HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bulls II signed goalkeeper AJ Marcucci to a USL Championship contract pending U.S. Soccer Federation and league approval, the club announced Thursday.

Marcucci, 21, was a three-year starter at Connecticut College. He appeared in 54 matches and only allowed 27 goals.

“We are really excited to add AJ to the 2021 roster,” NYRB II head coach John Wolyniec said in a statement. “He is a determined player with a big personality, who continues to show that he can up his game.”

The West Chester, Pa. native holds the school record for 25 clean sheets throughout his career. He was named to the NCAA Division II All-America first team by United Soccer Coaches and D3soccer.com. Marcucci was named 2017 NESCAC rookie of the year and 2018 NESCAC player of the year.

“I feel very grateful to be joining this organization and I cannot wait to get started,” Marcucci said.

Marcucci was selected 67th overall by the New York Red Bulls in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.

Here is a related story when Marcucci was drafted:

D-3 DOESN’T MEAN THIRD CLASS: Red Bulls draftee Marcucci makes history and is ready to set an example