Tayler Francel
Tayler Francel


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Granite Hills





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Season recap recounts highs & lows of Purdue's 2012 campaign.


Boilers' Valiant Effort Against No. 4 PSU Not Enough

Purdue dominates shot & corner kick counts in 2nd half but can't develop quality chances.


2013 Spring Alumni Game

Purdue women's soccer hosts a spring alumni game at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.


Purdue Soccer 2012 Season in Photos

A photo compilation of Purdue Soccer's 2012 home games


Tayler Francel 2012 Photo Gallery

Tayler Francel 2012 Photo Gallery


Purdue vs Penn State -- 2012 Senior Night Game

Purdue Soccer hosts Penn State in the season finale at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.


Special Jerseys Game -- Purdue vs Minnesota

Purdue Soccer hosts Minnesota while wearing uniforms featuring jigsaw puzzle pieces for the annual special jerseys game.

2012 Photo Gallery | Photo Gallery Thru 2011

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Drew Brees
Last Concert She Attended: Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ryan Reynolds & Sandra Bullock
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running
Favorite Purdue Building: Mollenkopf
Favorite Big City: San Diego
Unique Travel Locale: Dominican Republic
Country She'd Like to Visit: Greece
Another Sport She Enjoys: Football
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2009 Win at Texas A&M
Furry Friend: Fireball, Cat

SENIOR / 2012
Academic All-Big Ten
• Francel played in 16 games, making 10 starts
• Started the overtime loss at Louisville and nine of the 11 Big Ten games
• Missed the first two games of the season due to injury
• Contributed to shutout wins against Tennessee-Martin, Evansville, Central Michigan and Northwestern
• Played all 101 minutes in the overtime win at Nebraska
• Also went the distance in Big Ten games against Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota
• Would have gone the distance in the season finale against Penn State but left the pitch in the final minute for a senior night curtain call.

JUNIOR / 2011
Academic All-Big Ten
• Francel played in 12 games
• Saw action in four Big Ten games
• Defensively, played in the shutout wins against Toledo, Colorado and Indiana State
• Logged a season-high 35 minutes at West Virginia
• Also played 29 minutes in the draw with Cal State Northridge.

Academic All-Big Ten
• Played in all 20 games and started eight of the 10 Big Ten games, including seven straight from Sept. 26-Oct. 24
• Assisted on Katie Leinert's game-winner in the victory against Indiana
• Went the distance in six of the eight Big Ten games she started
• Logged a season-high 94 minutes in the scoreless draw with Wisconsin
• Registered a shot on goal in the Morehead State win

• Saw season-high 38 minutes of action in 6-1 win vs. Ball State
• Made collegiate debut with 22 minutes played in season-opening 5-0 win vs. Ohio
• Also appeared for 22 minutes at No. 25 Penn State
• Saw action vs. No. 3 Stanford, at Santa Clara, vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee and vs. Loyola

• Four-year letterwinner
• 2009 All-CIF first team
• 2008 and 2009 All-League first team
• San Diego County All-Academic first team
• ESPN High School honorable mention All-American
• Won 2008 Red Bull National League with San Diego Surf
• Surf also won 2007 and 2008 San Diego Summer Surf Cup

Biographical Information

Major: Public Health Promotion

Parents: Ed & Candace Francel

Sisters: Tahnee & Taryn (Taryn played soccer at Wisconsin)



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