Jaime Pagliarulo Appointed Assistant Soccer Coach

July 13, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University women's soccer team has hired former WUSA goalkeeper Jaime Pagliarulo as the team's assistant coach, announced Tuesday by head coach Ray Leone. Paglairulo will be responsible for goalkeeper training along with other administrative duties.

'We are very excited to have Jaime join our staff,' said Leone, who begins his fourth season at the helm of the Sun Devil program. 'Her enthusiasm is contagious and our team has really taken to her. She also has a great deal of experience at all levels of women's soccer and that will help out our young team immensely.'

Prior to arriving in Tempe, Pagliarulo played goalkeeper for three seasons for the WUSA's San Diego Spirit. A sixth round pick, she earned the reputation for making big saves with a dramatic flair during the 2001 season and held the club record with 232 consecutive shutout minutes. In 2002, Pagliarulo was plagued by nagging injuries all season long, but still started a team-high 15 games. Before playing for the Sprit, she was a member of the W-Leagues Maryland Pride.

On the international scene, Pagliarulo had extensive time on various U.S. National Teams. In 2002, she traveled to China for the Four Nations Tournament and in 2001 posted two of her three caps with the full national team, earned against Canada and China. Her first cap came against South Korea on the NIKE Victory 1997 in St. Charles, Ill. Pagliarulo has also been a member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team pool from 1993-97 and played in two U-20 Nordic Cups in Germany and Sweden.

A standout student-athlete at George Mason University, Pagliarulo was a three-time All-American. As a junior in 1997, she set a George Mason record for most saves in a season with 123 and most minutes played with 2,162, and in the second round of the NCAA set a school record with 20 saves. As a senior, she recorded a career-high 7.25 shutouts, while recording 67 saves, allowing only 17 goals - the fewest in the CAA.

Pagliarulo, a native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, graduated with a degree in physical education from George Mason in 2001. She enjoys working with the Special Olympics Program and is a youth leader at Mountain Valley Church in Scottsdale.

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