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Christa Szalach
Christa  Szalach

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Height:
5-5

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
10/11/1994

08/12/2016

Boilermakers Host Miami Again

Purdue looking to build on 3-0 exhibition win Wednesday at Loyola

08/09/2016

Mike Bobinski Named Athletics Director

New Purdue Athletics leader comes from Georgia Tech

08/02/2016

Soccer First to Report for New Year

Boilermakers to open preseason practice Wednesday morning

04/01/2016

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

03/29/2016

Szalach Elected BAC President

Four other leadership positions filled, as well

11/18/2015

Christa Szalach, 2015 Player Gallery

Christa Szalach, 2015 Player Gallery

02/24/2015

Christa Szalach 2014 Photo Gallery

Christa Szalach 2014 Photo Gallery

10/22/2014

Michigan State

Purdue vs Michigan State

10/22/2014

Nebraska-Iowa Road Trip

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

10/01/2014

Purdue vs. Ball State Mega Gallery

Purdue vs. Ball State

2015 Photo Gallery | 2014 Photo Gallery | 2013 Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Athlete: Shawn Johnson
Favorite Pro Stadium: United Center
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: Channing Tatum
In Her MP3 Player: Keith Urban
Last Concert She Attended: Timeflies
Last Book She Read: Hopeless
Favorite Actor & Actress: Matt LeBlanc & 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: Gymnastics
Favorite Purdue Building: Beering Hall and Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Honduras
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Soccer Complex: The Perfect Grass
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2014 Home Win vs. Ohio State
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Josh Boyd, Communication
Furry Friend: Ranger, Siberian Husky & Sam, Orange Tabby

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.

SOPHOMORE / 2014
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.

FRESHMAN / 2013
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.

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB
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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