Jessica Salvi, one of the greatest goalkeepers in program history, will serve as a program coordinator for the UTEP soccer team in 2010. Salvi has assisted in many areas following her star-studded two-year career with the Miners.
She will aid in all aspects of the program, with specific emphasis on working with UTEP's netminders in every facet of the game.
Salvi was a standout keeper for the Orange and Blue in 2006 & 2007, after transferring from Laramie County Community College. She forged a mark of 19-7-1 and holds the program career record for save percentage at .841. She started all 28 matches which she appeared in, and finished with eight shutouts.
The native of Jackson Hole, Wyo., turned in the most dominant single season by a Miner netminder in 2006, shattering school standards for goals against average (0.54), fewest goals allowed (five) and save percentage (.930) while fighting through injuries on the way to a 10-1-0 mark. Five of her triumphs were shutouts, which helped UTEP post a program-best 11 blankings on the campaign.
The efforts allowed her to pace Conference USA in save percentage and GAA, and she would have rated third and 15th, respectively, in the country for those categories had she not fallen just shy of the qualifying standards.
Salvi was solid as a senior in 2007, making 98 stops while posting a 1.54 GAA to assist in a team-high nine wins. Three of her victories were via the shutout. She ventured to UTEP after serving as a two-year starter for LCCC under coach Jim Gardner. She guided the Golden Eagles to a mark of 12-5-2 and a third-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association in 2006. Salvi made 148 saves in 1,410 minutes and had a 1.34 GAA in garnering honorable-mention All-American status.
Prior to that Salvi was a four-year letterwinner, including grabbing all-conference distinction three times, at Jackson Hole HS.
She is the daughter of Roger and Stefanie Salvi, and she is pursuing a degree in multidisciplinary studies.