Salvatores Old Fashioned Pizzeria
Blue Rock Energy
Dick Ide Familiy of Dealerships
Dunkin Donuts
The Distillery
Stokes & Visca, CPA

Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport Zweigles Total Sports Experience
Valenti Sports World Gym Doug Miller Family Sports Park Dr. Vincent Vella, DDS
Health Source Chiropractic Sun Tan City, formerly Golden Tans Bill Gray's
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Brayton Knapp
Brayton KnappKnapp, Brayton
#15 - D - 5'11" - 175
November 11, 1986 - Sultan, WA (USA)

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Relationship status
In a relationship
Favorite TV show(s)
Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, Community
Favorite movie(s)
Boondock Saints, Gladiator, The Hangover
Favorite Music/Artist/Band(s)
Bob Marley, Lil Wayne, Damian Marley
Most recent concert attended
Damian Marley and Nas
Favorite Book/Author(s)
Game of Thrones, Tom Clancy
Most recent book read
Game of Thrones
Favorite quote
My World, My Life, My Game
Favorite sports other than soccer (playing)
Golf, snowboarding, tennis
Favorite sports other than soccer (watching)
Football, college basketball
Favorite sports team(s)
Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders... Arsenal
Favorite vacation location
Favorite city that you've lived in
Sultan WA, Seattle WA, Portland OR, Boulder CO
Favorite color
Favorite food/restaurant
Food that I shouldn't like so much... but I do
Any milk product since I am lactose-intolerant
The strangest food you've ever eaten
Who is/was your most influential coach and/or mentor? Why?
Tommy Jenkins, my youth coach drilled into me the importance of a good first touch and instilled in me a hard work ethic.
Who was your favorite soccer player growing up?
Thierry Henry
Favorite soccer team to watch?
Why do you wear your jersey number?
It was my roommate's in college number
Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals? What are they?
I put my socks, shinguards and shoes on from left to right
Which opposing player/team do you have the most respect for?
Milwaukee Wave, they work hard and have set the standard for the League
Which teammate do you share a hotel room with on road trips?
Gary Boughton
Does he have any habits that annoy you or strike you as strange?
He doesn't untuck the sheets on his bed, just climbs under, like a cocoon... weird.
If I weren't playing soccer, I would probably be...
Coaching soccer
You just won $10 million! What do you do first? What do you do next?
Throw a party, let my parents retire.
When I'm not playing or practicing with the Lancers, you'll probably find me...
At my apartment playing FIFA 12 or hanging out with the guys.
Role models (non-athletes)
Parents, Tommy Jenkins, Bill Irwin, Mark Raney
You can cast any actor, dead or alive, to play you in a film about your life. Who would you cast in the role? Why?
Johnny Depp. I have quite a pirate history.
If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Why?
Bob Marley. I listened to him all throughout childhood and would want to know what he thinks about today's society.
What grinds your gears? Your pet-peeves
Being late
Do you have a nickname?
Most embarrassing moment
Passing out while giving a speech in High School.
Most triumphant moment
Overtime win to go to Super Y-League Nationals
What is the biggest sporting event you've attended?
Seattle Sounders vs. Manchester United
How many Facebook friends do you have? Twitter followers?
Not sure... and I don't tweet!
Who is the person who has inspired you most in your lifetime?
My parents
What is the one thing you would change about yourself or the world, if you could?
I would like to see children being pushed to get an education that can help them to grow into a brighter future for the world.
Mac or PC?
Boxers or briefs?
Boxer briefs
Smart or "dumb" phone?
Google or Bing?
Blondes or brunettes?
Car, truck or SUV?


Defender Brayton Knapp returns to the Rochester Lancers after an off-season stint with the Washington Crossfire of the PDL League. In his first season, Knapp racked up 19 points for the Lancers through six goals and 6 assists. He was named Defensive Player of the Month in January 2011 for his efforts.

College and Amateur

Knapp attended Fulton High School in Washington. When he was a sophomore, Fulton was the Washington State runner-up, and finished third in the state during Knapp’s junior season.

The Sultan, Washington native played college soccer for the University of Portland. He helped lead Portland to the NCAA playoffs during his junior season. Knapp appeared in over 70 games for the Pilots, and ranks in the school’s top ten in career minutes played.

Knapp was a member of the Premier Development League’s Tacoma Tide and was a part of two Northwest Division Championships. He played with Tacoma from 2006-09. He played the 2010-11 indoor season with the Tacoma Stars of the PASL Pro League. Knapp scored 8 goals in 16 games for the Stars during the season. His head coach and teammate was former Rochester Rhinos forward, Greg Howes. He has also played in the PASL for the Snohomish Skyhawks.


Brayton is the son of Charlie and Megan Knapp. He has a sister, Mallory. Brayton has been a coach for the Washington Crossfire youth club in Washington.

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