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Christa Szalach
Christa Szalach

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Height:
5-5

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
10/11/1994



12/10/2014

Sixty-Nine Boilermakers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Football led the way for fall honorees.

11/13/2014

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.

10/18/2014

Purdue Suffers its Program-Record Fifth 1-0 Loss

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

10/05/2014

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.

09/21/2014

Final 10 Minutes Dooms Purdue in Road Loss at Illinois

Boilers' streak of not conceding more than one goal ends at nine consecutive games.

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

09/29/2014

Purdue hosts Minnesota & Wisconsin

Purdue vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin

09/18/2014

Purdue vs. Ohio State Mega Gallery

Purdue vs. Ohio State

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

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: Communication/Public Relations

Parents: Rick & Stephanie Szalach

Sister: Lauren

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