LUCIO IANIERO – PLAYER
Soon after his competitive debut, the opportunity to play for the Port Colborne Italo Canadians presented itself. It was there that the ultimate competitive challenge was realized. Playing for Lino DiPasquale and with son, John DiPasquale, seemed to have paved the way to something greater.
In Port Colborne, he was able to refine his trade and begin to try out and play for the Regional teams, Provincial teams and eventually with the Junior and Senior National teams.
In 1986, the opportunity to represent the Hamilton Steelers became a reality. The Steelers went on to win a national title that year paving the way for the Steelers to enter the newly formed CSL the following summer.
Mario DiBartolomeo, The Hamilton Steelers owner, had amassed a youthful squad for the maiden CSL season. The Steelers would go on to represent the Steel town in four finals in a row succumbing once to Calgary and three times to Vancouver.
Lucio was one of the only original members of the 1986 Hamilton Steelers team to still remain with the squad until the team ceased to operate in the summer of 1992.
Lucio has played with many outstanding players throughout his time with the Hamilton Steelers and he would like to thank each and every player he has had the privilege of playing with for they have helped shape his career.
Lucio is currently coaching the Brock University Men’s Varsity soccer team where he aims to elevate the program to the same successes the Hamilton Steelers have always had.