In this installment of Alumni on the rize, we catch up on Alumna Jordan Salisbury, F.C. Royals/WPFC U10-U18, who has been an integral part in the Redhawks reclassification process back to full NCAA Division I status, as a leader both on-and-off the field. She has been the anchor of the Redhawk central defense over the past four years, starting all 76 games played over her career. During that span, she’s scored six goals and made an assist for 13 career points. Salisbury also has contributed to 23 shutouts and scored a pair of game-winning goals over her career.
The veteran leader had a breakout season in 2011, including award accolades and helping the program reach new milestones.
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During the season, she was named to the Viking Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team and to the CollegeSoccer360.com’s National Primetime Performers of the Week, her first career national team recognition. In addition, she helped the Redhawks earn the biggest win in program history, a 2-0 shutout over then-No. 8 Portland on Sept. 2, and win the UNLV NIKE Invitational on Sept. 18. She also tallied four goals and was part of seven shutouts this year, as SU went 12-6-1 on the year.
Salisbury was also recently named to the the 2011 NSCAA Women’s Soccer Division I All-Pacific team.
"We have been blessed to have Jordan in our program over the past four years. She is an amazing person, true competitor, fantastic student and a great leader on our team. She had an amazing collegiate career and impacted our team from the first time she set foot on the field," said head coach Julie Woodward.
Salisbury has also excelled in the classroom, balancing successfully the rigors of athletics and academics. A humanities for teaching major, she boasts a 3.268 cumulative grade point average.
2011: Started all 19 matches ... scored four goals on 14 shots, seven on goal ... defended in seven shutouts ... helped preserve shutout in final defensive start at Loyola Marymount (11/5) ... fired two shots, one on goal in start at Eastern Washington (10/30) ... took one shot on goal in defensive start versus Montana (10/28) ... started on defense at Texas (10/23) ... backline starter in 3-1 win at CSU Bakersfield (10/14) ... scored on three shots, one on target and helped preserve shutout in start at defender versus Hawaii (10/9) ... took two shots in action off the bench versus Boise State (10/2) ... tallied one shot on frame in start at defender versus Gonzaga (9/30) ... started at defender in shut out versus San Francisco (9/23) ... scored header off free kick from Mary Hill in start against San Diego State (9/18) ... started in backline at UNLV (9/16) ... named to Viking Soccer Classic all-tournament team ... started in defense in win at Portland State (9/11) ... played defense in start against Cal Poly (9/9) ... scored on her only shot in start at Washington (9/4) ... started at defender in start at Washington State (8/28) ... took one shot and contributed to clean sheet as defensive starter at Idaho (8/26) ... started at defender at UC Davis and contributed to a clean sheet (8/19) ... started at defender at Sacramento State, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime with her one shot on target (8/19).
2010: Started and helped Redhawks to a shutout at defender against CSU Bakersfield (11/6) ... started and played all 90 minutes at defender at Cal State Northridge (10/31) ... helped guide the Redhawks to their fifth shutout of the season at CSU Bakersfield (10/29) took one shot at starting defender at Colorado (10/23) ... started and played the entire 90 minutes at UC Santa Barbara (10/21) ... started as defender at Baylor (10/15) ... Tallied her thirteenth consecutive start at defender versus Portland State (10/3) ... started as defender versus Utah Valley (9/29) … attempted one shot on goal in start versus Sacramento State (9/26) … tallied two shots on goal versus University of Idaho (9/24) … started at central defender and helped guide team to 3-0 shutout versus Cleveland State (9/19) … started in central defense at Boise State (9/12) ... scored first goal of the season off a Heather Thomas assist in start at defender at Idaho State (9/9) ... part of starting backline that led SU to 2-0 shutout victory over Gonzaga (9/5) ... had a shot in start at central defense in 2-1 double overtime victory at Eastern Washington (9/3) ... helped guide team to second consecutive victory in start at central defense at UC Irvine (8/29) ... started and was key in team’s 1-0 shutout victory over UC Riverside (8/27) ... started at central defense ... had one shot versus Oregon State (8/22) ... started and played entire game in the backline versus Washington (8/20).
Salisbury controling the center of the pitch
2009: Headed in first goal of the season off a Kassandra Riozzi corner kick versus Washington State ... it was her first career goal (Oct. 11) ... started 14th straight game at central defense at SDSU (Oct. 4) ... had one shot versus UNLV at Aztec Classic (Oct. 2) ... played in the backline versus USF (Sept. 27) ... played 110 minutes at PSU in 1-1 double overtime draw (Sept. 22) ... anchored backline in 3-1 victory over Utah State (Sept. 20) ... played full 90 minutes at Gonzaga (Sept. 17) ... headed a shot on goal at Oregon (Sept. 13 ) ... started and played full 90 minutes versus Oregon State (Sept. 11) ... started at central defense against Cal Poly (Sept. 4) ... part of backline that shutout fourth opponent, Eastern Washington (Aug. 31) ... part of SU backline that shutout third opponent of the season, Utah Valley (Aug. 28) ... played 90 minutes in central defense against Washington (Aug. 26) ... was a crucial part of the Redhawks 1-0 shutout over Idaho (Aug. 23) ... started at central defense versus Boise State ... helped keep Broncos from having any shots in the second half (Aug. 21).
2008: Started all 20 games as a freshman ... had one assist for one point on the season ... was tied for sixth on the team in assists and ninth in shots with eight ... lone assist came in 3-2 win over North Dakota State on Oct. 18 ... was part of the SU defense that shutout six teams and helped preserve 12 wins on the year.
Todd Beamer High School: A 2008 graduate of Todd Beamer High School ... was a four-year letterwinner in soccer as a versatile field player ... helped team reach the state title game in 2007 ... also earned two letters in fastpitch softball.