33
Zarinah Blockton
Zarinah Blockton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, Calif.

High School:
College Prepatory

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
03/11/1986

Experience:
3VL



2006: Played all 23 matches at center back alongside Kira Bilecky ... led team for a second-straight year with four yellow cards; however, did not receive any over the last eight matches of the season ... as a starter for 22 matches, played a key role in the team's seven-match shutout streak (Aug. 29 - Sept. 15) and ten-match unbeaten streak (Aug. 29 - Sept. 29) ... has played in all 62 of Purdue's matches since the start of her freshman year in 2004.

2005: Selected as Purdue's representative on the Big Ten All-Tournament team ... played in all 20 team matches for second-straight year, totaling 1,616 minutes ... physical force on the field, leading the team with three yellow cards ... stonewalled Clare Grimwood within the goalbox during a 2-1 victory at Minnesota ... had a great game in 1-0 win at Wisconsin ... cleared out several Badger passes and forced a Sandy Jorgensen diagonal shot to sail wide of the net.

2004: One of only three freshmen to see time in all 20 matches, receiving 12 starts ... was part of a defensive effort that was responsible for eight shutout victories, which included wins over Big Ten opponents Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State and Indiana ... team averaged one goal allowed on 13 shots per match in her 12 starts ... started first four matches of the season and eight of the team's last nine ... recorded shots against New Mexico (8/29) and Indiana State (10/24) ... helped clear out six Indiana corner kick in 1-0 win over the Hoosiers (10/22).

High School: Graduated from The College Preparatory School of Oakland, Calif. in 2004 ... earned varsity letters in basketball (four), track and field (two) and soccer (two) ... played soccer during her freshman and sophomore seasons ... was named to the all-league second team as a rookie and received first team honors as a sophomore ... helped lead basketball team to a championship in 2000-01 ... was the basketball team's co-captain during her junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Given name is Zarinah Cameto Blockton ... born March 11, 1986 ... daughter of Gilbert Blockton and Carol Chambers-Blockton ... has an older sister, Dawn, and a younger brother, Omari.