Alex Hairston
Alex  Hairston


Portland, Ore.

High School:




Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards Announced

Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.


Seventy-One Boilermakers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Football led the way for fall honorees.


Season Recap: Improved Defense Not Enough for Boilers

Purdue conceded 17 fewer goals than 2013 but failed to score 20 for first time in team history.


Boilermakers Host No. 25 Michigan for Senior Night

Purdue's five games against nationally-ranked Big Ten foes this year is a program high.


Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.


Alex Hairston 2014 Photo Gallery

Alex Hairston 2014 Photo Gallery


Michigan State

Purdue vs Michigan State


Nebraska-Iowa Road Trip

Rick Szalach photo gallery from Purdue's Nebraska-Iowa road trip.


Purdue vs. Ball State Mega Gallery

Purdue vs. Ball State


Purdue hosts Minnesota & Wisconsin

Purdue vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin

Photo Gallery | 2013 Photo Gallery | 2012 Photo Gallery | 2011 Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Deandre Yedlin
Favorite Pro Stadium: Moda Center
Favorite Country to Root For at World Cup: USA
Current Pro Goalkeeper She'd Most Like to Shoot Against: Tim Howard
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Beyonce
In Her MP3 Player: Big Sean
Last Concert She Attended: Usher
Favorite Author: Maya Angelou
Film Favorites
Actor, Actress & Director: Zach Braff, Emma Stone & Wes Anderson
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Salmon
Favorite Outdoor Activities: White Water Rafting
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall
Favorite Big City: Portland
Unique Travel Locale: France
Country She'd Like to Visit: Peru
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2011 Win vs. Indiana
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Soccer Complex: The Field
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Orla Hart, Biochemistry
Furry Friend: Chow, Chow Chow-Lab Mix

Academic All-Big Ten... Hairston was one of six Boilermakers to start all 19 games... finished her career having never missed a game while starting 76 of the 77 games in which she played... recorded her 23rd career assist while setting up Makaela Nellamsâ?TM goal at Maryland, establishing a new Purdue all-time record... broke the assists record that had stood since 2005 while becoming the first Boiler since 2009 to break a prominent career record... also graduated with Purdue all-time records for multi-assist games (5) and most consecutive games with a point (7)... scored her 17th career goal in the win against SIU Edwardsville to finish up eighth in program history... also ranked seventh in the record book in career points (57)... assisted on goals by Maddy Williams and Makaela Nellams in the BTN-televised win against Ohio State... put all three of her shots on goal against SIU Edwardsville and Indiana... logged a season-high 103 minutes in the season finale against Michigan... averaged 70.7 minutes per game... Purdue was 11-3-3 when she scored a goal during her career.

JUNIOR / 2013
Hairston played in all 19 games, starting every game but the Michigan game... came off the bench for the first time in her career at Michigan, ending her streak of 54 consecutive games started... durable forward has played in 58 consecutive games entering her senior season... scored in four straight games (Sept. 8-22) and recorded a point in eight consecutive contests (Sept. 6-29)... established a new consecutive games with a point record after coming up just one game shy of the goals run... posted multi-assist efforts in the wins against Northern Illinois and Dartmouth to establish a new program record for career multi-assist games with five... scored only 31 seconds after the opening kickoff in the win at Ohio State for the fourth quickest goal in program history... Purdue went on to win 1-0 after the early goal held up and it marked the first time in which a Boiler found the back of the net in the opening minute that the goal ended up being the only score of the game... it was Purdue's first goal in Columbus since 2007 and led to OSU's only home loss of the 2013 season... also scored goals against Xavier, Seattle, IPFW, Miami (Ohio) and Wisconsin... accounted for Purdue's first goal of the Big Ten season for the second time in her career... assisted on four of Maddy Williams' 10 goals and also setup scores by Chinyelu Asher, Mollie Kuramoto, Holly Gregory and Hadley Stuart... ranked ninth in the Big Ten in assists... averaged 64.2 minutes per game.

Academic All-Big Ten... Hairston started all 19 games, one of only two Boilers to do so... has now started the first 39 games of her college career as the only Purdue player to start every game the last two seasons... led the team and ranked seventh in the Big Ten with eight assists... also scored four goals, including the game-winner in the first two games of the season... setup seven goals in the span of four games, tallying two assists in three consecutive games during that stretch... while becoming the fifth player in program history to record an assist in four consecutive games, she was the first Boiler with three multi-assist games in the same season, much less in three straight games... goals included the game-winner against Toledo and the golden goal in the OT win versus Eastern Illinois during the season-opening weekend... after also scoring the lone goal in the in the 1-0 win at Toledo in 2011, she became the first player to score the game-winner in back-to-back season openers... also the first player to account for the Boilers' first goal in back-to-back years since 2002 and 2003... teamed up with Hadley Stuart for two goals in a span of 48 seconds against Toledo, a Purdue record until it was broken by Jordan Pawlik a week later... assisted on goals by Chinyelu Asher, Hadley Stuart, Jordan Pawlik and Taylor Niewoit... logged 90-plus minutes six times, going the distance against Nebraska, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State and Indiana.

Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 19)... Illini/Boilermaker Cup All-Tournament Team... Hairston started all 20 games, one of only four Boilers to do so... became the first freshman to start every game since 2008 and only the seventh to do so since 2000... ranked second on the team with six goals and four assists, scoring against Toledo, Colorado, Indiana State, Michigan State, Iowa and Northwestern... accounted for the game-winning goal in the first two victories of the year: the season-opener at Toledo and the first home night game against Colorado... became only the third freshman in program history to account for the team's first two game-winners... also accounted for a game-winner at Northwestern... with her goals against MSU in the Big Ten opener and Iowa, she joined Katie Leinert as the only players in program history to account for Purdue's first two goals of the conference season... became the sixth player in program history to score her collegiate debut, as well as the fifth freshman to account for Purdue's first goal of a season... assisted on Alexis Tryba's goal at Missouri, Hadley Stuart's second goal in the Indiana State win, Kellie Phillips' first goal in the rivalry win with Indiana and Phillips goal at Minnesota... recorded at least one shot in 18 of the 20 games... ranked third among the field players in minutes played, logging 90-plus minutes three times... played a season-high 102 minutes in the draw with Cal State Northridge... went the distance in her collegiate debut, the season-opening win at Toledo

Led her team in goals and points for three straights seasons as a First Team All-Portland Interscholastic League honoree for coach Tim Copeland... first team 6A all-state performer as a senior... helped her Bridlemile club team win the 2011 Oregon State Cup championship... played for regional championship teams at both the club and ODP levels... in track and field, won the 400 meters conference title at the junior varsity level and helped the 4x400 relay team reach the 2009 6A state finals

Biographical Information

Full Name: Alexandria Hairston

Major: Brain & Behavioral Sciences

Parents: John & Paige Hairston (John played baseball at Southern University)

Sisters: Juliana, Madison & Elisabeth (Alex & Juliana are first set of sisters to play soccer for Purdue at same time since 1998-99)



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