UCF Women's Soccer Brings in Jamie Corti as Assistant Coach

GO KNIGHTS Jamie Corti will serve her first year on staff with the Knights as they tackle their inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference.
Jamie Corti will serve her first year on staff with the Knights as they tackle their inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference.

June 26, 2013

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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's soccer team recently added Jamie Corti to its staff as an assistant coach. She comes to Orlando after a season as an assistant coach at VCU with the Knights' new head and associate head coaches, Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and Tim Sahaydak.

"I want to thank Tiff and Tim for giving me the opportunity to join them here at UCF," Corti said. "I have had the opportunity to meet some of the players and administration. From everyone I have met, and everything I have seen, it is clear that the women's soccer team is important to this campus and community. I am eager for the fall to arrive and to get started with this very talented team. The leadership that Tiff and Tim will provide will undoubtedly take this program to the next level, and I am thankful and excited to be a part of it."

Corti spent the 2011 campaign as an assistant at her alma mater UNC Greensboro before returning to VCU. During her two seasons as a graduate assistant from 2009-10, Corti was part of a VCU squad that posted 13 shutouts, while ranking third in the Colonial Athletic Association in both goals allowed and goals against average in 2010.

"We could not be happier to have Jamie Corti join our staff at UCF," Roberts Sahaydak said. "Jamie has worked closely with us for a number of years, and she has proven to be vital to our success. When I met Jamie a few years ago, it did not take long for me to be impressed with her abilities. She's bright, passionate, and shares our vision for serving our student-athletes. Jamie will have a hand in most of our day to day activities- including on-field coaching, recruiting, and administrative responsibilities. I have no doubt that she will quickly become an integral part of the UCF soccer family."

Corti first joined the Rams in the fall of 2009 after spending four seasons as the cornerstone of UNCG's backline. She started the final seven contests of the 2005 campaign and never looked back, earning the starting nod in 65 of the Spartans' 66 games over her final three seasons. Corti anchored a stifling defense that allowed just 0.92 goals per game over her final three years, while posting a total of 33 shutouts (41 during career).

She garnered numerous accolades during her collegiate career, including being named All-Southern Conference First Team in both 2007 and 2008. Corti helped lead UNCG to a league title in 2006 on her way to earning a spot on the All-Tournament squad. The championship was part of three NCAA Tournament trips with her in charge of the Spartans' backline.

Corti's success was not just limited to the field as she achieved Honor Roll status during each of her five seasons at UNCG (redshirted in 2004 due to injury).

After growing up in Florence, Italy, Corti and her family moved to Apex, N.C., prior to her high school days, where she quickly became an All-State defender at Apex High School.

She graduated from UNCG with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, and received her master's degree from VCU's Center for Sport Leadership in 2010.