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Erika Arkans
Erika  Arkans

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Carlsbad, Calif.

High School:
La Costa Canyon

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
08/27/1996

11/22/2016

Purdue Battles Thru Snakebitten Season

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

10/27/2016

Boilermakers Drop OT Heartbreaker Again

Purdue racks up 30 shots again but suffers third OT loss of the season

10/20/2016

Boilermakers Host IU for Golden Boot Game

Purdue regained possession of the Boot with road win in B-Town last year

10/16/2016

Purdue Out Shoots No. 16 PSU but Loses 1-0

Boilermakers put together their most competitive effort at PSU since 2007

10/07/2016

Purdue Drops OT Heartbreaker at Rutgers

Korolas scores impressive goal to give Boilermakers short-lived lead

11/07/2016

Erika Arkans 2016 Action

The best action photos of the 2016 season.

11/16/2015

Erika Arkans, 2015 Player Gallery

Erika Arkans, 2015 Player Gallery

02/24/2015

Erika Arkans 2014 Photo Gallery

Erika Arkans 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.

Photo Galleries: 2016 | 2015 | 2014

JUNIOR / 2016
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Arkans played in 16 games, starting 12 times... started the season opener and the final 11 games of the season... scored the game-winning goal in the conference-opening victory at Illinois, the first win by the road team in the Illinois-Purdue series... finished her Purdue career with nine goals, including five game winners... also scored in the preseason exhibition win vs. Miami (Ohio)... recorded a shot in 14 of the 16 games in which she played... logged a season-high 82 minutes in the draw with Indiana... averaged 60 minutes per game.

SOPHOMORE / 2015
Arkans played in 14 games and made all six of her starts in Big Ten play... after injuries limited her over the first month of the season, scored all three of her goals in Big Ten play while starting six of the seven games in October... scored Purdue's first goals at Nebraska, Ohio State and Indiana... scored in consecutive games for the second time in her collegiate career... put all three of her shots on goal in the Indiana win... for the season, had six shots on goal among her eight shots... logged double-figure minutes in every game she played... went the distance in the overtime win at Maryland, playing a season-high 107 minutes... averaged 75 minutes per game as a starter and 51 minutes per game overall.... Purdue is 5-2 when she has scored during her career, five of her eight goals coming in Big Ten play.

FRESHMAN / 2014
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 3)... Arkans played in 16 games and started 15 times... scored twice against SIU Edwardsville in the only game of the season in which she played but didn't start... saw action in 11 of the 13 Big Ten games, all but Rutgers and Michigan... ranked second on the team with five goals, also scoring against Ohio, Northwestern and Iowa... accounted for Purdue's first goal of the season in the Ohio victory, becoming the sixth freshman in program history to do so... scored the golden goal in the 104th minute in the victory at Northwestern, becoming the first Purdue freshman to record an overtime game-winner... lifted the Boilers to their 11th straight victory against NU in the process... also assisted on Mollie Kuramoto's goal at Northwestern... teamed with Nicole Robertson in the Ohio win for the first game in which two Boilers each scored their first goals since 2011... recorded four shots in the SIUE win... logged 100-plus minutes in the overtime games at Youngstown State and Northwestern, including a season-high 105 in the draw at YSU... averaged 67.2 minutes per game.

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB
Four-year varsity letter-winner... offensive team MVP as a junior and team captain as a senior... part of an Excalibur state tournament championship team in 2011 and Excalibur finalists again in 2013.

Biographical Information

Major: Public Health

Parents: Edward & Eleanor Arkans

Siblings: Diana & Michael (Diana played volleyball at UC Davis & Michael plays football at Linfield College)

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