Soraya Toppin-Herbert
Soraya  Toppin-Herbert


St. James, Barbados

High School:
Phil-Mont Christian Academy (Pa.)





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Soraya Toppin-Herbert 2014 Photo Gallery

Soraya Toppin-Herbert 2014 Photo Gallery


Michigan State

Purdue vs Michigan State


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

2014 Photo Gallery | 2013 Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Obadele Thompson
Favorite Country to Root For at World Cup: Brazil
Current Pro Goalkeeper She'd Most Like to Shoot Against: Keylar Navos
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Maya Angelou
In Her MP3 Player: Jah Cure
Favorite Author: Karen Kingsbury
Favorite Month: January
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Playing Soccer
Favorite Cuisine: Cou Cou & Flying Fish
Favorite Big City: Philadelphia
Unique Travel Locale: Barbados
Country She'd Like to Visit: Brazil
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Soccer Complex: The Locker Room
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Howard Zelaznik, Health & Kinesiology

SENIOR / 2014
Academic All-Big Ten... Toppin-Herbert played in 16 games and started nine times... after missing the first two game due to injury, scored in the wins vs. both Ball State and SIU Edwardsville over Labor Day Weekend... her goal against Ball State was her first as a Boilermaker... played in 12 of the 13 Big Ten games, all but the road game at Nebraska... beginning with the SIUE win, started eight straight games over the first half of the season... also started the season finale vs. Michigan... logged double-figure minutes in every game that she saw action... logged a season-high 75 minutes vs. Michigan... averaged 44.9 minutes per game.

JUNIOR / 2013
Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Toppin-Herbert played in 12 games, including five Big Ten contests... logged double-figure minutes in 10 of the 12 games in which she played... recorded a shot on goal with four of her five shot attempts for the season... saw action in Big Ten road games against Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and Iowa... logged a season-high 45 minutes in the season-opening win against Akron... averaged 20.2 minutes per game.

Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Toppin-Herbert played in eight games and made her first college start in the loss at Iowa... logged a season-high 64 minutes to help lead Purdue to an overtime win at Nebraska... also saw action in Big Ten games against Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State... logged 33 minutes against Central Michigan in her season debut after missing the first seven games due in part to injury... logged double figure minutes in all but one game in which she played.

Toppin-Herbert played in nine games, including four Big Ten games... credited with a shot in games against Missouri and Indiana State... logged a season-high 34 minutes at Missouri

Recorded seven CAPs and one goal for the Barbados U20 National Team... attended high school at Philadelphia-Montgomery Academy in suburban Philadelphia where she was a four-year letter-winner in soccer and track and field, playing soccer for coach David Askey... 2010 Bicentennial Athletic League Player of the Year and team MVP... helped lead her FC Delco club team to the 2009 U17 club national championship and was also part of championship teams in Barbados... two-time high honor roll student as an upperclassman... mathematics award recipient... attended Queen's College in Barbados before moving to the USA

Biographical Information

Major: Movement and Sports Science

Father: Michael Herbert

Mother: Fay A.O. Toppin

Brothers: Arrio M.A. Toppin-Carrington & Omar Herbert

Sister: Shakola Herbert



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