Second season for the Rochester Lancers
Posted at: 11/19/2012 5:28 PM
| Updated at: 11/19/2012 6:10 PM
By: Robin De Wind | WHEC.com
The Rochester Lancers indoor soccer team is in the middle of a four game home stand. This is the Lancers' second major indoor soccer league season.
The Lancers returned 12 players from last year and were the only MISL expansion club to make the playoffs. They have a good mix of youth and experience. Led by veteran forward Doug Miller, who enjoys his role as coach and player.
43 years old and still going strong, Doug Miller earned MISL Player of the Week honors for his lead by example performance against Chicago last week.
Doug Miller, Lancers forward, said, “It's a great honor. I’m playing with great players, its good for us old guys that we can compete with guys half our age.”
The Lancers are 1-3 and are still trying to find their way. Jim Hesch takes over as head coach, replacing Bill Andracki. Hesch was Andracki's top assistant last year and brings his own style to the turf. His biggest challenge is teaching young guys to understand the fast paced indoor game.
Jim Hesch, Lancers Head Coach, said, “The makeup is young guys who are still learning and teaching is from that aspect.”
Along with Miller, Mauricio Salles returns. Local defenders Kyle Manscuk from Aquinas and Jack Schindler from Irondequoit have also returned.
Miller said, “These guys growing up watching guys like myself, we have local guys who can be apart of it.”
The Lancers return to action on Wednesday in a pre-Thanksgiving match with Chicago at 7:00pm at the Blue Cross Arena..