Aug. 6, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue women's soccer was the second Boilermaker athletics team of the 2013-14 school year to report for preseason practice, assembling on campus Tuesday for the opening of its annual training camp Wednesday afternoon.
Program architect and 16th-year head coach Robert Klatte welcomes back nine starters from last season's side, including the team leaders in goals (Jordan Pawlik, 9) and assists (Alex Hairston, 8) as well as two-year starting goalkeeper Clara Kridler.
Upperclassmen Jordan Frick, Mollie Kuramoto, Hadley Stuart and Pawlik were selected as team captains and served in that capacity throughout the spring. Purdue went 3-1-3 during the spring season, highlighted by wins against Dayton and Michigan. Kuramoto has returned to the active roster after redshirting during the 2012 season due to a knee injury.
A group of 11 true freshmen joins the program this fall. Among that group is Hairston's sister Juliana, giving the Boilers their first set of sister teammates since Karah and Tricia Henderson in 1998 and 1999. Jennie (2000-03) and Addie (2004-07) Moppert were also sisters that both played for Purdue, but their college careers did not overlap.
The Big Ten Network announced Monday that the Oct. 6 Purdue-Northwestern game at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex has been selected for live television coverage. The game's start time has been pushed back to 4:30 p.m. It will be the BTN's first live telecast at the new-look Boilermaker Soccer Complex. The renovated stadium debuted last season. A new scoreboard and chairback bleachers along the west sideline have been installed since the end of the 2012 campaign.
Purdue athletics has unveiled the media coverage schedule for the rest of the home slate. A pay-per-view live video webcast will be available for all 12 regular-season home games. Eight home dates will be featured among the Big Ten Digital Network package and receive multiple-camera coverage along with on-site announcers. Three other games will receive single-camera coverage accompanying the radio call. The Oct. 6 game against Northwestern will be simulcast on BTN2go for cable subscribers who receive the Big Ten Network.
Many of Purdue's five Big Ten road games this season could also be added to the Big Ten Digital Network schedule and would be included in the Boilermaker All-Access package. For example, Purdue's road games at Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State last season were all part of the webcast schedule.
Fans can sign up for the Purdue Big Ten Digital Network package through Boilermaker All-Access at PurdueSports.com for $9.95 monthly or $79.95 yearly. A $14.95 monthly or $119.95 yearly package is also available that gives subscribers access to all games played by Big Ten teams. Click HERE for more information and to sign up for Boilermaker All-Access.
Steve Hall returns for another season as the radio play-by-play voice of Purdue soccer. All 12 regular-season home games will be available for free via the Stretch Internet portal at PurdueSports.com. The Aug. 30 game against Northern Illinois will be the only home game not broadcast locally on WSHY-AM 1410.
Former player Lauren Varnau will continue to provide analysis as part of the webcast and radio coverage as her schedule allows.
LIVE ON BIG TEN NETWORK (& BTN2GO for Cable Subscribers)
Sunday, Oct. 6 vs. Northwestern - 4:30 p.m.
LIVE WEBCASTS ON BOILERMAKER ALL-ACCESS VIA BIG TEN DIGITAL NETWORK (Multi-Camera)
Friday, Aug. 23 vs. Akron - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25 vs. Xavier - 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Dartmouth - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 8 vs. Seattle - Noon
Friday, Sept. 13 vs. IPFW - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22 vs. Wisconsin - 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 vs. Indiana - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27 vs. Minnesota - 1 p.m.
LIVE WEBCASTS ON BOILERMAKER ALL-ACCESS (Single Camera)
Friday, Aug. 30 vs. Northern Illinois - 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Illinois - 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 vs. Nebraska - 7 p.m.
GAMES THAT COULD BE ADDED TO BOILERMAKER ALL-ACCESS PACKAGE
Thursday, Sept. 26 at Penn State - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 at Ohio State - 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18 at Michigan State - 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20 at Michigan - 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 at Iowa - 2 p.m.