Christa Szalach
Christa Szalach


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North





Freshmen Score Early as Purdue Wins Exhibition Game at ISU

Petrina & Woolford score in first half, Ginther & Yohn combine for 10 saves in shutout.


Purdue Falls Behind Early in Loss at Michigan State

Boilermakers only manage 5 five shots on goal among their 17 shots.


Boilermakers Settle for 2-2 Draw with Seattle

Williams becomes first Boiler with six goals in first six games since 2009.


Boilermakers Score Early & Often in Season-Opening Win

Williams becomes first Boiler to post multi-goal game in season opener since 2009.


Christa Szalach 2013 Photo Gallery

Christa Szalach 2013 Photo Gallery


Purdue Soccer, 2013 Season in Photos

A season-long photo gallery from Purdue Soccer's 2013 campaign.


Purdue vs. Minnesota

Purdue vs. Minnesota


Andy Jessop 4-Game Gallery

Photos from Dartmouth, Illinois, Northwestern & Nebraska games


Purdue vs. Northern Illinois

Purdue vs. Northern Illinois

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

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