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Luke Palmateer
Player Profile:
Luke Palmateer 1383237
Position: Defender
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Perth, Australia
High School: St. Mark's Anglican School

2016:
• Made 21 appearances and had 10 starts in 2016; ends career with 80 appearances and 66 starts
• 66 career starts rank fifth all-time

• Became UAlbany all-time leader in games played vs. Hartford in America East final (11/13)

• Scored one goal vs. UMBC (10/15)

• Had one assist vs. Vermont (10/7)
• Had one assist vs. LIU Brooklyn (9/25)
• Made season debut vs. Marist, scoring game-tying goal (8/26)

2015:
• Made 17 starts and 19 appearances on defense for the Great Danes
• Recorded his third career point on an assist in a 4-0 shutout of UMass (9/10)
• Key contributor to seven shutouts on the year for the UAlbany defense
• Helped lead the Purple & Gold to a 0.81 goals against average in league play, just six goals in the America East regular season

2014:
• Started all 19 games on defense for the Great Danes
• Recorded his second career point against Binghamton (11/5) to win the game and seal an America East postseason bid

2013:
• Named to the America East All-Rookie Team after making 20 starts in 21 appearances for the Great Danes on defense
• Recorded his first career point, an assist in the America East semifinal on a goal by Dominic McGarr at No. 6 UMBC

Quick Facts: A member of the Balcatta Soccer Club, Palmateer has served as captain of their U23 side. Additionally, he has previously served as captain of the U19 Western Australia State Team, and of his St Mark’s Anglican School. He was a part of the Balcatta squad that captured the state league title in 2011.

Gorman on Palmateer: “Luke is an experienced defender who’s played, and trained, at a high level throughout his development. He is excited to join our other Australian players here in Albany, and we’re looking forward to adding him to our defensive group.”

Palmateer's Career Statistics:

Season GP GS G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2013 21 20 0 1 1 8 .000 2 .250 0 0-0
2014 19 19 0 1 1 3 .000 2 .667 0 0-0
2015 19 17 0 1 1 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0-0
2016 21 10 2 2 6 15 .133 6 .400 1 0-0
TOTAL 80 66 2 5 9 27 .074 11 .407 1 0-0

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:

Points: 2 - vs. Marist (8/26/16); vs. UMBC (10/15/16)
Goals: 1 - vs. Marist (8/26/16); vs. UMBC (10/15/16)
Assists: 4x, last vs. Vermont (10/7/16)
Shots: 4 - vs. Marist (8/26/16)
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