Melissa Casella
Melissa  Casella

RS Junior

Dublin, Ohio

High School:
Dublin Coffman





Purdue Battles No. 23 Rutgers to a Draw

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


Soccer Drops High-Scoring Affair at OSU

Purdue falls to 0-5 when the opposition scores first this year


OSU, Rutgers on Tap for Big Week

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


Boilers Win in Front of Record Crowd

Purdue remains unbeaten all-time against Illinois at home


Purdue Heads West for Montana Cup

Boilermakers set for first road games of 2015, first at elevation since 2010


Melissa Casella 2013 Photo Gallery

Melissa Casella 2013 Photo Gallery


Purdue Soccer, 2013 Season in Photos

A season-long photo gallery from Purdue Soccer's 2013 campaign.


Purdue vs. Minnesota

Purdue vs. Minnesota


Andy Jessop 4-Game Gallery

Photos from Dartmouth, Illinois, Northwestern & Nebraska games


Purdue vs. Dartmouth

Purdue vs. Dartmouth

2013 Photo Gallery | 2012 Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Barcelona FC
Favorite Coach: Matt Ogden
Favorite Pro Stadium: Crew Stadium
Favorite Marquee Event: World Cup
Favorite Country to Root For at World Cup: USA
Current Pro Goalkeeper She'd Most Like to Shoot Against: Tim Howard
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Lionel Messi
In Her MP3 Player: R. Kelly
Last Concert She Attended: Brett Eldridge
Favorite Author: Jodi Picoult
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Morgan Freeman, Kate Bosworth & Christopher Nolan
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: New Year's Eve/Day
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Crème brûlée
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Kayaking
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Racquetball
Favorite Purdue Building: Lily Hall
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Costa Rica
Country She'd Like to Visit: Spain
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Soccer Complex: The Amazing Field
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2012 Overtime Win at Nebraska
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: David Bos, Biology
Furry Friend: Aleu, Australian Shepherd

Academic All-Big Ten... redshirted due to a preseason injury... will return to the active roster as a junior in 2015.

Academic All-Big Ten... Casella started all 19 games, one of only three Boilers to do so... enters her junior season having started 34 consecutive games, the longest active streak on the team... led the team in minutes played after going the distance at her defensive midfielder position in 15 of the 19 games... only came off the field in games against Akron, Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan... missed only about a minute of action against Michigan due to blood on her jersey... assisted on Maddy Williams' goal against Minnesota... helped Purdue post shutouts against Akron, IPFW, Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern... recorded a shot on goal with eight of her 11 shot attempts for the season... had three shots on goal at Michigan... averaged 88.3 minutes per game.

Casella played in all 19 games and started the final 15 games of the year... one of only six Boilers to see action in all 19 games... did not leave the field after joining the starting lineup in time for the Tennessee-Martin win, going the distance in 15 straight games... finished the year ranked third on the team in minutes played... defensive midfielder helped Purdue post shutout wins against Toledo, Tennessee-Martin, Evansville, Central Michigan and Northwestern.

Four-year letterwinner for coaches Michael Walker & Marc D'Auteuil... played for the U14 & U15 U.S. Soccer Girls National Team as a sophomore... four-year member of the ODP state team... invited to U.S. Club Soccer national identification program... played for the Ohio Premier club team in the fall of her senior year... four-year honor roll student

Biographical Information

Major: Neurobiology

Parents: Michael Bomberger & Margaret Baron

Siblings: Jason Baron, Katey & Christopher Bomberger



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