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Vanessa Korolas
Vanessa  Korolas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mississauga, Ontario

High School:
Father Michael Goetz

Height:
5-10

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
01/21/1996

10/13/2017

Boilermakers Drop OT Heartbreaker 3-2

Purdue scores twice in three-minute span to overcome 2-0 deficit

10/13/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

10/11/2017

Purdue Back Home vs. Huskers, Hawkeyes

Boilermakers to honor their seniors Sunday before first home vs. Iowa since 2011

10/09/2017

Soccer Aims to Defend Folk Field Again

Boilermakers to host Nebraska and Iowa as postseason push continues

10/08/2017

Scoring Streak Snapped in St. Paul

Boilermakers remain in 4th place in Big Ten, play 3 of final 4 games at home

11/07/2016

Vanessa Korolas Action

The best action photos of Vanessa Korolas from the 2016 Season

11/17/2015

Vanessa Korolas, 2015 Player Gallery

Vanessa Korolas, 2015 Player Gallery

02/24/2015

Vanessa Korolas 2014 Photo Gallery

Vanessa Korolas 2014 Photo Gallery

10/22/2014

Michigan State

Purdue vs Michigan State

09/29/2014

Purdue hosts Minnesota & Wisconsin

Purdue vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin

Photo Galleries: 2016 | 2015 | 2014

2016 / AS A JUNIOR
Academic All-Big Ten
• Started all 17 games, one of only two Boilermakers to do so
• Enters her senior season having started all 54 of Purdue's games since the start of 2014, the longest active streak on the team
• Ranked third on the team in minutes played (1346) as the only Boilermaker to see action at defender, midfielder and forward in 2016
• Scored her first collegiate goal in the Wisconsin game
• Also scored an impressive goal to give Purdue a halftime lead at Rutgers
• Assisted on Erika Arkans' game winner in the conference-opening victory at Illinois
• Went the distance against Marshall, West Virginia, Dayton and Minnesota
• Averaged 79 minutes per game

2015 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
• Started all 18 games, one of just four Boilermakers to do so
• Started all 37 games during her underclassman seasons
• Recorded four assists over the first six games, all setting up game-winning goals
• Assisted on goals by Maddy Williams, Dagny Olson and Hannah Leinert (two) in victories against Ohio, Baylor, Evansville and Montana
• Ranked second on the team in minutes played (1,512), logging 90-plus minutes six times
• Went the distance in games against Baylor, Ohio State, Rutgers, Maryland, Michigan and Indiana
• Helped Purdue shut out Ohio, Evansville, Rutgers and Indiana
• Recorded both of her shots at the Montana Cup tournament
• Averaged 84 minutes per game

2014 / AS A FRESHMAN
• One of six Boilermakers, and the only freshman, to start all 19 games
• Ranked fourth on the team in minutes played (1675) after going the distance in 13 of the 19 games
• Logged the full 110 minutes in the draws with Youngstown State and Michigan
• Helped Purdue concede 17 fewer goals than in 2013
• Recorded shots against Ball State, SIU Edwardsville, Youngstown State and Penn State
• Averaged 88.2 minutes per game

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year Athlete of the Year at Goetz Secondary in suburban Toronto
• Team MVP in soccer as freshman, junior and senior
• Also team MVP in volleyball as a senior, basketball as a sophomore and track & field as a freshman
• Had the highest mark in gym class each of her four years
• Earned academic honors in her upperclassman years
• From the same Toronto suburb as former Purdue standout Loredana Riverso (2006-09)

PERSONAL
• Major: Elementary Education
• Parents: Dean and Jacqueline Korolas
• Sister: Katrina

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