Alex & Juliana Hairston are Purdue's first set of sister teammates since 1998-99.
1999: Academic All-Big Ten ? named to the inaugural Boilermaker Challenge Cup All-Tournament team ... played and started in 16 games ... tallied two assists and five shots as a defensive back ... credited with an assist on Jessica Baumhoff?s goal against Butler ... part of three shutout victories ... assisted on the game-winning goal in Purdue?s win over Central Florida.
1998: Named the Elite Feet Player of the Week by Soccer Buzz magazine during the last week of October ? named the defensive MVP of the Panther Invitational at UW-Milwaukee ... assisted on Chrissy Creamer?s goal against Ohio ... collected second assist of the year when Karah Henderson deflected her shot into the net against Butler ? tied the game against Florida International off a corner kick ? earned an assist in the final game of the season against Tulane.
High School: Earned four varsity letters ? team MVP as a senior ? two-time academic all-state ? member of the Cardinal Premier soccer club, which advanced to the national semifinals in 1997 ... played on the Ohio South Olympic Development Team for one year ? named one of Cincinnati?s Top 100 Athletes as a senior ? National Honor Society member.
Personal: Given name is Tricia Joy Henderson ? born Feb. 9, 1980 ? management major ? parents are Todd and Connie Henderson ? has an older brother, Travis, and an older sister, Karah, who also played soccer for Purdue.