Melissa Casella
Melissa Casella


Dublin, Ohio

High School:
Dublin Coffman




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Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Coach: Matt Ogden
In Her MP3 Player: One Republic
Last Concert She Attended: Steve Means
Favorite Author: Jodi Picoult
Film Favorites
Actor: Morgan Freeman, Actress: Kate Bosworth, Director: Christopher Nolan
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: New Year's Eve/Day
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming
Favorite Purdue Building: Stewart Center
Favorite Big City: Venice
Unique Travel Locale: Costa Rica
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Spain
Another Sport She Enjoys: Racquetball
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... 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