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Utah goalie Liam Donnelly will be transferring to UAlbany as a grad transfer. He will have two years of eligibility left with the Danes, according to a tweet from his high school program’s account.
Prior to his time at Utah, Donnelly served as a reserve goalie at Rutgers and did not see any playing time during the two years he was with the Scarlet Knights.
Donnelly, a Yorktown, N.Y. native, was a day one starter once arriving at Utah prior to the 2019 season, which was the Utes’ first as a DI program. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound goalie made a total of 225 saves with a .510 save percentage during his two-year career at Utah.
In 2019, he ranked 24th in DI in saves per game (11.86) during and made a total of 166 saves with a .500 save percentage. He made 59 saves with a .541 save percentage and averaged 9.83 saves per game during the Utes’ six games during the 2020 season.
Donnelly should be able to, at least, contend for the starting goalie spot at UAlbany. Senior Nate Siekierski was the Danes’ starter for the past two seasons.