DSC Coach Rey Martinez also serves as the Assistant Coach for the Rochester Lancers of the professional Major Arena Soccer League 2 (M2). The Lancers are set to travel to Ontario, California to compete in their first-ever National Semi-Finals, March 29, with a chance to advance to Saturday’s National Championship!
Coach Rey has served as DSC Director of Programming, working with the club’s youngest 3-year-olds in the House Program up to the oldest 19-year-olds in the Travel Program, and all players in-between. His commitment to DSC and his contributions to player growth have been invaluable. After his time competing on the Cuban National Team and also in the MLS, Coach Rey had a long and very successful career as an indoor player and has made a major impact with his coaching ability on the Lancers staff.
Brendan Murphy, DSC Director of Coaching, said, “We are excited for Coach Rey and the Lancers on their incredible playoff run! We would all like to wish Coach Rey the best of luck in the semi-finals and hopefully the finals this weekend! We are also looking forward to hearing Coach Rey’s stories about this amazing experience when he comes back to Buffalo! Go Lancers!”
The Lancers advanced to the semi-finals after traveling to Chicago, March 21st, and knocking off the defending champions and top-ranked Mustangs with a goal three minutes into sudden-death overtime to register a 4-3 comeback win! The Lancers will face the Juarez Cuervos of Mexico in Friday's semi-finals at 1pm PT (4pm ET).
Live game streams will be posted on the Rochester Lancers Facebook page and on RLancers.com!
Congratulations and good luck Coach Rey!!