ROOKIE OF THE YEAR RETURNS FOR 2013/14 SEASONBrazilian Defender Returns with New Three-Year Contract
October 3rd, 2013
The Rochester Lancers today announced star defender Pedrinho, will return to the Lancers after a stellar rookie season. In 23 games, Pedrinho finished the 2012/13 season with five goals and three assists combining for 13 total points.
In his first season as a Lancer, Pedrinho was awarded Rookie of the Year team honors and was named to the MISL All-Rookie Team as well.
The 23 year old grew up playing soccer in Brazil and became a well known player in Sao Paulo which earned him a roster spot with Santo Andre, a significant outdoor club in Brazil. Pedrinho attended college at Missouri Valley in which he led his team to the NAIA Championships in the 2010-11 season and was named to the NAIA All-American Team. He also earned the award for the HAAC Defensive Player of the Year. After college he was immediately scouted by PDL’s St. Louis Lions.
"We’re excited to have Pedrinho back," said Rich Randall, Lancers Vice President. "His development as a player last season was critical for the growth of our team and his off the field community initiatives reflect his strong character as a person."
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