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Christy Riggle
Christy Riggle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zionsville, Ind.

High School:
Zionsville

Height:
5-4

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
11/19/1985

Experience:
3VL

Team Captain:
1st Year



2006: Team Captain ... Academic All-Big Ten ... provided an assist to Jessica Okoroafo in the sixth minute against Indiana ... the assist was her first since freshman year, and the second of her career ... played in all 23 matches at the right back position, starting 22 ... both games played and started totals were personal bests ... key member of a defensive effort that enabled Purdue to shut out a program-record seven-consecutive opponents from Aug. 29 through Sept. 15 and establish a program-best 10-match unbeaten streak (Aug. 29 through Sept. 24) ... has not missed a match the last two seasons, playing in 43 consecutive games.

2005: Academic All-Big Ten ... competed in all 20 matches, starting the last 16 matches at center back ... played every minute of 10 matches, including overtime/double overtime contests against Northwestern, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... wrestled ball from DePaul attacker Julianne Sitch in 4-0 win over Blue Demons.

2004: Competed in 18 of the team's 20 matches, starting 12 ... started first 11 matches of the season, and played all 90 minutes in the first four contests ... split time on the defensive line with Kristin Hetzel and Zarinah Blockton ... provided the game-winning assist to Kim Comisar in 1-0 win against Michigan State ... was first point of collegiate career ... Riggle eluded a Spartan defender on the right side before finding enough room to cross the ball to Comisar in the goal box ... on defense, played in seven of the team's shutout victories ... helped clear two Wright State corner kicks in 1-0 win over Raiders ... also helped D-line limit Raiders to seven shots ... team was 7-5 in her 12 starts and averaged one goal allowed per match.

High School: Graduated from Zionsville High School in 2004 ... earned four varsity letter in both soccer and basketball ... two-time first team All-Indiana State Soccer selection ... three-time team MVP and three-time team captain ... led Zionsville to two conference championships, three tournament championships and a No. 2 state ranking ... finished career at Zionsville with 48 goals and 37 assists ... member of the Indiana State ODP team and six-time state champion club team Carmel Commotion ... captain of the U-17 Commotion, which finished second in the USYSA National Championships in 2003 ... led Zionsville's basketball team in assists and steals for three years and was selected team captain as a junior and senior ... high school teammate of Rebecca Robison and club teammate of fellow freshman Jill Sarbaugh.

Personal: Given name is Christine Rhiannon Riggle ... born Nov. 19, 1985 ... parents are Dave Riggle and Kurt and Cindy Hunt ... has three younger sisters, Allie, Kelly and Kimmy ... father Kurt played football at Butler University.