CAREER: Started 53 consecutive games at goalkeeper...played in 4755 career minutes and has made 339 career saves (1.87 goals against average)...tied for the school record in career shutouts (10) and holds the school record for career saves with 339...named Big East goalkeeper of the year in 2004, All-Big East First Team selection in 2004...became Pittsburgh's third all-time recipient of the Big East goalkeeper of the year award (Rachel Brown, 2000 and 2001).
2004: Pelusi continued her record setting career at Pitt by setting or tying three career records: least goals allowed (50 goals in 34 games), career saves (339), career shutouts (10)...tied the school record with five shutouts on the season: Bowling Green (Aug. 29), Old Dominion (Sept. 12), Providence (Sept. 29), Rutgers (Oct. 17), St. Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 19)...led the Big East in saves per game (5.65) for the third consecutive year...named BIG EAST goalkeeper of the year, Pitt's third goalkeeper to earn the honor...recorded 11 saves against Syracuse (Oct. 1)...started all 17 games for the Panthers...made 96 saves on the season (78%)...has a 1.62 goals against average...named a Big East Academic All Star.
2003: In just her second season, Jamie Pelusi secured her place in school recordbooks as she set school records for least goals allowed (23) and season goals against average (1.32)...recorded three shutouts on season: Duquesne (Sept. 28), Robert Morris (Oct. 15) and Rutgers (Oct. 12)...saved 14 shots in earning a shutout tie vs. Rutgers...registered 104 saves (82 percent) on season...for the second consecutive year, led the Big East in saves per game (6.06 saves/game)...ranked fourth among Big East goalkeepers in saves (104)...started all 17 games for the Panthers...named a 2003-04 Big East Academic All-Star.
2002: As only a freshman, established herself among the conference's top goalkeepers...led the Big East in saves per game and ranked tied for 13th nationally with 7.32...ranked second among Big East goalkeepers in totals saves with 139...first freshman goalkeeper to start every game ...finished with a 2.55 goals-against average...registered 139 saves (74.3%)...earned back-to-back shutouts against Duquesne (Sept. 6) and Lehigh (Sept. 8)...registered individual game high of 15 saves vs. Providence (Oct. 11) which ranked second in Panthers history in saves per-game...earned her first career point on an assist against Duquesne (Sept. 6)....named Freshman Female Athlete of the Year by The Pitt News.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-WPIAL, all-PIAA and all-regional goalkeeper at Hampton High School...led the Talbots to the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs during her career under head coach Frank Christy...competed for the Pittsburgh Strikers club team for four years and led squad to a state championship...competed in track and field at Hampton.
PERSONAL: Born January 10, 1984...daughter of John and Cathy Pelusi...her father, John, is a former standout football player for the Panthers and played on the 1976 National Championship team...has one brother and two sisters...social work major...two-time Big East Academic All-Star.
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