ROCHESTER BOYS: LOCAL SUCCESS STORY OF THE LANCERSSection V Stars Look to Make Big Impact for 2013/14 Lancers Season
October 15th, 2013
by Max Cahn - It’s not often that local players reach the top level of their sport, especially the chance to reach the top level and represent their own city. However, Rochester has a new success story! The Rochester Lancers have some familiar faces on the roster this season. They include local kids who dared to dream, and push on to achieve their goals. Kyle Manscuk, Jake Schindler, George Morningstar, and Sean Summerville... the making of the Rochester Boys.
These Rochester natives are well known in the area from their high school soccer careers, college experience, and local community appearances. Kyle Manscuk and Jake Schindler return for their third season with the team, while Sean Summerville and George Morningstar are ready to have an impactful first season.
Manscuk played 42 games in the past two Lancers seasons. The 24 year old Aquinas standout and former All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year, had a total of 18 points, 45 shots and 43 blocked shots. Schindler, a former West Irondequoit High School star, has played in 46 games in the past two seasons for the Lancers. Schindler, 25, was named the 2012/13 Lancers Defensive Player of the Year, and led all his teammates with 33 blocks. They both scratched and clawed their way through tryouts, player combines, and tough training sessions to make the first team and hear their name called at the Blue Cross Arena.
Former Victor High School standout, Summerville played in 19 games for the Chicago Soul last season and finished near the top of his team in blocked shots with 10. Summerville will look to bring that tenacious style of defense to the Lancers for the 2013/14 season. A rising star from Brighton High School, Morningstar will look to make a major impact on the team in his rookie season and bring his winning experience from Lancers2 into the upcoming season with the Lancers first team.
Each of these players are former Section V Stars. They were all members of the Democrat and Chronicle’s All-Greater Rochester Team when playing for their respective high schools.
“These guys are true hometown heroes,” said Rich Randall, Vice President of the Lancers. “They started playing soccer right here in Rochester and are now playing for their local professional team. It’s a dream come true and an amazing success story for local kids to follow.”
The Rochester Lancers home opener is Saturday, November 16 at 7pm as they host defending MISL champions, the Baltimore Blast. The first 1,000 kids 12 and under will receive a free Mohawk wig! To order tickets, or for more information, visit www.rlancers.com.