Christa Szalach
Christa  Szalach


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North





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.


Purdue Suffers its Program-Record Fifth 1-0 Loss

Boilermakers will need a standings point Sunday to keep their Big Ten Tournament hopes alive.


Purdue Concedes Three First-Half Goals in Loss at Rutgers

Scarlet Knights score three times in 18-minute span to take control of the game early.


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.


Purdue vs. Ball State Mega Gallery

Purdue vs. Ball State


Purdue hosts Minnesota & Wisconsin

Purdue vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin

2014 Photo Gallery | 2013 Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Jonathan Toews
Favorite Pro Stadium: United Center
Favorite Country to Root for at World Cup: USA
Current Pro Goalkeeper She'd Like to Shoot Against: Tim Howard
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Channing Tatum
In Her MP3 Player: Keith Urban
Last Concert She Attended: Timeflies
Favorite Actor & Actress: Channing Tatum & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Bacon Wrapped Steak with Her Dad's Potatoes
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Purdue Building: Owen Hall
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Jamaica
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Soccer Complex: The Perfect Grass
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2013 vs. Indiana
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Glenn Sparks, Communication
Furry Friend: Ranger, Siberian Husky

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 Williamsâ?TM 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: Communication/Public Relations

Parents: Rick & Stephanie Szalach

Sister: Lauren