Makaela Nellams
Makaela  Nellams


Everett, Wash.

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Purdue Battles No. 23 Rutgers to a Draw

Ginther & the back line lead Boilers to their first scoreless draw since 2010


OSU, Rutgers on Tap for Big Week

Fowee, Love and Nellams to be recognized prior to kickoff Sunday for senior day


Senior Day Set for Sunday, Oct. 11

Fowee, Love & Nellams to be recognized as part of annual senior day ceremony


Purdue Cannot Overcome Early Deficit

Boilermakers remain winless vs. top-25 opponents since 2009


Boilers Score Thrice to Win at Montana

Three first-half goals help Purdue improve to 5-1


Makaela Nellams 2014 Photo Gallery

Makaela Nellams 2014 Photo Gallery


Nebraska-Iowa Road Trip

Rick Szalach photo gallery from Purdue's Nebraska-Iowa road trip.


Purdue hosts Minnesota & Wisconsin

Purdue vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin


Purdue vs. Ohio State Mega Gallery

Purdue vs. Ohio State


Purdue vs. SIUE Mega Gallery

Purdue vs. SIUE

2014 Photo Gallery | 2013 Photo Gallery
2012 Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: USA National Team
Favorite Athlete: Kyle Beckerman
Favorite Marquee Event: World Cup
Favorite Country to Root For at World Cup: Germany
Pro Goalkeeper She'd Most Like to Shoot Against: Hope Solo
People She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Beyonce, Rhianna & Kanye West
In Her MP3 Player: Beyonce
Last Concert She Attended: Beyonce
Favorite Actor: Will Smith
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Rice
Favorite Dessert: Red Velvet Cake
Favorite Purdue Building: Beering Hall
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming at the Beach
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Tennis
Favorite Big City: San Diego
Unique Travel Locale: Europe
Island She'd Like to Visit: Bora Bora
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2013 Overtime Win at Miami (Ohio)
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Stacey Smith, Italian
Furry Friends: Milo & Angel, Cats

JUNIOR / 2014
Nellams played in 16 games and started the final eight games of the season... scored her first collegiate goal in the final minute of the BTN-televised win against Ohio State... also scored early in the loss at Maryland... accounted for the goal (at Maryland) that led to Alex Hairston's program record 23rd career assist... became the first Boilermaker since 2012 to score her first career goal in Big Ten play and the first since 2011 to record each of her first two scores against conference rivals... her goal in the third minute at Maryland was Purdue's quickest of the season... had six shots on goal among her 12 total shots for the season... played in all 13 Big Ten games... logged double-figure minutes in 15 of the 16 games in which she played... went the distance in the double-overtime draw with Michigan... averaged 46.9 minutes per game and 75.6 minutes per game as a starter.

Nellams played in 17 games, making three starts at outside back... started games against Kansas, Penn State and Ohio State... missed only the Dartmouth and IPFW games... helped Purdue post shutouts against Akron, Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern... logged a season-high 66 minutes in the overtime win at Miami (Ohio)... led the reserves in minutes played in games against Xavier (58), Northern Illinois (49), Miami, Michigan (75), Indiana (55), Minnesota (28) and Iowa (51)... recorded shots on goal against Xavier and Iowa... logged double-figure minutes in 15 of the 17 games in which she played... averaged 40.8 minutes per game.

Nellams played in 18 games, making eight starts... missed only the season-opening win against Toledo... saw action at both forward and defender, finishing the year as a starting defender... started the final five games of the year and seven of the 11 Big Ten games... went the distance in each of the final four games of the season... recorded seven shots, including four on goal, in her college debut, the overtime win against Eastern Illinois.

Four-year letterwinner for coach Kosta Pitharoulis... also ran track for three years... team MVP and first team all-conference as a junior... MVP of the JV soccer team as a freshman was elevated to varsity and helped EHS win the Washington state title... varsity track team MVP as a sophomore... honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore playing varsity soccer... Torch Honors Society

Biographical Information

Major: Film & Video Studies

Parents: Abin-Bola & Sorai Page Nellams

Siblings: Eiki, Taito & Diontea



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