Christa Szalach
Christa  Szalach


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North





Spring 2017 Graduates

75 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree


Fifth-Annual Golden Pete Winners

Kim, Replogle receive Big Ten Medal of Honor


'Flex 21' to Enhance S-A Experience

Goal is to provide more time for non-athletic activities


Purdue Battles Thru Snakebitten Season

Injuries, overtime losses lead to tough 2nd year under coach Drew Roff


Soccer Visits Rutgers, Hosts Ohio State

Purdue's 12 seniors to be recognized prior to Sunday's game


Christa Szalach Action

The best action photos of Christa Szalach from the 2016 Season


Christa Szalach, 2015 Player Gallery

Christa Szalach, 2015 Player Gallery


Christa Szalach 2014 Photo Gallery

Christa Szalach 2014 Photo Gallery


Michigan State

Purdue vs Michigan State


Nebraska-Iowa Road Trip

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

Photo Galleries: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Athlete: Shawn Johnson
Favorite Pro Stadium: United Center
Favorite Field She's Played On (Other Than Purdue): IU (For the Rivalry)
Favorite Playoff Format: Stanley Cup Playoffs
Favorite Country to Root for at World Cup: USA
Current Pro Goalkeeper She'd Like to Shoot Against: Hope Solo
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Erika Yohn
In Her MP3 Player: Keith Urban
Last Concert She Attended: Timeflies
Last Book She Read: Hopeless
Favorite Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: She's the Man
Favorite TV Series: Scandal
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Bacon-Wrapped Steak and Potatoes
Favorite Dessert: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Purdue Buildings: Beering Hall and Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Jamaica
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Things About Folk Field: The Perfect Grass and Sunsets
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2014 Home Win vs. Ohio State
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Jessica Eise, COM 353
Furry Friend: Ranger, Siberian Husky

SENIOR / 2016
Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Szalach played in all 17 games and started 13 times... started the final eight games of the season... recorded three shots in three different games in October... played at least half the game eight times...logged a season-high 59 minutes at West Virginia... averaged 40 minutes per game... served as the president of the Boiler Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during the 2016-17 school year... finished her career having played 60 of the 73 games (82 percent) since the start of 2013.

JUNIOR / 2015
Academic All-Big Ten... Szalach played in 15 games and started three straight games early in the Big Ten season... started games against Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin... logged a season-high 77 minutes at Minnesota... also played 70 minutes in the Illinois win... logged double-figure minutes in 10 of the 15 games in which she played... recorded a shot in each of her first two games of the season (Xavier and Missouri)... averaged 22 minutes per game.

Academic All-Big Ten... Szalach played in 16 games and started six times... started four straight games during non-conference play as well as the Big Ten games against Northwestern and Indiana... tallied an assist when her flip throw-in led to Maddy Williams' game-winning goal in the BTN-televised victory against Ohio State... recorded a season-high four shots in the draw with Michigan... logged double-figure minutes in every game she played... went the distance in the Ball State win for a season-high 90 minutes... averaged 54.3 minutes per game.

Szalach played in 12 games, including six Big Ten contests... logged double-figure minutes in every game in which she played... saw action in Big Ten games against Wisconsin, Penn State, Nebraska, Michigan State, Minnesota and Iowa... recorded a pair of shots in each of the first two games of the season... led the reserves in minutes played in games against Seattle (40) and Michigan State (58)... logged 40 minutes in consecutive games against Seattle and IPFW... averaged 26 minutes per game.

Helped lead Naperville North to the 2012 and 2013 IHSA Class 3A state titles while playing for coach Steve Goletz... scored the golden goal with 42 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime in the 2012 title game in what was the longest game in IHSA history... all-state and all-conference as a senior... eight goals and eight assists as a junior to also earn first team all-conference honors... two-time team captain as an upperclassman... also helped Naperville North reach the state finals in 2011, scoring 10 goals as a sophomore to earn all-conference and all-area honorable mention recognition... won Rob Koranda scholarship and J. Kyle Brand leadership awards.

Biographical Information

Major: Public Relations & Strategic Communication

Parents: Rick & Stephanie Szalach

Sister: Lauren



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