PEREZ, CRAWFORD WILL RETURN TO LANCERS!Team Also Offers Game Worn Jersey Auction for Local Charity
April 14th, 2015
(Rochester, NY) – The Rochester Lancers today announced the return of 2014-15 rookies Yaikel Perez and Tim Crawford. This will be the second season in a Lancers uniform for both players.
Perez, the 30 year old midfielder/forward from Cuba, had a standout first year. In 18 regular season games played, he tallied 15 goals, 7 assists, and 22 total points, making him fourth on the team in scoring. He had four games scoring multiple goals, including two hat tricks.
Perez added two more goals in the postseason as the Lancers nearly missed reaching the MASL semifinals. He most notably scored the “Head of God” goal that advanced the Lancers over Syracuse to reach the Eastern Division Finals against Baltimore.
Crawford, a native of Webster and a Section V All Greater Rochester selection, will rejoin the Lancers after his own first stint as a pro. The 24 year old saw action in six games during the 2014-15 season until he experienced injuries toward the second half of the year. He scored his first professional goal on January 10, in a 25-13 win against Detroit.
“Yaikel and Tim’s growth and potential are incredible,” said Doug Miller, Lancers Head Coach. “They will be key pieces to start where we finished off to complete a 2015-16 championship season.”
Lancers Offer Charity Jersey Auction
The Lancers, who have raised well over $100,000 for local charities, are offering one last jersey auction to their fans. The online auction, which ends Wednesday, April 15 at 5pm, gives fans a chance to bid on game worn player jerseys from the 2014-15 season. The jerseys were worn in the historic and thrilling defeat of Syracuse in the team’s first ever playoff victory in team history. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Hillside Family of Agencies. To find out more, or to place a bid, visit www.rlancers.com.
Season tickets are now on sale. If ordered by May 1, fans will receive a $15 discount per ticket. To order tickets, or for full player bios, visit www.rlancers.com.