Makaela Nellams
Makaela  Nellams


Everett, Wash.

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Roff Announces Purdue's 2015 Schedule

Purdue to welcome Baylor, Missouri & Indiana to campus for Boilermaker Challenge Cup.


Season Recap: Improved Defense Not Enough for Boilers

Purdue conceded 17 fewer goals than 2013 but failed to score 20 for first time in team history.


Purdue Shut Out at Home for Fourth Straight Game

Boilermakers record 10 shots & nine corner kicks in second half but can't score.


Loss at Iowa Eliminates Purdue From B1G Tourney Contention

Arkans opens scoring in 11th minute, ending Boilers' scoring drought at 367 minutes.


Purdue Shut Out for Seventh Time in 2-0 Loss to Michigan St.

Boilermakers unable to capitalize on early chances & MSU makes the most of its seven shots.


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

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Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
Favorite Country to Root For at World Cup: Germany
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Beyonce
In Her MP3 Player: Beyonce
Last Concert She Attended: Beyonce
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Rice
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming at the Beach
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Tennis
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Canada
Country She'd Like to Visit: Greece
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2013 Overtime Win at Miami (Ohio)
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Doug Dorman, Film & Video Studies
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 Hairstonâ?TMs 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 Purdueâ?TMs 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