|#3 Scott Lorenz|
2012: The Fort Lauderdale Strikers secured Scott Lorenz’ signature on February 13, 2012, following his release from Sporting Kansas City. Lorenz, 24, can play at left back, but is the current preferred choice at left midfield.
Lorenz made his debut with the Strikers in the 1-0 victory over FC Edmonton in the first match of the season as a left midfielder. He assisted on the only goal of the game with a cross that was volleyed in by Andy Herron. Lorenz got his second assist of the season in the match against the Islanders on April 25. His through ball to Aly Hassan resulted in the game-winning goal and helped Hassan complete a hat-trick.
Professional: In 2010, Lorenz signed his first professional contract, joining the NSC Minnesota Stars of the USSF-D2 Pro League for their inaugural season. He played just one season with the Stars before moving to Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer on March 1, 2011. After just a few months in the MLS, Lorenz went back to Minnesota on loan from Kansas City for the rest of the 2011 season. He was waived by Sporting Kansas City in November of 2011.
College: Lorenz played as a forward for the University of Wisconsin between 2005 and 2009. In four seasons with the Badgers, he played 70 games, scored 14 goals, and provided 10 assists. Lorenz earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors in both his junior and senior year.
He also played amateur soccer for National Premier Soccer League sides, Princeton 56ers and Chicago Fire NPSL, during his time at the University of Wisconsin.