Providing the highest level of women's premier soccer in the US since 1998

Lancaster Inferno


Head Coach: Francisco Cleaves
Goalkeeper Coach: Joy Shelly
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Chris Weibel
Marketing Director: Julie Cleaves
Communications Director: Marie Rothacker

Contact the team:
Lancaster Inferno
Attention: Francisco Cleaves
Address: 559 Fruitville Pike
Manheim, PA 17545

Home Jersey: White
Home Short: Black
Away Jersey: Black
Away Short: Black
Hempfield High School Stadium
350 Mumma Drive
Landisville, PA 17538
Map & Directions

Tickets will be sold at the gate:
$4 for Adults and Youth

FREE to youth who wear their team jersey/tshirt!

About the Team:




About the Coaching:

Francisco Cleaves holds a USSF National D License and is experienced in leading teams to championships. While playing for Bryan College, the team won the NCCAA championship and he was named an NCCAA All-American. He coached at Tennessee Tech while a graduate student. His high school coaching experience includes leading the Lakeshore High School Men’s Team to state championships from 1989 to 1991. He then developed the first ever Lakeshore High School Women’s Team and led them to winning seasons from 1991 to 1996, including state runner-up in 1993 when he was awarded Coach of the Year by the Detroit Free Press. From 1996 to 1999 he continued on with the Lakeshore Men’s Soccer Team leading them to district championships and a number 1 ranking. Specializing in defense, Cleaves lent his expertise to the LaPorte High School Women’s Soccer Team in 2001. He also played in the U.S. Adult Soccer Association Tournament in 2000 and 2002. Cleaves holds an Executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame and was named to the Bryan College Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Type of Players:

Post college soccer players who want to continue to play at a high level and current college players who want to practice and play during the summer months.

Local Colleges:

The 2014 Lancaster Inferno roster includes current and post college players from the University of Akron, Binghamton University, Drexel University, Eastern Mennonite University, Elizabethtown College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Franklin & Marshall College, Georgetown University, Houghton College, James Madison University, Lebanon Valley College, Lock Haven University, Messiah College, Saint Francis University, University of South Carolina Upstate, Temple University, Ursinus College, and York College of PA.

Player Tryouts:

The first 2014 Lancaster Inferno tryout is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th from 10am-Noon at Lanco Fieldhouse, 1901 Miller Road, East Petersburg, PA, 17520 (

A second tryout will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 6-8:00pm at Classics Soccer Park, 1461 Lancaster Road (PA Route 72), Manheim, PA 17545.

Cost: A $35 tryout fee covers both tryout dates and includes a Lancaster Inferno T-Shirt.

Register online at

All interested players must attend the May 10th and May 17th tryouts. If you have any conflicts pleast contact: