochester soccer scene for years,” Lancers general manager Marc Mandell said. “They are workhorses on the field and leaders on and off the field. It is great to have these guys back in the fold.”
Born and raised in Rochester, the 27-year-old Crawford attended Webster Thomas High School and was first team All-Monroe County and first time All-Greater Rochester in his junior and senior seasons. He also was named the Section 5 all-star game offensive MVP.
He is No. 3 all-time in both goals and assists at Thomas. Crawford attended Hartwick College, where he played in 59 games, started in 44 games while recording three goals and four assists. He was captain his senior year. Crawford played for the indoor Lancers and the Syracuse Silver Knights during the 2016-2017 season. He played in 10 NPSL games in 2017. He played 547 minutes as the team allowed two goals while he was on the field.
Also, born and raised in Rochester, the 25-year-old Wright attended Victor High School and spent one year at Aquinas Institute. He had 25 goals and 40 assists during his five-year varsity career. Wright spent two years playing under former Lancer Nelson Cupello at Monroe Community College. During his time at MCC he had 10 goals and 20 assists.
In 2012-2013 he played for the Schulz Soccer Academy in Boca Raton, Fla. (Premier Development League), 2013-2014 Rochester Rhinos (United Soccer League), 2015-2016 Sindicato de Atletas of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Serie A3), 2015-2017 PSC FC (UPSL) and Pro Select, Malta (Europe).
Wright spent time with the M2 Lancers and the NPSL squad. He also is a season ticket holder for Manchester United (English Premier League).
The Lancers kick off their return to the MASL with a visit to St. Catherines, Ontario for two games against MetroStars of Canada Nov. 22 and 24. Their home-opener is against Utica City FC at the Dome Arena Friday, Nov. 29.