Former World Champion, Coach
Trainer - Portland, Blog Author
Sports: Soccer, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Other
Samantha Salvia is a championship athlete in two sports, Rhodes Scholar, water resources engineer, coach, and mother of two. At Old Dominion University she won an NCAA Division I National Championship in field hockey and became Old Dominion’s first Rhodes Scholar. As a civil engineer, Sam specializes in water resources planning, and led one of the largest water supply infrastructure projects constructed in California in the last two decades.
She discovered Ultimate while a graduate student at Oxford and has played and coached for over two decades. Sam has won multiple national and world championships with San Francisco Fury. She continues to coach youth sports and work with youth sports organizations on initiatives to recruit and retain women coaches and increase the participation of girls.