HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bulls II has signed goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley to a USL Championship contract, the club announced on Tuesday.
Lapsley, 22, joins NYRB II after playing four years at for UC-Davis. He is the career-record holder in wins (35), save percentage (.784), and shutouts (21). He led the Aggies to the Big West championship match in three of four seasons.
“We are excited to add Wallis to the club. He impressed us with what we have seen on the field,” head coach John Wolyniec said. “He is a determined and motivated player, who is really trying to improve and continues to show that he can up his game.”
The Seattle, Wash. native received numerous accolades, while at UC Davis. In his senior year, he was named to the 2019 All-Big West team and was named the 2019 Big West Conference goalkeeper of the year. He ranks second in program history in goals against average (0.89) and career saves (203). While in high school, Lapsley was named the Gatorade Washington Boys soccer player of the year as a senior and Class 3A player of the year as a junior.
Lapsley was selected by the Red Bulls with the 36th overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. He participated in both preseasons camps with the first team held in Bradenton, Fla. and Tucson, Ariz.
Red Bulls II opens its season on March 7 at 3 p.m. ET against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at MSU Soccer Park on the campus of Montclair State University.