by Lindsay Mogle

Utica, N.Y. - Utica City FC announced today that the club has signed goalkeeper Andrew Coughlin for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Per team and league policies, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

The 25-year old netminder played in all 22 games with the Syracuse Silver Knights last season, compiling a record of 13-3-4, a 5.63 goals-against average, and .691 save percentage.

The 6-0, 175lb keeper played for both Syracuse University and Canisius College. He finished his collegiate career with seven school records including single-season records for shutouts (8), goals-against average (.85) and wins (9). He was voted to the 50th anniversary All-Canisius XI First Team. Coughlin was named WNY Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

Coughlin enters his fourth season in the MASL and was voted to the MASL All-Rookie First Team in the 2015-16. In the 2017-18 season, he was named the Syracuse Silver Knights “Unsung Hero” voted on by the players and coaches as well as receiving the Community Award for his work off the field.

Coughlin is the goalkeeper's coach for Syracuse University, and he trains regularly in the offseason with Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono.

“We are excited to have Andrew playing for UCFC this season. He has undoubtedly proven that he is one of the top goalkeepers in the MASL,” said Coach Ryan Hall. “He has great leadership qualities and I will be looking for him to utilize those attributes with the squad this season.”

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