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Levi  Rossi
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Levi Rossi

Hometown:
Denver, Colo.

Last College:
University of New Mexico

Position:
Assistant Coach

Year:
Fourth Season


Levi Rossi enters his fourth season as the Denver's men's soccer program's second assistant in 2018. Rossi was promoted from his volunteer roll in March of 2015.

2017: Denver picked up right where it left off in 2016 in the opening weekend, knocking off two ranked teams at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium in Florida Gulf Coast and Akron. Following the opening weekend, the Pioneers dropped four of the next six. Denver split the next four matches, including a 3-1 win at Saint Louis before going unbeaten in the Pioneers' final seven matches of the campaign. Denver finished a perfect 5-0-0 in the Summit League, and earned the program's third result at New Mexico on Oct. 25. 

Denver defeated Eastern Illinois 1-0 in the Summit League Semifinals, before drawing Omaha 1-1 in the Summit League Final. Denver lost the final in an 11-round penalty kick shootout, being outscored by the home side 9-8 from the spot. 

2016:
 Rossi and the Pioneers staff earned National Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2016 after leading the program to its first College Cup in program history following a 1-0 win over [3] Clemson in the national quarterfinals. The Pioneers finished in the top 10 in the country in seven statistical catagories in 2016: 10th in goals (40), third in goals against average (0.52), third in shutout percentage (0.58), second in winning percentage (0.896), seventh in assists per game (2.0), fourth in total assists (48) and fifth in total points (128). Rossi and the Pioneers broke the program record for consecutive unbeaten matches with 23 in 2016, and became the first program to finish consecutive regular seasons unbeaten since Clemson in 1977-78. 

2015:
 The Pioneers set new DI school marks in shutouts (12), consecutive shutouts (7), consecutive scoreless minutes (797) and consecutive unbeaten matches (18).

DU reached new heights in 2015, finishing the regular season as the only unbeaten team in the country at 15-0-3, and earned a first round bye and postseason home game for the first time in the program's history. The Pioneers spent seven-straight weeks in the top-10 of the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America poll, including two at No. 7, the highest ranking in the program's history. 

2014: Rossi spent the 2014 season as the team's volunteer assistant coach, a campaign that saw the Pioneers win their second-straight regular season and league tournament titles, booking the program's second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Playing Career: Levi Rossi came to Denver in 2014 after a standout career at the University of New Mexico where he played both forward and midfield. He was one of the most durable Lobos during his career as well as one of the most academically decorated players in New Mexico soccer history. A Denver native, Rossi played his high school soccer at Regis Jesuit, helping leading the Red Raiders to the state finals in 2008.

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