Utica City FC re-signs trio


UTICA — Utica City FC has re-signed three key players: goalkeeper Andrew Coughlin, midfielder and captain Nate Bourdeau and forward-defender and captain Bo Jelovac.

Per team and league policies, the terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Coughlin finished last season with a record of 13-4, a 4.88 goals-against average, a .681 save percentage while adding five assists on offense. He also won seven straight starts from Jan. 19 to Feb. 29. He was awarded the team’s Best Defender award for the 2019-20 season. The Syracuse native earned the league’s second highest number of wins for the 2019-20 season.

Jelovac set new career highs for the second straight season, tallying 36 points (15 goals) in 20 games played in the shortened season. For the second season he received the team’s award for Player with the Most Heart. He also hit the league’s leader boards for both game-winning goals and assists. The 32-year old is entering his ninth season in the MASL.

Bourdeau recorded 20 or more points for the third consecutive year, putting up 24 points (11 goals) in 20 games and tying his career-best in assists. The second-year co-captain and Rutgers University product also represented the U18 US National team in Japan and was part of the Rochester Rhinos’ 2015 USL championship team.


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