Jennie Moppert, one of the most prolific players in the history of the Purdue soccer program, returns to the sidelines of the Varsity Soccer Complex this season as a volunteer assistant coach. She is the Boilermakers' first volunteer assistant coach since J.D. Wilde left following the 2003 season.
Moppert is experiencing her first year of collegiate coaching, following a successful one-year stint as head coach of the West Lafayette High School Red Devils. Her team finished as Hoosier Conference champions, sporting an overall record of 11-3-1. While at West Lafayette, she was also an assistant coach for the girls basketball team.
A four-year varsity letterwinner with the Boilermakers (2000-03), Moppert is ranked among the program's all-time leaders in several offensive categories, including points (4th-47), goals (4th-17) and assists (3rd-13). Her best offensive season was in 2002, when she led the Boilermakers with a career-high 19 points, which is one of the highest individual totals in team history. That season, she was named Offensive MVP of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup, and has the distinction of scoring Purdue's first-ever goal in the NCAA Tournament.
2003: Recorded shot on goal against North Carolina (11/21) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... made first start of season at forward against Western Michigan (11/16), launching a season high three shots ... came off bench in game against DePaul (11/14) to score the game-winning goal in the 69th minute off an assist from Annette Kent ... was her third goal of the season and second of the year at the Illinois Soccer Complex ... also scored against Evansville during the Clash of the Conferences tournament in September ... missed first game of career on 10/19 vs. Illinois due to injury ... played only 30 minutes vs. Northwestern (10/17) ... was taken out of game with Wildcats because of injury ... provided game-winning assist to Lauren Sesselmann in the 76th minute against Michigan State (10/10) ... received ball from Kent, drove down the sideline and crossed the ball over to Sesselmann in the goal box ... scored second goal of the season off a header from five-yards back against Evansville (9/14) ... assist came from Sesselmann, who crossed it over from the left side ... was her only shot of the game ... assisted on Courtney Coppedge's second goal vs. Arkansas (9/7) ... assist was her first of the season ... named to the Boilermaker Challenge Cup All-Tournament Team for her exceptional play vs. Marshall (8/30) and Eastern Michigan (8/31) ... scored first goal of season and 15th of career against Marshall (8/30) at the 4:52 mark ... unassisted goal was her first shot attempt of the season ... in preseason game at Ohio (8/24) scored game winner seven minutes into overtime.
2002: Boilermaker Challenge Cup Offensive MVP ... led Boilermakers with a career-high 19 points, which is the second highest individual season total in team history (Lauren Sesselmann - 24 points, 2001) ... tied Annette Kent for the team lead in goals scored with seven ... tied Jessica Baumhoff for the team lead in assists with five ... rifled off 50 shots, 24 of which were on goal ... knocked in game-winning scores against Long Beach State and Ball State ... goal vs. Long beach was unassisted ... goal against Cardinals was scored off a pass from Sesselmann ... scored Purdue's first-ever NCAA Tournament point against Eastern Illinois in the 61st minute of action, which knotted the game at 1-1 ... assisted on Courtney Coppedge's goal against Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... tied Annette Kent for the team lead in postseason points (3) ... knocked in two goals in Purdue's 4-3 overtime win at Oakland ... second goal sent match into extra periods ... two goal effort tied a Purdue single-game record ... scored fourth and final goal of Purdue's 4-0 blowout of Buffalo to win the Boilermaker Challenge Cup ... recorded seven shots vs. the Bulls ... racked up back-to-back assists in Purdue's 3-1 triumph at Notre Dame ... assisted on Annette Kent's game-winning goal against the Fighting Irish ... later teamed with Kent to find Sesselmann for the Boilermakers' third and final tally ... on the all-time career charts, ranks third in points (39), goals (14) and shots (121) ... stands second in shots on goal (56) and is tied for second in assists (11).
2001: Saw time in all 19 games, starting 12 ... tallied 912 minutes of playing time ... recorded three assists for three points after making position switch to outside midfield ... took 28 shots with seven on goal ... her first assist of the year was the Boilermakers' first assist of 2001 on a goal by Annette Kent in the 30th minute against Georgetown in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup ... earned a double-assist game against Bulter on Oct. 28 on back-to-back goals by Kelli Merritt and Katie Redmond ... took a season-high five shots with two on goal against SMU on Sept. 2 ... part of all seven Purdue shutouts and all three tie games.
2000: One of only five players to start all 19 games ... named to the Boilermaker Challenge Cup All-Tournament team ... also selected as the Challenge Cup Offensive MVP ... tied Annette Kent with team-leading seven goals, ranking tied for second on the school season list ... her goals vs. Illinois State and Michigan State were game-winners ... also scored game-winner against Wisconsin with 0:07 left to play in regulation ... recorded the game-winning assist to Kent in the final regular season game to defeat No. 14 SMU ... recorded 43 shots, including 25 on goal, for second place on the season list.
High School: Earned four varsity soccer letters ... four-time first team all-conference and all-area selection ... first team all-state pick as a senior and third team as a sophomore ... Prep Sports Player of the Year as a senior ... led Bishop Luers to three conference championships ... member of state final four team as a sophomore ... also earned letters in basketball and track ... on the court, led the Knights to back-to-back class 2A state championships ... member of the Olympic Development Program's regional pool ... played club soccer for the Fort Wayne Citadel, which captured the 1999 state cup.
Personal: Given name is Jennie Grace Moppert ... born Oct. 1, 1981 ... physical education major ... parents are S. Fletcher Sr. and Kim Moppert ... has an older brother, Fletcher Jr., and a younger sister, Addie.