After having the best season of his career in 2013/14, the “Pride of Buffalo, NY” Gary Boughton couldn’t overcome season-long injuries that kept him off the turf for most of the year. He battled through 11 games and was still able to generate seven goals, 10 assists for the Lancers. Boughton’s return to the field for the 2015/16 season will be an important part of the Lancers championship campaign.
Boughton has been with the team since the first season. As a midfielder for the team, Boughton has produced 22 points in the 2012-13 season, 40 points in the 2013-14 season.
In 2011, Boughton was signed to the USL Pro League by F.C. New York. Following that season, he trained with Sporting Kansas City, which is an MLS side of soccer and in 2012, Boughton played in the NPSL for the FC Buffalo Blitzers.
Boughton attended four years at Medaille College, where he led his team to four straight conference championships and three trips to the NCAA tournament. During his senior year at Medaille, Boughton broke the NCAA Division III career assists record with 82 career assists in his four year. The record is still unmatched today. Boughton is a four-time NCSAA Regional All-American, four-time AMCC 1st Team All-Conference Player, a two-time AMCC Conference Player of the Year, a two-time NSCAA Scholar All-America, and AMCC Newcomer of the Year in 2006. Throughout his college years, Boughton played in the USL Premiere Development League for Fort Wayne Fever, the Austin Aztex U23s, Newark Ironbound Express and the Houston Leones.
Boughton has been the Assistant Coach for the Erie Community College Kats.