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Chinyelu Asher
Chinyelu Asher

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Silver Spring, Md.

High School:
Archbishop Carroll

Height:
5-5

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
05/20/1993



11/08/2013

Season Recap: Boilers Score Consistently Throughout 2013

Williams & Stuart reach double-figure benchmarks for goals & assists, respectively.

10/23/2013

Purdue Hosts Indiana & Minnesota for Home Finales

Boilermakers look to win back the Golden Boot traveling trophy Thursday vs. IU.

10/20/2013

Boilermakers Lose at No. 12 Michigan, 3-1

Kridler makes a number of quality stops among her seven saves to keep Purdue in it.

10/07/2013

Williams Named Big Ten Player & Freshman of the Week

First-year forward is one goal shy of the Purdue freshman record.

10/04/2013

Boilermakers End Illini's 20-Game Scoring Streak in 1-0 Win

Purdue has recorded back-to-back shutouts in Big Ten play for first time since 2010.

11/11/2013

Chinyelu Asher 2013 Photo Gallery

Chinyelu Asher 2013 Photo Gallery

11/11/2013

Purdue Soccer, 2013 Season in Photos

A season-long photo gallery from Purdue Soccer's 2013 campaign.

10/31/2013

Purdue vs. Indiana

Purdue vs. Indiana

10/31/2013

Purdue vs. Minnesota

Purdue vs. Minnesota

10/21/2013

Andy Jessop 4-Game Gallery

Photos from Dartmouth, Illinois, Northwestern & Nebraska games

2013 Photo Gallery | 2012 Photo Gallery | 2011 Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Coach: Jose Mourinho
In Her MP3 Player: Erykah Badu
Favorite Author: Paulo Coelho
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Curry Shrimp
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Favorite Purdue Building: Lawson Hall
Favorite Big City: Barcelona
Unique Travel Locale: Cameroon
Country She'd Like to Visit: India
Another Sport She Enjoys: Table Tennis
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2012 Overtime Thriller at Louisville
Furry Friend: Penny, Mini Chihuahua

JUNIOR / 2013
Asher played in all 19 games, starting 17 times... started every game at central midfielder except the two games on the Penn State-Ohio State road trip... has not missed a game in her first three years at Purdue, playing in 58 consecutive games... scored the game-winning goals in victories against Akron and Dartmouth... also scored Purdue's third goal in the win against Northern Illinois... scored only 68 seconds after the opening kickoff in the season opener against Akron, accounting for the quickest goal to begin a season in program history... assisted on Maddy Williams' game-winning goal in the 1-0 win against Illinois... also assisted on Williams' goal against Minnesota and Hadley Stuart's goal at Michigan... helped Purdue post shutouts against Akron, IPFW, Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern... recorded three shots in games against Dartmouth, Illinois and Nebraska... went the distance in the Illinois win... averaged 58.5 minutes per game... Purdue is 6-1-1 when she has scored during her career.

SOPHOMORE / 2012
Academic All-Big Ten... Asher played in 19 games and started 10 times... one of only six Boilers to see action in all 19 games... started the first five goals of the season as well as Big Ten games against Michigan State, Nebraska, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota... scored the game-winning goal against Tennessee-Martin and also found the back of the net at Louisville and vs. Central Michigan... gave Purdue the lead with seven minutes to play in regulation in the overtime loss at Louisville... assisted on Jordan Pawlik's first goal in the win against Evansville... logged 80-plus minutes seven times... has played in all 39 games her first two years at Purdue... the Boilers are 3-1-1 when she has scored during her career.

FRESHMAN / 2011
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 17)... Asher played in all 20 games, one of nine Boilers to do so, and started the final 15 games of the year... ranked second on the team with four assists, setting up goals by Alex Hairston vs. Colorado, Lauren Montenegro vs. Indiana State, Kellie Phillips at Northwestern and Mollie Kuramoto vs. Indiana... scored twice in the blowout win of Indiana... scored her first collegiate goal in the draw with Cal State Northridge... scored with three of her five shots on goal... recorded a season-high four shots in the Northridge draw... went the distance against Nebraska

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB
Her high school did not offer a girl's soccer team so she trained with the boys during their season... trained with the Jamaican U20 National Team in the summer of 2012, playing in all three games of the U20 CONCACAF tournament... finished second at the 2007 AAU national cross country championships... helped her Freestate United club team win the 2009 Washington Area Girls Soccer league championship and qualify for the State Cup finals... honor roll and principal's list student

Biographical Information

Major: Public Health

Parents: Kevin & Laura Asher (Kevin played soccer at Howard University)

Brother: Daniel (played soccer at Saint Leo University)

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