Greenville, SC - The Greenville Triumph SC has signed former South Georgia Tormenta 2 forward JJ Donnelly to add an offensive push for the remainder of their inaugural season, pending league and federation approval.
Hailing from London, England, Donnelly played for Brentford FC Academy before leaving to play at Eastern Florida State College in 2015. During his time with the Titans, he tallied 15 career goals and assists, as well as 45 points in two seasons, earning him a spot on the All-Conference Region 8 first-team.
Donnelly continued his collegiate career at Campbell University, earning back to back All-Big South regional honors in 2017-18, finishing his senior season with 18 points on 6 goals and 6 assists. Donnelly started all 40 games in his two seasons at CU.
"JJ is a player we've followed being in the Tormenta 2 system. He's a striker that's got the technical ability, but there's something about his personality and the way he expresses himself on the field. He's that positive striker that you need. He's got great mobility and great advantage in the air," said Coach John Harkes when asked what special qualities Donnelly will bring to the squad.
Harkes also added that with a competitive league, injuries are inevitable, especially in the later half of the season. "It's important, with such a small roster, that when injuries come we have players with the ability to step in."
In April of this year, the 22-year-old forward signed with USL League Two's division-winning South Georgia Tormenta FC 2. Donnelly comes to the Triumph with 7 goals and 3 assists in 15 games played with Tormenta 2.