HW-SC Benind the Scenes at the Rochester Lancers


L-R: Ifraj Miller, Jose Paniagua, Khire Slone, Jean Kennedy Ndayizeye, Mary Hadley, Lou Gramm, William Wright, Dwayne Williams, Noah Teague, Joshua Sanchez

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a sports organization? Five Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection students and three Youth Advocates got the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes to execute an indoor soccer match. Rich Randall, President Business Operations, Rochester Lancers, hosted our group for an hour before Sunday’s game against the Syracuse Knights, and then for the first half of the game so that the students could see the various jobs people perform within the organization. They learned about sales, customer relations, on-field production, broadcast, coaching, training, and arena management. Rich talked about how promotions are used to encourage fan engagement and our team got into Sunday’s “Mustache Mania” in honor of Lancer Andrew Hoxie. Salvatore “SoccerSam” Fantauzzo, the owner of the organization, spoke with the students as did a few players, coaches and team staff.  The students got to hear from Rochester’s own Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lou Gramm, who shared his story of humble beginnings along with words of encouragement. And to put icing on the cake the students got to see a great game that came down to the wire with a Rochester win! Many thanks to the Rochester Lancers’ organization for hosting our students and lending insight into the world of sports management. 








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