Alberici Says - Coming out of the fall, is in position to be the starting goalie ... very good communicator ... solid stopper ... worked hard in his outlet game in order to become a factor in transition ... excited for him to get his opportunity after playing behind an All-American (Tom Palesky '11).
2011: Spent the season playing behind 2011 Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year Tom Palesky ... appeared in six games and spent a combined 35:11 in the cage ... allowed just three goals on the season for a 5.12 goals against average ... played just over 23 minutes in Army's 14-1 win over Wagner (Mar. 13) at Michie Stadium ... made a career-high four saves in that contest ... faced 15 shots on the season and recorded six saves ... one of two players presented with the Morris Touchstone Coaches Award for team spirit and personal sacrifice at the Black Knights' postseason awards banquet.
2010: Served as Army's backup goalkeeper behind Tom Palesky ... played in just two games as a sophomore ... appeared in Army's contest at Hofstra (Mar. 30) ... made three saves in 12 minutes of action ... also played in Army's NCAA Tournament quarterfinal game versus Cornell (May 23) ... came in for the final 1:05.
2009: Appeared in one game during his plebe campaign ... was credited with a save in the season-opening victory against VMI (Feb. 14) ... played the final 2:04 of the game for his only minutes of the season.
Prior To West Point: Two-time All-Central New York honoree at Christian Brothers Academy for coach Jon McCoy ... team co-captain as a senior ... two-time Section III Champions that finished state runner-up during his junior year, and in the semifinals as a senior ... Central New York Senior All-Star Game Defensive MVP ... also lettered for regional champion soccer team ... starting goalie and Most Improved Player Award winner during his year at USMAPS playing for coach Tom Hansen.
Personal: Zack David Palmieri was born Jan. 30, 1989 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... son of Walter and Donna Palmieri ... enjoys painting, listening to music and watching movies in his spare time ... majoring in Human Geography.