2001: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... saw time in 18 games, starting nine ... scored one goal for two points ... took eight shots with four on goal for a 50 percent accuracy ratio ... one of only nine players to break the 1,000-minute mark with a total of 1,017 minutes played ... scored her only goal of the year against Butler on Oct. 28 in the 34th minute on assists from Annette Kent and Jennie Moppert ... part of all seven Purdue shutouts and two tie games.
2000: Transferred to Purdue from Auburn ... saw time in all 19 games, starting 11 ... tallied four shots with two on goal ... part of all eight Boilermaker shutouts.
1999: Played in 10 games for Auburn, making three starts ... scored her first collegiate goal in the 67th minute in the Tigers? 3-0 win vs. LSU ... took five shots on the year.
High School: Earned four varsity letters ... four-time all-conference selection ... Rockwood Summit Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... two-time Missouri State Cup Defensive MVP ... first-team all-metro, all-state and team MVP as a senior ... second-team all-metro, all-state and team MVP as a junior ... played in North-South All Star Game as a senior ... played club soccer on the J.B. Marine Soccer Club with current Boilermakers Jessica Baumhoff and Courtney Coppedge ... helped lead J.B. Marine to a 1998 national runner-up finish in the U.S. Youth Soccer Association Laura Moynihan Cup in Phoenix, Ariz. ... member of J.B. Marine as eight-time Snickers Cup state champions, three-time regional champions and four-time regional runners-up ... member of the Missouri Olympic Development Program state team ... scholar-athlete and National Honor Society member.
Personal: Given name is Kelli A. Merritt ... born Aug. 4, 1981 ... elementary education major ... parents are John and Karen Merritt ... has an older sister, Kasey, and a younger brother, Brad.
Merritt?s Career Statistics
Year GP-GS G Ast. Sh. SOG Pts.
1999 10-3 1 0 5 0 2
2000 19-11 0 0 4 2 0
2001 18-9 1 0 8 4 2
Career 47-23 2 0 17 6 4