ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Lancers continued to sign players with Rochester ties.
On Tuesday, they announced that midfielder August Finn and defender Jeremy Loncao signed with the team to play in the Major Arena Soccer League season.
Finn has played for the M2 Lancers last year. Both players also have played for the National Premier Soccer League Lancers. As per league and team policies, no further terms of the agreement were disclosed.
“We lost August Finn to an injury last NPSL season but now he looks sharper than ever in our preseason camp,” Lancers head coach Doug Miller said. “Jeremy was a great addition to our NPSL team late last season and helped lead the team throughout our playoff run. Both are great players and great individuals.”
Born and raised near Kingston, N.Y., the 22-year-old Finn attended Rondout Valley High School where he was only eligible to play soccer for one season. “Auggie” played for FC Westchester Development Academy throughout high school. Due to U.S. Soccer Development Academy rules, players can’t not compete in high school soccer seasons while playing in the DA.
Finn attended Buffalo State, where he played four years, was a three-time All-Conference selection and a two-year team captain. He graduated with the most wins by a player in program history. Finn played for the Lancers NPSL team the past three seasons and for last year’s M2 team. In 2019, he was named the Lancers M2 rookie of the year. He is an assistant coach for SUNY Geneseo men’s team.
Born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., the 34-year-old Loncao attended Brighton High School where he contributed seven goals and 11 assists in his senior year. Loncao was an All-County player and also participated in the Monroe County senior all-star game. He went on to attend Monroe Community College and then Brockport College. He was a Chancellor Award winner at MCC for athletics and academics and had 10 goals and 14 assists in college.
He played for the Lancers NPSL team in 2019 and was an important part of its playoff run. Loncano attributed learning the game of soccer from his grandmother, who traveled from Italy every summer and played soccer in the backyard, teaching him the tricks of the game.
Loncao is the head coach for the Eastridge boys team and enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah, daughter Alyssa and mom Cynthia.