Dagny Olson
Dagny  Olson


Champaign, Ill.

High School:

Last College:
Illinois State





Spring 2017 Graduates

75 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree


Purdue Battles Thru Snakebitten Season

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


Soccer Keeps Golden Boot via Draw vs. IU

Boilermakers record 31 shots and a program-record 18 corner kicks


Soccer Snaps Skid with Shutout Win

Purdue posts its first 1-0 win in Big Ten play since October 2013


Soccer Visits Rutgers, Hosts Ohio State

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


Dagny Olson Action

The best action photos of Dagny Olson from the 2016 Season


Dagny Olson, 2015 Player Gallery

Dagny Olson, 2015 Player Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Manchester United
Favorite Athlete: Mesut Ozil
Favorite Pro Stadium: Old Trafford
Favorite Field She's Played On (Other Than Purdue): South Florida
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Game-Winning Goal Against Baylor
Favorite Playoff Format: Stanley Cup Playoffs
Pro Goalkeeper She'd Most Like to Shoot Against: Manuel Neuer
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Beyoncé
In Her MP3 Player: Chance the Rapper
Last Concert She Attended: Future
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Johnny Depp, Melissa McCarthy & Tim Burton
Favorite Author: Edgar Allen Poe
Magazine She Subscribes To: Elle
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Bridesmaids
Favorite Super-Hero: Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy
Favorite TV Series: New Girl
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: French Silk Pie
Favorite Purdue Building: Wetherill
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Montana
Country She'd Like to Visit: Norway
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Curling
Favorite Thing About Folk Field: Cleat Room
Purdue Professor Whose Class She Enjoyed: Dr. Naimi, OLS
Furry Friend: Madel, Yellow Lab & Juice, Blue Nose Pitbull

SENIOR / 2016
Academic All-Big Ten... Olson played in all 17 games, starting 11 times… started the final nine games of the season… assisted on Andrea Petrina’s goal vs. Indiana… recorded seven of her 12 shots over the final five games of the season… logged a season-high 86 minutes in the overtime games with Rutgers and Indiana… averaged 57 minutes per game… started 60 of the 70 (86 percent) games in which she played during her college career, including her underclassman seasons at Illinois State.

JUNIOR / 2015
Academic All-Big Ten... Olson played in 12 games and started each of the first eight games... joined the program as a transfer at the start of the 2015 spring semester... her season came to an end in early October after suffering a broken leg in the loss at Ohio State... scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute vs. Baylor... also scored in the preseason exhibition game win at Milwaukee... assisted on Hannah Leinert's game winner and put all three of her shots on goal in the victory vs. Evansville... recorded at least one shot in all eight games she started... logged double-figure minutes in every game she played, averaging 67 minutes per game as a starter and 52 minutes overall... logged a season-high 78 minutes in the season-opening win vs. Ohio.

All-MVC Second Team... MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 14)... started all 19 games in which she played... scored four goals along with five assists and 13 points...scored game-winning goal in overtime Oct. 11 against Loyola... netted a goal and dished out an assist in the NCAA First Round against South Florida... scored ISU's only goal against No. 7 Texas A&M... recorded three points in season opener Aug. 22 against Northern Illinois... assisted goals in back-to-back games Sept. 28 against Missouri State and Oct. 1 at Milwaukee.

All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team... MVC All-Freshman Team... MVC All-Tournament Team... MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 13)... started all 22 games in the midfield... registered 16 points on six goals and four assists... tied for third on the team and fifth in the MVC with the six goals... tallied all 16 points over the final 15 games of the season... scored her first-career goal in the win over No. 22 Marquette (Sept. 15)...netted two goals in the victory over Saint Louis (Sept. 17)... tallied a goal against IPFW (Sept. 27)...assisted on the game-winning goal at Indiana State (Oct. 4)... scored Redbirds' only goal in a 1-0 win over Loyola (Oct. 13), also firing a career-high six shots... found the back of the net in the victory over Drake (Oct. 27)... buried the final penalty kick to move ISU past Louisville in the NCAA Tournament first round match (Nov. 16).

Played three years for head coach Hsiung Marler at Champaign Centennial... named all-state, Champaign News Gazette All-Area Player of the Year, all-area, all-conference and NSCAA Midwest All-Regional Player as a senior in 2013, tallying 31 goals and 16 assists... won regional a championship... led her squad to an Elite 8 appearance and regional championship in 2011... all-state and all-area performer in 2010 after scoring 30 goals and tallying 17 assists... named Champaign News Gazette Area Player of the Year, the first freshman to earn the honor... ODP state player from 2009-2011 and regional player from 2010-11... spent time with the Little Illini club team, coached by Josh Alford, that won President's Cup nationals in 2009... finished 10th at nationals in 2012 with Illinois Eclipse club team... honor roll and two-year NHS member... American Legion Award recipient.

Biographical Information

Major: Organizational Leadership

Parents: Lance & Gretchen Olson (her father is the golf pro at Champaign Country Club & mother was on the gymnastics team at Alabama)

Siblings: Willa, Gressa & Leif



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