ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Lancers, whose roster is dominated by locally born players, Friday added two players from outside the Western New York area.
They were midfielder Bryan Wolanski (Ohio) and defender Jake Reed (New Jersey and Pennsylvania), pending final Major Arena Soccer League approval.
As per league and team policies, no further terms of the agreement were disclosed.
“Bryan is an Ohio product whom has indoor soccer in his blood. He is eager to break into the Lancers organization and has a ton of upside,” Lancers head coach Doug Miller said. “Jake is a big strong defender who competes for everything. He will be a great addition to the Lancers.”
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, the 25-year-old Wolanski played club soccer for Cleveland F.C. He was a four-time State-Cup champion, a four-time State Cup runner-up, Region II Champion and Region II runner-up.
Wolanski also played ODP for Region II. He signed a pro contract for AGF Aarhus and played semi-pro soccer from 2013-2019 for Force Soccer Academy. For the past six years Wolasnki has been training multiple times per week with indoor soccer legend, Kia. Kia played for the Kansas City Comets, Tacoma Stars and Cleveland Crunch.
Born in Newton, N.J., the 27-year-old Reed grew up in St. Mary’s, Pa. He attended St. Mary’s High School, where he was a two-time Upper Allegheny Mountain League all-star and recorded 23 goals and 27 assists. He attended Geneva College in 2011 and Buffalo State from 2012-2014, collecting two goals and three assists.
Reed spent the 2017-2018 season training with the Syracuse Silver Knights (MASL). He spends his free time owning and directing a coaching and recruiting organization, the Allegheny Football Club, where he services high school teams and players in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The Lancers’ home opening weekend is Friday, Nov. 29 (vs. Utica City FC) and Saturday, Nov. 30 (vs. Harrisburg Heats) at the Dome Arena.